Flitwick Cricket Club were introduced to Team BEDS & Luton through our work with Cricket East and we have worked with the club for over nine years. We had already supported them with a small grant and Inspired Facilities funding applications which resulted in around £55K of investment into the club to improve the cricket related infrastructure at the site.
The club was able to secure loan funding through a local benefactor and the ECB with the support of Cricket East to assist with the purchase of land adjoining the existing ground to provide a second pitch. This was phase 1 of their project. The work we undertake in this case study is helping them achieve their phase 2 plans to develop a second ground at the club's Flitwick site and improve the drainage across the whole site.
How did we help?
The club was at capacity, especially over the weekend and they had to use other clubs and grounds for their matches which wasn't ideal, given that demand at other grounds across the county were also increasing. We supported the club to help with:
- Identifying funding pots
- Engaging with the council
- Engaging with other partners
- Supporting the club with their funding applications.