Corporate social responsibility

This section provides details on official charities within cricket and ECB’s relationships with its charitable partners.

Chance to Shine

Chance to Shine is a national charity on a mission to spread the power of cricket throughout schools and communities.

It takes cricket to new places and uses it to ignite new passions, teach vital skills, unite diverse groups, and educate young people from Cornwall to Cardiff, Canterbury to County Durham.

Since 2005, the Chance to Shine Schools programme has helped reverse the decline in cricket in state schools. Working in close partnership with ECB, all 39 County Cricket Boards and hundreds of local cricket clubs, the charity has got over three and a half million boys and girls in 14,000 state schools playing and learning through cricket.

Chance to Shine Street takes the game and its educational benefits to disadvantaged inner-city areas affected by youth crime and anti-social behaviour. The charity uses the power of cricket to engage young people from a range of backgrounds, increase aspiration and promote respect 

Over the past decade, Chance to Shine has proved that cricket has the power to bring young people from all walks of life together and teach life skills that will stay with them forever. The charity is committed to giving all young people the chance to play the game, learn from it and enjoy it.

See the impact of their work here

Make a donation to Chance to Shine

Free resources for schools

Primary schools can now access the Chance to Shine primary school programme and Schools’ Portal with over 100 cricket-themed activities for five- to 11-year-olds. 

The digital platform allows the charity to reach every state primary school in the country while continuing to provide around 4,000 schools each year with professional cricket coaches. 

Chance to Shine has worked with Youth Sport Trust to develop the resources for those teachers with little experience of teaching PE.

Teachers can download the free resources here.

They include a six-week core coaching plan for delivering cricket practically in Key Stage 1 and 2.

Step-by-step instructions, diagrams and videos help to guide teachers and give them the skills and confidence to deliver cricket in their school.

All sessions are linked to the National Curriculum and mapped to the ECB’s All Stars Cricket programme in cricket clubs.

The Lord’s Taverners

The Lord's Taverners is accredited by the England & Wales Cricket Board as the official national charity for recreational cricket.

The Lord’s Taverners is dedicated to giving young people a sporting chance -  by enhancing the prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people using cricket and other forms of sport and recreation to engage with them.

Encouraging participation in youth cricket, particularly in disadvantaged areas – providing grants towards non-turf pitches, funding for youth cricket competitions and donating hundreds of cricket bags to clubs and school teams across the UK.

Supporting recreational and sporting activities for youngsters with special needs – donating specially adapted minibuses and sports wheelchairs giving young people vital transportation and access to sport, and providing grants for sensory, play and sports equipment.

The Lord’s Taverners was founded in 1950 and has raised and distributed over £30m to schools, clubs and special needs organisations in the UK in the last decade.

For more information on The Lord's Taverners, their fundraising activities, celebritiy cricket events, membership and making a donation visit the Lord's Taverners website.

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