Bletchley Town CC Covid Recovery Fund

by Bletchley Town Cricket Club in Bletchley, England, United Kingdom

£4,682

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £871.00
£14,000 target 18 days left
33% 56 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 24th May 2021 at 7:00pm

Covid-19 has had huge impact on all grass roots sports. We are fund-raising to secure the clubs long term future and developments.

by Bletchley Town Cricket Club in Bletchley, England, United Kingdom

Our Organisation

Bletchley Town Cricket Club (BTCC) is a community-based cricket club providing cricket and social opportunities to the local community. We offer cricket to all ethnic backgrounds, genders and from age 5+ through to senior cricket. 

The club is run entirely by volunteers who strive to continually improve our facility at Manor Fields as well as increasing  participation in cricket. This is supported by our welcoming and inclusive environment for anyone to play cricket. 

BTCC's currently have nearly 100 members. We field 8 teams from seniors men's, midweek T20 and juniors sides from U10 to U15. We also run the ECB All Stars programme for boys and girls aged 5-8. This year, we are also running a new girls-only ECB Dynamos programme for girls aged 8-11, as well as starting an initiative for women’s cricket at BTCC.

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Pictured: Juniors at our End of Season presentations in 2019

To increase the inclusivity and diversity of our club, we are engaging with local schools in the area to support the delivery of cricket and promote our club initiatives across the junior section. We are also working with Buckinghamshire Cricket Board to become a disability cricket hub for the wider Milton Keynes area. 

BTCC serves as an important social hub for the local community and our facilities are not just used by BTCC. Our facilities are regularly used by other cricket clubs in the Milton Keynes area, including Shenley Church End CC, MK Superkings CC, MK Air CC, Rising Stars CC; we also host the Simbah Sports T20 cup throughout the summer months. Our facilities are a community cricket hub used by over 500 people per week. 

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Pictured: MK Air Independence Cup match in 2020 (left). Bucks U15 Girls match in 2020 (right). 

The Projects You Are Funding

BTCC's financial position has, along with many other community-based sports clubs been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. We have identified 3 focus areas at our club where help is needed. We have planned to invest in the following areas: 

  • Improve and upgrade facilities at Manor Fields
  • Develop Women’s and Girls’ cricket at BTCC through exciting new initiatives
  • Renewal and upgrade Junior cricket equipment for training and matches

With your help we can achieve these goals and push forwards with our plans for the 2021 season. All monies raised through this crowdfunding page towards our goals will be used specifically towards the three projects we have identified. 

 

What will we use the money for?

1) The continued development and upgrade of facilities at Manor Fields- These include the net areas, scoreboard, groundsman machinery and a new outdoor seating area to ensure we can remain Covid compliant whilst being a social club. Anticipated costs are £10,000.

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 Pictured: Net facilities and scoreboard at BTCC as of April 2021.

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 Pictured: Manor Fields flood in Winter 2020. Regular flooding increases the requirement for costly grounds work. 

 


2) To support our new initiatives for 2021 of Women's & Girls cricket. We are aiming to provide a safe, fun and social environment for new and existing female players from the age of 5. We are so excited to expand our W&Gs offering as we are keen to make our club more inclusive; we are anticipating running free training sessions, Covid-compliant social events specifically for W&Gs at the club (the social side of cricket is even more important to female players!), and friendly matches against local teams. This will require additional facilities (conversion of indoor clubhouse space to make a new female changing area), new coaches to be attracted and trained and the purchase of suitable training equipment. Anticipated costs are £2000.

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Dynamos link: https://ecb.clubspark.uk/Dynamos/Course/abd18356-3076-4e14-aaa1-5eedcd3af19b

 

3) Continued development of Junior cricket at BTCC– This will include training of coaches (both new coaches as well as Coach Development opportunities), replacing junior equipment to ensure it meets the highest safety standards, and widening the provision of junior training equipment to ensure we are supporting the development of all of our juniors’ skills. Anticipated costs are £2000.1618430285_picture_19.png1618430278_picture_18.png

 

 

 Pictured: Juniors on Match Day. 

Any surplus money beyond these three outlined projects will help us cover our annual "fixed" running costs which include maintenance of the ground and rent. 

 

How Can You Help Us?

As a volunteer run club, we need to generate donations from members, friends and the wider community. 

In addition to what you donate, Sport England will match 100% of donations up to a maximum of £10,000. Our initial target is £14,000,  however this is an all or nothing scheme and so if we fail to raise the initial £7000 Sport England will not match the donations. 

Please support us and help us develop cricket in the local area.

Follow our social media for updates on our progress to reach our aims and improve the club for benefits of all members and users. 

Facebook – Bletchley Town Cricket Club

Twitter and Instagram - @BletchleyTownCC

Thank you!

 

 

 


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

0 of 20 claimed

BTCC Club Beanie

BTCC Club Beanie

£10 or more

4 of 20 claimed

Cash Prize Raffle

1st Prize £100 2nd Prize £60 3rd Prize £40

£15 or more

0 of 5 claimed

CWC19 Shirt, Cap & Mini bat

CWC19 Shirt, Cap and Mini bat from the 2019 Cricket World Cup

£18 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Ali Barber Woburn Sands Voucher

£20 Voucher for Ali Barber Woburn Sands

£20 or more

0 of 5 claimed

1 Hour coaching from ECB Level 2 coach

1 Hour coaching from ECB Level 2 coach

£22 or more

£25 Bar Voucher

£25 bar voucher to be spent in the clubhouse

£22 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Fratellis Bar & Restaurant Voucher

£25 Voucher to Fratellis Bar & Restaurant

£23 or more

1 of 10 claimed

BTCC Club Hoodie

BTCC Club Hoodie

£25 or more

1 of 22 claimed

Match Day Sponsor

Match Day Sponsor of BTCC Home games. To include social media posts in week leading up to game. Mention and thanks in match report. Business card on sponsor board in clubhouse.

£25 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Hotel Chocolat Gift Hamper

Hotel Chocolat Gift Hamper

£40 or more

0 of 2 claimed

2x Northants T20 Blast tickets

2x Adult T20 Blast tickets (Subject to Covid Regulations)

£45 or more

0 of 3 claimed

2x MK Dons Match Tickets

2x Adult MK Dons Match tickets (Subject to Covid Regulations) 2021/2022 League Season

£50 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Luxury Summer Picnic Hamper

Luxury Summer Picnic Hamper Local Delivery included within 5 miles radius of BTCC

£60 or more

Free Junior Membership

Free Junior Membership including match shirt and cap.

£60 or more

1 of 8 claimed

Free 6 a side Tournament Entry

Entry to 6 a side tournament on May 30th 2021

£100 or more

Free Senior Membership

Free Senior Membership including match shirt and cap

£250 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Pitchside Advertising

Business advertisement throughout the year positioned around the ground. With over 100 games throughout the year this is a prime opportunity to get business exposure. £250 for 2 Years until the end of 2022 season!!

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Practice Net Sponsor

Sponsor banner on our Brand New Practice nets (completion May 2021)5 Year Deal with Banner on nets to end September 2026

£15 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Lawn Mowing Service

Garden Lawn Mowing service.

Let's make 'Bletchley Town CC Covid Recovery Fund' happen

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