St John’s, Antigua – The WICB Digicel Grassroots Grant application period has been opened once again.
Cricket clubs across the region can now apply to the West Indies Cricket Board for grants of up to US$5000 for assistance in three areas namely:
1. Infrastructure development
2. Strengthen training programmes
3. Procurement of gear and equipment.
After the first round of applications 10 clubs from across the region benefitted from the grant programme.
“The Grassroots grants have proven to be a major success with clubs now being able to realise plans and programmes they have had in place for several years,” said Fawwaz Baksh, WICB Project Officer for Grassroots Cricket.
“The WICB is most excited that we are able to now provide tangible assistance to cricket at the most crucial grassroots level,” Baksh added.
The deadline for the second round of applications is July 8, 2011.
Notably the entire application process has been significantly simplified. The process now includes an application form which is available online at http://www.windiescricket.com/grassroots and can be filled out online or downloaded and filled out. The WICB requires applicants to complete an application form and attached the relevant documents.
Digicel Grassroots Grants Recipients (first round)
Isolation Cavaliers – Pitches and cricket gears
Pickwick Cricket Club – Covers, nets, boundary rope, cricket equipment
St Catherine Sports and Social Club – Ground preparation and land filling
First Citizen Clarke Road United – Cricket gears and coaching
Orange Field Sports Club – Drive Mower
Pigotts Sports Club – Cricket gears and drive mower
Grand Bay Sports Committee – Covers, door and burglar bars
Wakenaam Community Centre Ground – Sightscreen, ground levelling and rolling
St Catherine Cricket Club – Bowling machine, practice balls, training equipment
Choiseul Cricket Coach Programme – Coaches, playing surface, pitch construction and cricket gears.