Storm damaged pitches and facilities could be back in use sooner than expected thanks to a new emergency flood relief fund.
Floods can have a devastating impact on cricket clubs and cause significant damage to changing and social facilities, buildings and machinery, as well as depositing harmful sediment and waste on pitches.
The effects of Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis are still being fully assessed but, in an attempt to rectify the damage as soon as possible, local authorities and community sports organisations are being invited to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to pay for emergency repairs.
ECB have been liaising with Sport England and they have extended their flood support fund to include the geographic areas hit. Sport England is making emergency funding available now to flooded Clubs, so when the time is right sports organisations can pay for rebuilds and repairs quickly.
The grants could typically be used to restore grass pitches, to repair and decontaminate flood or wind-damaged clubhouses, replace damaged electrical systems or dredge blocked drains.
Their Community Asset Fund was designed to help communities quickly respond to emergencies or unexpected events that stop people from being active.
Their funding team is briefed and ready to receive a call or e-mail from you so please get in touch with them via email email@example.com or phone 03458 508508.
Their message in full can be found in the following news releases:
For more information or to ask questions please contact either:
Duncan Jenkinson, Regional Clubs and Facilities Manager at ECB – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kent Cricket Community Team – CommunityAdmin.Kent@ecb.co.uk
We will need to know the following information in order to assist further:
- Single key contact info – name, email, mobile number as a minimum
- Details of damage:
- What is insured (and has this been assessed)
- What is uninsured
- What is immediately resolvable
- What may be longer term (such as damage to playing surfaces)
- Cost estimates where available
- Insurance documentation
- Photographs where available