In 2020 LV= General Insurance and the ECB partnered to bring to life a £1million fund – #Funds4Runs – providing financial support across the grassroots cricket community. New for 2022, Funds4Runs will have a wider scope on helping aspiring cricket coaches. Funds4Runs will provide bursaries for those who are eligible, with a focus on coaches that are female, from an ethnically diverse background, disabled or those facing financial hardship.
Bursaries will be available for Foundation, Core, Advance, and Specialist courses covering all levels of the game. Funds4Runs will aim to help fund up to 2,000 coaches from under represented groups across the country with 5,000 more players in benefitting than in 2021.
Additionally, the fund ties into three core ECB objectives:
- Connecting communities and improving lives through cricket
- Increasing the relevance of cricket locally with non-cricket stakeholders
- Growing long-term engagement with cricket in communities
For Further detail around the coaching courses please visit - https://www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/coaching/coaching-courses
Information around how to access bursaries will be announced in due course.
Applications are now open through County Boards for project funding in 2022.