Funding & Facilities


Raising funds and improving facilities are arguably the biggest challenges facing cricket clubs today.


Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme (LDTCS)

Grants between £5,000 – £49,000

Deadline for applications: 10 July 2023, successful projects will start in October 2023

The LDTCS funds projects with a focus on Biodiversity, Waste Minimisation and the reduction of Waste to Landfill and Wider Environmental Enhancements.


In order to submit a request for funding, you will need to register with WCVA’s Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP). If you have previously registered with MAP, you can log in by entering your username and password on the home screen.

Organisations can register by visiting the website

If you have any questions about LDTCS please get in touch with the WCVA Grant Funds Team at [email protected]


Be Active Wales Fund

Grants from £300 to £50,000

The Be Active Wales Fund will support:

  • purchasing equipment that allows more people to participate in sport
  • upskilling volunteers in areas where your club lacks expertise or experience
  • development of innovative projects that promote physical activity in new or different ways
  • clubs utilising technology to engage more people in physical activity
  • outreach aimed at people who are currently under-represented in sport and physical activity


You can apply with us online. Please fill out our Expression of Interest Form and Sport Wales will get back to you within 2 working days with further information on making an application.


The minimum award is £300 and the maximum award is £50,000*. 

Funding is awarded on a sliding scale:

  • 100% grant up to £10,000
  • 90% grant for awards between £10,001 and £25,000
  • 80% grant for awards between £25,001 and £50,000

* You will need to make a contribution of 10% for grants over £10k or 20% over £25k.


A Place For Sport

A Place For Sport offers clubs a great opportunity to engage with their community and raise money. If clubs or community organisations can raise money towards a targeted goal, Sport Wales will pledge funds up to 50% towards the given project.

On the crowdfunder website, people pledge money to support the cause or idea. In return, the person donating money can also get a reward, which can be a product, benefit, or service.


Sport Wales match funding scheme is for not-for-profit clubs and community groups looking to raise money for ‘off-field’ improvements. For example:

  • Changing rooms
  • Clubhouse renovations
  • Improved kitchen facilities
  • Bike racks and storage
  • Lifts and ramps for better disability access
  • New fencing


Set up a crowdfunding page for your project and select the option to be considered for A Place for Sport support. This page will be your application – there is no need to apply to us separately.


If projects reach 25% of their target goal with support from a minimum number of donors Sport Wales will pledge between 30% and 50% of the total project, depending on the project’s potential to tackle inequalities within the community:

  • 30%: If a project is likely to gain support on Crowdfunder.
  • 40%: If a project demonstrates how it intends to support tackling inequalities.
  • 50%: If a project is based in one of the most deprived areas of Wales, as identified by Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation data.

Please note that if the project fails to raise the remaining money within 8 weeks of receiving match-fundings the funding will be cancelled.

You can read the full details of eligible criteria on Crowdfunder.


Magic Little Grants

Magic Little Grants gives smaller charities and community groups the chance to apply online for a £500 grant to deliver projects across Great Britain. 

Applications open from March 1st until October 31st 2023.

With a simple 20-minute application process and an outcome within six weeks, the Magic Little Grants fund reduces the work required for grass-roots organisations to access the funding they need to launch or strengthen their services. The following criteria apply:

  • Organisations must either be in their first year of operation or have an annual income under £250,000.
  • Funding can be used to launch new projects, support existing ones, or cover core costs associated with ongoing work.
  • Organisations and the projects for which they apply must be located within England, Scotland, or Wales.

Interested in applying?



Fund for Wales

Grants of between £500 – £2,000 will be awarded to small, volunteer-driven community organisations whose applications aim to deliver the following outcomes:

  • Improving people’s chances in life
  • Building stronger communities
  • Improving rural and urban environments
  • Encouraging healthier and more active people and communities
  • Preserving heritage and culture

Grants can support full or partial costs of, for example: projects costs, small capital items & equipment, core costs, activities and programmes (e.g. room hire, transport costs, volunteer expenses, insurance, tutor fees, community events).

Who can apply?

This Fund is open to constituted community-based charities and organisations (e.g. associations, social enterprises and clubs):

  • whose beneficiaries are all in Wales
  • with an income of less than £100,000 in the latest reported financial year

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