WEPL Improvement Fund 2018

In line with the WEPL facilities and pitch preparation criteria the league is, for the third year in a row, running a  Club Improvement Fund to assist clubs in developing on and off field facilities.

When is the fund open?

We will welcome applications between 7th March and 6th April 2018.

Who can apply for funding?

All 2018 WEPL clubs can apply providing they were not successful in securing funds from the Club Improvement Fund in 2016 or 2017.

One application per year.

One successful application (maximum) every three years.

What is eligible for funding?

Each club can apply for funding for ONE of the items below per application.

Funding will not be given retrospectively for projects/products already purchased.

Projects/products will need to be completed/purchased by the 1st October 2018 to be eligible for funding.

Grounds equipment (new or second hand (with a minimum 12 month guarantee))

Such as:


Pitch mowers

Outfield mowers etc..

Ancillary equipment



Roll on covers

Side sheets

Bowlers run up sheets

Water removal equipment

Practice facilities/nets

Permanent non-turf training facilities (nets)

Roll on cages

Ball stop netting


Electronic scoreboards

How much can we apply for?

Up to a maximum of £1,000 per club and no more than a 50% contribution to the total cost of the project/product.

The Club Improvement Fund will be £10,000 in 2018.

How do we apply?

  1. Complete electronic application form - CLICK HERE for application form.
  2. Attach at least two quotations for the product/project and email to Allan Taylor - allanetay@btinternet.com.

How will WEPL decide which clubs to fund?

The WEPL Standards Committee will make and communicate the decisions after the 6th April.

There is a strong likelihood that we will receive more applications than we can fund. Decisions on which clubs are successful will therefore be based on applications meeting the criteria for the fund, the perceived need of the club and likelihood of successful completion of the project.

If we are successful when we will we get the funding?

WEPL will distribute funds to successful applicants once decisions have been made and clubs have signed and returned documentation regarding the funding.

Clubs will need to evidence the completion/purchase of the project/product by the 1st October 2017 or the funding will need to be returned to WEPL.