Money raising opportunities


Following the formation of the Southern League (SL) in 1969, a general inquiry in 1970 initiated by Noel Fisher showed a widespread interest among clubs tired of the surfeit of draws in ‘friendly’ cricket and looking for a competitive edge with rewards, in the form of promotion, for success.


Some news below on grant funds, a couple of which are open for a few more days.  England and Wales Cricket Board will be investing £52m in club grants 2020-24 (priority themes: clubs, urban, women & girls, see Inspiring Generations Strategy 2020-24 pages 8,10,12 & 18 attached / available at this link  Local budgets and precise criteria are still being confirmed, we will be hitting the road in the new year to inform and consult on the plan for Hampshire.

  • National Lottery Celebrate 25 Years closes 2pm 6 Dec, planning a community event Feb-Nov 2020? Facebook post also cites purchase of “equipment for an amateur sports team”
  • Magic Little Grants up to £500, closes 29 Nov (re-opens next year?)
  • Easyfundraising now is the best time to get as many supporters on board as possible. We’ll give your cause a bonus £5 donation for every referred supporter who raises their first £5. Just get them to sign up with your unique referral link:
  • Michael May Foundation (under 19s approximately) email trustee Paddy May [email protected] with 1) information on your  junior section, 2) what you want, 3) how will it benefit junior development, 4) committed funds / funds required, 5) latest club accounts

Any queries in the meantime please do not hesitate to get in touch


Simon Jones, Cricket Development Manager (clubs), Hampshire Cricket Board

[email protected] 023 8047 5653 / 07920 452537

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