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League Emergency Loan Scheme

The ECB League Emergency Loan Scheme aims to support affiliated cricket leagues (open-age and junior leagues) during the COVID-19 crisis through the provision of interest-free loans.

Who can apply?

Open-age and junior leagues affiliated direct to ECB, or a partnership agreement via their County Cricket Board (CCB) or the National Asian Cricket Council (NACC), National Cricket Conference (NCC) or Afro-Caribbean Cricket Association (ACCA) in 2019 or 2020.

What will the scheme fund?

The cost of cricket balls, plus unrecoverable costs  above £2,000  in the 2020 season, which may include:

  • The cost of block booking/hire of grounds
  • The cost associated with the production of league handbooks
  • The cost of purchase of kit and/or equipment
  • The cost of staging events

How much loan can a league apply for?

Up to £50,000. If a league requires a loan exceeding this limit, please contact the ECB facilities help desk by emailing

How do I apply?

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

Leagues should  apply by clicking here.

Where do I go for help?

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

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