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COACHING COURSES

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHICH COURSE IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Coach support worker – For further information click here
Coaching cricket: children (6-13) – For further information click here
Coaching cricket: young people and adults (13 years+) – For further information click here

Safeguarding Young Cricketers

If you need to renew your Safeguarding Young Cricketers qualification click here to register and complete online.

SUSSEX CRICKET 2018 WINTER/SPRING COURSES

INTERESTED IN UMPIRING OR SCORING?

Sussex Association of Cricket Officials

For further information and to book onto a Sussex Association of Cricket Officials course please click on the link below.

CRICKET GROUNDSMAN

THE SUSSEX ASSOCIATION OF CRICKET GROUNDSMAN (SACG)

JOIN TODAY and you and your club can receive the following benefits all for just £70 per season!

Chance to Attend Seminars / Workshops with Guest Speakers

Use of the Trailer of Equiptment for Pre / Post Season Renovations

Chance to Attend SACG AGM’s and Other Events

If your club is interested in joining, please contact roger.newman@sussexcricket.co.uk

CLUB WELFARE OFFICER

Training for Club Welfare Officers (CWOs) has two elements, both of which involve an evening training workshop.

Firstly, CWOs need to attend Safeguarding and Protecting Children, which provides core knowledge around generic safeguarding/welfare issues.

Following this, the Safe Hands Workshop is cricket specific and provides full details of the ECB’s Safe Hands policy and requirements for clubs.

Combined, these workshops provide a training pack to enable club welfare officers to acquire the core knowledge and develop their skills in order to fulfil their role and responsibilities.

A trained CWO is a requirement for Clubmark accreditation and for all adult league clubs.

For further information about becoming a club Welfare Officer please contac eddie.hick@sussexcricket.co.uk

FACILITIES & FUNDING

Whether you are looking to improve your current pavilion, nets, non turf facility or equipment, or a complete rebuild of your pavilion, the ECB Facilities page is a great starting point for information on funding streams and technical guidance.

Technical Specifications for New Pavilion Builds can be found here: technical_guidance_for_pavilions_and_clubhouses.

For more information, please contact roger.newman@sussexcricket.co.uk

Register now for 2018 NatWest CricketForce

2018’s NatWest CricketForce will take place across the weekend beginning Friday 23rd March.

This year ECB are encouraging clubs to take part in activities that will help create family friendly environments such as upgrading access for people with disabilities and improving changing and toilet facilities for women and girls.

The registration portal is now open, sign up and activate your £150 privilege account from Jewson – click here.

If you have any queries please email natwestcricketforce@ecb.co.uk

 

SO WHERE CAN I ACCESS INFORMATION ON TYPES OF FUNDING?

There are numerous funding streams out there, if you know where to look. This section should hopefully give you some idea of a few streams that could benefit your cricket club.

First port of call is quite often your local authority, county council or parish council, a well thought out plan and approach to these bodies can result in important funds.

Please follow the links below for information on funding from different bodies, alternatively, please contact your Cricket Development Manager for more information.
ECB Funding:

The England & Wales Cricket Board have funding information about various schemes including those mentioned below. Please visit https://www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/club-support/club-funding for more information.

Information on England and Wales Cricket Trust – Interest Free Loan Scheme
England & Wales Cricket Trust Grant Aid Scheme
Jewson Privilege Account Scheme (available only for registered members of NatWest CricketForce)
Waitrose Club Open Days

 

SPORT ENGLAND FUNDING:

Inspired Facilities – Modernise and open up facilities for community sport – funding for Rain Water Harvesting Systems, new insulation, high efficiency boilers and more.
Protecting Playing Fields – To protect and improve playing fields, developing opportunities for community sport. If you want to improve your playing field or are looking to add or move to a new site, this fund could be an option.

Sport England Community Asset Fund – A new rolling funding programme from Sports England replacing their small grant scheme. For more information visit the Sport England website

 

ACTIVE SUSSEX

Active Sussex look to support all sports clubs in any way they can and funding is one area that they focus on. For more information please visit the Active Sussex Website at http://www.activesussex.org/funding/

 

SPORT ENGLAND CLUB MATTERS

The new Sport England Club Matters website has information on funding, as well as all other areas of Club Management. To have a look at their handy advice and tips, please visit: http://www.sportenglandclubmatters.com/club-finances/generating-income/

 

THE COMMUNITY AMATEUR SPORTS CLUB (CASC) SCHEME

Allows local amateur sports clubs to register with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and benefit from a range of tax reliefs, including Gift Aid.

For further information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-amateur-sports-clubs-detailed-guidance-notes/community-amateur-sports-clubs-detailed-guidance-notes

VOLUNTEERS

OSCA's

The NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) aim to reward the contribution that volunteers make to the game.

Established in 2003, the OSCAs form part of the ECB’s volunteering programme, which gives cricket clubs advice on educating, recruiting and rewarding volunteers.

Each year the ECB invites each of the County Cricket Boards winners of the below categories to Lords for an afternoon of fun for everyone where the national winners are also presented.

For further information please contact roger.newman@sussexcricket.co.uk

 

VOLUNTEER CENTRES

 

Volunteer centres can be an excellent source of help for your club when you are looking to find new volunteers. They can extend the range of people who volunteer in sport and may well be able to identify someone with specific skills who would not necessarily have found their way into sport or your club.

 

For details of your local Volunteer Centre in Sussex please contact Roger.Newman@sussexcricket.co.uk