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Club Development Planning 

For any cricket club, planning for the future is essential to ensuring the sustainability of the club. Our staff are on hand to help with any guidance on any area of recreational cricket. As an affiliated club to Sussex Cricket, we ask that your club completes a Club Development Plan, which will enable us to better support your club and aid us in pointing you in the right direction to achieve your priorities. 

Please be aware that access to any ECB and SCF funding is reliant on your club having submitted a Club Development Plan to your Territory Manager. 

You can find the template for the Club Development Plan here. 


Spen Cama Foundation

Funding applications to the Spen Cama Cricket Foundation for 2020 are now open. Applications forms are available to download below and clubs are strongly advised to carefully read the guidance notes also below. 

Please note the closing date of Friday 31st January 2020 and applications will not be considered from clubs who received funding from the Spen Cama Cricket Foundation in 2019. 

For 2020 this funding is focusing on three main areas for applications being, Machinery, Playing Pitch Advisory Visits and Nets. 

Funding Checklist - Have you got everything you need?

Your first port of call for any funding project should be by contacting your Territory Manager however you should consider whether you have the following in place:

  • Is your Territory Manager aware of the project in advance?
  • Has your club previously submitted a Club Development Plan?
  • Does your project require planning permission or landlords permission and have you looked into this?
  • Have you looked at other sources of funding?
  • What is your timescale for delivering the project?

ECB Funding

The ECB and the SCF will shortly be announcing a change to the way funding is administered in Sussex. If you have any projects on the horizon that you will be requiring funding for please contact your Territory Manager to ensure you have everything place for this.


The Club Cricket Charity and ECB is delighted to announce that the Second Phase of its Defibrillator Supply project is now available to cricket clubs and organisations

The offer is for the supply of a portable AED unit at a cost of £500, or, if required, the unit and a self-monitoring mounted cabinet for £915. The Club Cricket Charity will pay the difference on behalf of ECB. This highly discounted offer includes training, insurance cover for loss or damage as well as personal liability, stress counselling post event, and registration with local emergency services.

The offer is fulfilled by The Community Heartbeat Trust under their ‘Managed Solution’ scheme which was successfully deployed during 2018 with 104 clubs and teams receiving portable units.

A cardiac arrest (the stoppage of the heart muscle) can be triggered by many factors: a heart attack; an undiagnosed heart condition; a ball hitting batsman or fielder in the chest or on the head. It can affect any age group from teenage to pensioner, and all between; player and spectator alike. This can be fatal if treatment is not commenced within five minutes of the collapse of the patient. 

Many cricket teams play on cricket fields where professional help may not arrive within this very short timescale, but there is a potential solution by using the portable defibrillator - which gives an electric shock to ‘reboot’ the heart - whilst awaiting professional help. 

The unit is designed to be extremely easy to use with a screen on the front of the machine showing how to use it, and a voice to explain each step of the treatment.  Full training of chosen personnel is part of the offer, either at your club or in the local community.

The wall mounted cabinet is the latest design which automatically monitors and remotely reports the readiness of the unit for use while also recording its usage.

We all hope that this piece of equipment never needs to be used, but there is ample evidence that it saves lives.   

To reply to this offer please initially send a request for an application form to giving the name of your club and its rough location.  The process should take no more than three weeks to fulfil for delivery, then an appointment will be arranged for the training session.