Funding for Cricket Pitches & Nets

S&C Slatter have over 30 years’ expertise in cricket facility design, construction and maintenance, working in partnership with Notts Sport, world-leading suppliers of ECB Approved non-turf cricket systems.

We’ve worked with a number of clients across the sports, leisure and education sectors who have wholly or partly funded their cricket facilities through grants from governing bodies and local authorities or through specialist finance.

Read more below on available funding for cricket facilities or get in touch for an informal discussion about your funding options.

Wellington College Cricket Nets built by S&C Slatter

What funding is available for cricket facilities?

Though many schools, clubs and universities fund their cricket facility projects through private or capital expenditure, there are some cricket-specific funding options available to clubs.

ECB Emergency Support Programmes

The ECB have created emergency grant and loan programmes for affiliated cricket clubs who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Return To Cricket Grant Scheme will grant funds (based on assessment) of up to £3,000 for eligible clubs.
  • The Emergency Loan Scheme can provide loans of up to £50,000 for clubs with a Junior Section.
  • The ECB League Emergency Loan Scheme can support eligible affiliated cricket league clubs with loans up to £50,000.

Find out more about these three schemes here.

EWCT Interest Free Loan Scheme

The England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) provides finance to clubs for capital projects, including non-turf and fine turf practice and match play facilities.

All ECB affiliated cricket clubs are eligible for the scheme, with other organisations eligible if they are able to provide evidence of achievement of the EWCT’s charitable aims.

Find out more about the scheme here.

Financing for cricket facilities

In exclusive partnership with Buckingham Leasing, we now offer eligible clients the option to fund, build and maintain their cricket facilities through one point of contact.

Together we offer three flexible finance solutions to help schools, clubs and local authorities (subject to approval) to spread the cost of investing in cricket facilities over time.

You can find out more about each of our finance options below:

Through one of our finance solutions, you can spread the cost of your new facility – or the cost of refurbishment – with fixed repayments over a period of 1-7 years.

With additional benefits such as no-deposit options, deferred payment and the option to reclaim VAT from the offset*, you can finance your facility with low up front costs and regular repayments, allowing you to reinvest capital expenditure into other areas of your organisation.

*Some benefits are only available on specific finance options, please check the individual pages for more detail.

To find out more about our funding and finance options for sports facilities, get in touch or check out our dedicated page here.

William Perkin Cricket Coaching Lanes constructed by S&C Slatter

Cricket Facility Funding & Construction

Working exclusively with our partners Buckingham Leasing, we offer a variety of financing solutions to enable clients to fund, build and maintain cricket facilities.

Contact our team to talk to us about your plans and receive advice and guidance on what funding options may be best suited to you.

For more information call 01635 34521 or email