Huddersfield League Help Hub


The COVID-19 outbreak has created an unprecedented amount of hardship for grass-roots cricket clubs all around the country. However through the gloom always lies hope and there are plenty of ways your cricket club can bring in revenue streams which can help sustain cricket clubs and pay bills which continue to mount up, despite being closed down for the foreseeable future.

Our Help Hub is a dedicated resource centre which can act as a checklist for all clubs to explore. Many have already been put out on social media by some of our member clubs so we urge all of our clubs to explore these ideas to bring in revenue or save money as the months without footfall and cricket pass by.

If you have any ideas to raise revenues or save money at your cricket club, contact us via Twitter or on our contact page.

1. Unplug All Non-Essential Electrical Products

It sounds obvious, but Armitage Bridge Cricket Club compared their electrical usage with their equipment on standby versus unplugged.

2. Apply For Small Business Relief

Local councils have set aside relief money for small businesses. It seems most cricket clubs would fit into this category so contact your local authority to explore this. It could be worth up to £10,000.

3. Raise Money Whilst Shopping

Most online stores from household names to small artisan type businesses utilise Affiliate Marketing to bring in sales. In short this means they give away a certain percentage of each transaction and Easyfundraising have harnessed this. You can sign your club as a cause and encourage all your members to shop via their link so the club can benefit from their online spending at no extra cost to them. Visit Easyfundraising to get started.

4. Cancel Your Trade Waste Collection

Not cancelling something like this at the moment would be akin to pouring precious cash down the drain. Give your local council a call if you haven’t already done so.

5. Register Your Club As A Cause With Co-Op

National local shop chain Co-Op support over 4,000 causes across the country. If your cause is listed with them, you can encourage friends and members to sign up with Co-Op. When they shop there, 1% of their shopping transaction goes towards the cause that they have selected. See their Local Cause page for more details.

6. Apply For An ECB Grant

The ECB have made available an extra budget of £20m via their “Return To Cricket” scheme along with interest free loans and payment holidays on existing loans. Read more about applying for the grant.