Second round of US$5000 Grassroots Grant application opens

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 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

St Lucia

Choiseul Cricket Coach Programme – Coaches, playing surface, pitch construction and cricket gears.

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