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Wiltshire Cricket Limited recognises that to participate in talent pathway cricket incurs an inevitable financial cost. The Wiltshire Cricket Talent Pathway Support Fund recognises that individuals and their families at all levels within the pathway make significant sacrifices and financial contributions to support and enable participation within the various aspects of the programme; from winter coaching through to summer matches.
To better support children who may be suffering from financial difficulties or whose family circumstances mean they are at a disadvantage relative to their pathway peers, Wiltshire Cricket Limited has made available a limited Support Fund to eligible young cricketers.
The scheme is open to any girl or boy selected for a Wiltshire Cricket Talent Pathway programme, starting from Under 10s through to Under 18s and including both Development and County level programmes.
Wiltshire Cricket recognises that there are some key areas of cost relating to participation in talent pathway programmes, and therefore the Support Fund will seek to support the following:
To be eligible to apply for the Support Fund, the child must have been selected for either a winter coaching programme or summer pathway squad.
As part of the application for support through the fund we will ask for disclosure from applicants about their financial circumstances. The information received will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
As part of the application, applicants will be invited to explain why they need support from the fund. Within this, we will look for evidence one or more of the following:
Please note that funds are limited. Grants from the fund are discretionary and therefore there is no guarantee that an application will be successful. When considering each application, Wiltshire Cricket Limited will take a majority view as to which application/s will support the greatest impact at that given point. Applications will be decided on a case by case basis and no decision of Wiltshire Cricket Limited will create a precedent for future cases.
Applications for a Support Fund can be made at any point throughout the year, although we anticipate two main windows:
Please note that awards are made for the current year only. Recipients can apply again for the following year and will be considered again alongside all other applicants.
In administering our Talent Pathway Support Fund, we will adopt the following principles:
If you would like to apply to the Talent Pathway Support Fund please contact [email protected] for more information or complete our Talent Pathway Support Fund application form.
Wiltshire Cricket will also promote details of the Talent Pathway support fund to all players selected for talent pathway programme at the point that they receive their notification of selection.
All applications will be formally replied to, in writing communicating the outcome of the application
If successful, how will it work?
If successful, we will provide a discount code to the cricketer to enable them to fund the costs for which we are providing support
What if not successful?
If an application is unsuccessful, we will try to signpost cricketers to other potential areas of support. We also have the option, under the discretion of Wiltshire Cricket Limited, to stagger payments for our talent pathway programmes if this helps to make the programmes more financially affordable.
For any queries relating to any of the above information, please contact Pete Sykes: