Statement re ICUS
The ECB is aware that The Community Cricket Trust (CCT), Institute of Cricket Umpires and Scorers (ICUS) and On-Side Cricket Limited (OSCL) have approached a number of cricket clubs offering advice and access to funding streams.
The email sent offers an opportunity for clubs to visit the websites of OSCL and ICUS to consider the benefit of being affiliated to the scheme.
Clubs should be aware that CCT and OSCL do not receive any official Government funding, and have no affiliation to the ECB. ICUS are not recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, and therefore are not recognised by the ECB.
The ECB provides revenue funding and grants to all cricket clubs eligible and offers advice on Umpires and Scorers via the ECB Association of Cricket Officials (ECB ACO) and does so in a regulated and officially sanctioned environment.
In order to provide an overview of what is available via the ECB, we have set up a page on the ECB website at www.ecb.co.uk/funding where you can find information regarding the sources available and redirect club members to ECB funding opportunities.