Kendal Cricket Club have been awarded £75,000 of funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities scheme.
Kendal Cricket Club is among 148 local sports projects to secure a share of £10 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.
Since 2011, Inspired Facilities has been helping breathe new life into tired community sports facilities and converting existing buildings into venues suitable for grassroots sport.
Kendal Cricket Club will receive £75,000 of National Lottery funding to redevelop the Club's facilities both indoor and outside.
Sport England Property Director, Charles Johnston, said: “The Inspired Facilities Fund has had a huge impact on grassroots sport across the country. Since 2011, we’ve invested £94 million into more than 1,800 projects to improve and refurbish sports clubs and transform non-sporting venues into vibrant community sports clubs.”
“It’s great to see Kendal Club Cricket join the long list of successful clubs to benefit from this fund.”
Club spokesperson, Paul Fearnyough, said: “To say we are delighted would be an understatement. This is fantastic news for the club and the local community as a whole who will be able to enjoy the new facilities. In securing this funding we are now in a position to redevelop the outdoor practice and playing areas, including a new 3 bay net complex and carry out much needed refurbishment of the changing areas. We are so grateful for the support we received with the bid and on behalf of the club and its members I would like to sincerely thank everyone involved and to Sport England and the National Lottery fund.”
Further updates will follow and any press related enquiries should be directed to Paul Fearnyough 07826 851981 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ECB continues to work with Sport England on the pioneering club accreditation scheme 'Clubmark' to develop a vibrant and healthy club cricket infrastructure.
Cricket clubs can play a key role in the successful delivery of Building Partnerships – cricket's strategic plan for 2006-2009 - by supporting the delivery and implementation of the following programmes:
The ECB Clubmark and community cricket clubs play a central role in all of these programmes and Clubmark will provide the standards that clubs involved in these programmes will aspire to.
In addition, it is expected that clubs who achieve the ECB Clubmark will be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and commitment to club cricket in England and Wales.
By registering to work towards ECB Clubmark, clubs join a growing number of cricket clubs across England and Wales that are prioritising junior development, creating a benchmark for high quality community club cricket.
County Cricket Development Managers can help clubs through the process of achieving ECB Clubmark Accreditation.
ECB Clubmark gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. Cricket clubs are required to present evidence and demonstrate implementation across four different themes, culminating in the production of a Club Development Plan.
The four themes are:
For more information see www.ecb.co.uk/clubmark