Following on from the successful WEPL Improvement Fund and in line with the WEPL pitch preparation criteria the league has launched a Club Machinery Fund to assist clubs with pitch and outfield preparations and maintenance.
When is the fund open?
We will welcome applications between 6th February and 10th March 2019.
Who can apply for funding?
All 2019 WEPL clubs are free to apply.
What is eligible for funding?
Any item of grounds machinery required by a cricket club for pitch or outfield maintenance will be considered including, but not limited to:
• Light roller
• Heavy roller
• Pitch mower
• Outfield mower
Funding will not be given retrospectively for machinery already purchased.
Machinery will need to be purchased by the 1st October 2019 to be eligible for funding.
Machinery can be new or second hand but must come with a minimum 12-month guarantee.
How much can we apply for?
Up to a maximum of £1,500 per club and no more than a 50% contribution to the total cost of the project/product. WEPL also has an interest free loan scheme for clubs of up to £2,000 which clubs would be welcome to apply for at the same time as the Machinery Fund.
How do we apply?
1) Complete the electronic application form
2) Attach at least two quotations for the machinery in an email to Allan Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) confirming that you have also completed the electronic application form
How will WEPL decide which clubs to fund?
A WEPL panel will make and communicate the decisions by the 15th March 2019.
There is a possibility 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, a fair geographical spread, the perceived need of the club and whether the club received funding from the WEPL Improvement fund* (2016-18).
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 purchase of the machinery by the 1st October 2019 or the funding provided by WEPL will need to be returned.
*Clubs who received funding from the WEPL Improvement fund are still eligible to apply but if all other application elements are equal, priority will be given to clubs who haven’t previously received such funding from WEPL.