The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced a number of measures to support cricket clubs and leagues during this crisis, including two new emergency support schemes as well as £40m being made immediately available to clubs through the early distribution of funds. In total, £61 million has been available to support professional and recreational cricket during the Covid-19 crisis.
The ECB has announced an Emergency Loan Scheme to help clubs cover any shortfall in essential day-to-day running and maintenance costs they experience during the Covid-19 lockdown. Clubs with a junior section can apply for an amount between £1,000 and £5,000, clubs that are adult-only can apply for a loan of between £1,000 and £3,000.
Clubs that are unable to take out an Emergency Loan due to their own constitution or articles are eligible to apply for a Return to Cricket Grant. Clubs that only have an adult section are able to apply or grants of up to £1,000, Leagues (open-age or junior) are able to apply for up to £2,000, and clubs with a junior section are able to apply for up to £3,000. Clubs and Leagues need to contact their County Cricket Board to discuss their application.
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