ECB have announced three emergency schemes to support the recreational game.
We recommend that clubs contact all their suppliers to renegotiate 2020-21 costs. Please click here to download the cashflow template Excel spreadsheet prepared by our good friends at the Derbyshire Cricket Foundation.
If your club or organisation has recently obtained any funding, please email HCB.Admin@ageasbowl.com with details or a link to the fundraising page (individual amounts will not be shared). ECB advises that cricket's relationship with government will be enhanced in the coming months if cricket can demonstrate that it has raised funds for cricket and community causes.
|* Funding Source (HCB affiliated clubs)||Awards||£|
|Government Small Business Grant||60||£593,683|
|ECB Emergency Support||54||£152,565|
|Club Fundraising (including £40,791 for non-club causes)||37||£149,067|
|Sport England Community Emergency Fund||38||£109,209|
Funds are administered by the 14 Hampshire and Isle of Wight local authorities. Please click below for:
Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors (including sports clubs) in England will not have to pay business rates for the 2020-21 tax year, please click here for details. Your local authority will write to you if you are eligible for rate relief. You should make contact with your local authority if you are not getting a grant or relief to which you think you are entitled.
This scheme is due to open in April 2021 alongside new Welcoming Environments Guidance.
The scheme remains open to eligible clubs providing finance for capital projects (including machinery). If your club wishes to apply, please click here to download an Expression of Interest Form. This scheme is separate to the Emergency Loan Scheme and is not administered through ECB’s Investment Management System.
The Trustees of the England and Wales Cricket Trust (ECB’s subsidiary charity) have agreed that loan repayments will be suspended for the first year of the five year term. All other terms and conditions remain in place. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding sources include but are not limited to:
Please click here for the list of 52 Hampshire clubs and organisations registered as CASCs as at January 2021 on the HMRC website. Please click here for ECB information on CASC status. Please click here for Government information on CASCs including eligibility for Gift Aid.
We are aware that many CASCs and charities have suspended the collection of membership subscriptions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic but some individuals are making voluntary donations instead in order to support their club.
It is worthwhile reminding you that that there is no barrier to Gift Aid being claimed on such donations, provided they are freely given, no benefits arise in consequence of that specific donation (either now or in the future) or, if provided, they fall within the legislative limits, and a Gift Aid Declaration is obtained.
In circumstances where clubs have reduced their subscription rate, any amounts freely donated over and above this reduced amount would also potentially be eligible for Gift Aid. In all cases it must made clear to the members that the amounts voluntarily given by them are not subscriptions, carry no subscription rights and will be treated as donations on which the CASC or charity will claim Gift Aid.
The personal tax implications of making a Gift Aid donation will also need to be explained to donors.
Given the impact Coronavirus has had on the start of this year’s cricket season, NatWest together with the ECB have launched a new online financial guide to help cricket leagues, clubs and volunteers efficiently manage their finances and help clubs thrive. The NatWest Club Cricket Financial Guide offers practical advice and tools including how to deal with the impact of Coronavirus, looking after the cricket community and guidance on how to boost income through tips on memberships, facilities and sponsor support. The guide is available here for clubs to download and access. Tips include: