Project Proposals – County Grants Fund 2023

Tuesday 18th October 2022

We are currently asking clubs to submit their project proposals for the next round (2023) of the ECB County Grants Fund.

Following the first round of the scheme which launched in the autumn of 2021 and ran through to September 2022, clubs can now submit their proposals for 2023. The first round of the programme was oversubscribed by 25% and demand is expected to increase further in round two, so it is crucial that clubs submit their proposals early, and gain the support of Kent Cricket to develop the project accordingly.

Submit your 2023 Proposal

If we received a grant in the previous round, can we reapply?

  • Yes – but it must be for a different and unrelated project.

Do we need planning permission?

  • Possibly – a number of projects that you might not expect, do in fact require planning permission. Examples include:
      • Non-turf pitches
      • New areas of decking/patio
      • Pergolas
      • Changes to windows – especially if you are in a conservation area.

The only exception to this would be written confirmation from your local planning department that they do not require you to apply. If you’re unsure, it is best to check.

Shaping your project…

  • You must be able to demonstrate that your application is based on a project, not a shopping list. E.G. developing the “Social Space” at the club may include an element of catering expenditure and furniture expenditure. But you could not apply for a BBQ, furniture, an entrance sign and a public address system.

When can we start an application for 2023?

  • We will be prioritising larger projects that require additional work, such as planning permission over the autumn/winter, to give them the best chance of success prior to the 2023 season. No projects can be taken to a panel for decision before February 2023, but the application form can be started from now.

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If you’re have any questions that prevent you from completing the project proposal, then please email James Moss.