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Emergency Loan Scheme

The scheme aims to support affiliated Cricket Clubs during the COVID-19 crisis by providing funding to help cover any shortfall in the preparation, essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs of facilities following the resumption of recreational cricket.

Who can apply?

Clubs affiliated to their County Cricket Board in 2019 or 2020.

What will the scheme fund?

Facilities Preparation Costs:

  • Adapting to comply with COVID-19 guidelines
  • Pitch Renovation

Essential Fixed and/or Contracted Costs:

  • Utility or Service Costs
  • Rental charges
  • Staff costs (employees not players)
  • Cleaning or maintenance commitments
  • IT licences
  • Security
  • Insurance
  • Equipment orders that can’t be deferred or recovered
  • TV/Broadband subscriptions (where it is not suspended)
  • Affiliations
  • Any other reasonable fixed and/or contracted costs

How much loan can I apply for?

Club with a Junior Section1 (including All Stars Cricket / Dynamos Cricket) between £1,000 and £50,000.

Club with an adult section only between £1,000 and £20,000.

1A Cricket Club with a Junior Section is defined as a Club that offers appropriate coaching and competition to cricketers under 18 years of age.

How do I apply?

Before applying, it is highly recommended clubs read the Emergency Loan Scheme guidance notes.

Clubs apply by clicking here

Where do I go for help?

If cricket clubs have any questions about the Emergency Loan Scheme please read the frequently asked questions or contact the facilities help desk by emailing

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