Most organisations and clubs require funding to improve a) what they can offer or b) to improve what facilities they have.
This is certainly no different with cricket clubs or schools who are continuously striving to improve elements of their club to ensure what they offer to their members or pupils is of the highest possible standard.
There are two main areas that clubs are advised to look at when looking for funding or to improve their facilities.
Facility Development Guidance
When looking to develop a facility project it is important that careful planning takes place to ensure that a successful outcome is reached. To assist clubs with this the ECB has produced a document entitled; Developing a Project. This document is relevant to any facility project and has been designed to offer advice that will meet the requirements of all potential partners or funders.
Developing a Project – from concept to completion
Whilst this document will offer advice around managing the development of a facility project it is also important that you seek first hand advice from Facility and Funding experts. Within the ECB there is a Facilities and Funding department that are available to meet with clubs to discuss facility developments.
We have staff who can support clubs with any facilities project and we recommend that if your club has any plans to improve thier facilities that they should contact League & Club Development Officer Matt Counsell on firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as the guidance that ECB provides around generic facility projects, the ECB also has technical specification documents relevant to specific projects. When embarking on a development it is important that these specifications are considered and adhered to as they provide mandatory criteria that potential funders will look for when deciding whether to financially support a project. The documents also provide practical advice for cricket club officials and important information for designers or companies that are quoting for facility developments.
The list of technical specification documents are as follows:
TS3 – Indoor Sports Halls with Cricket provision.
TS4 – Fine Turf Guidelines for the construction, preparation and maintenance of Cricket Pitches and outfields at all levels of the game.
TS5 – Pavilions and Clubhouses
TS6 – Non Turf pitches – Technical requirements and performance specification for non turf Cricket Pitches