Provision of Disabled Access to Clubhouse

by Clive wilkinson in Birmingham, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

Total raised £10,706

raised so far

+ est. £991.50 Gift Aid



To provide disabled access to clubhouse and changing rooms

by Clive wilkinson in Birmingham, Worcestershire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 26th May 2023 we'd raised £10,606 with 76 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Who are we?

Barnt Green Cricket Club is over a hundred years old. We provide cricket facilities 

to play cricket from aged seven to adults for both boys and girls.

We have teams from under eight to under nineteen and then adult teams in the Worcester league and the Birmingham league premier division.

The clubhouse is used by the Barnt Green village as a local village hall for family christenings, birthdays, wakes, meetings etc. 

Unfortunately we do not currently have disabled access to the club house. 

This is restricting usage to club members and visitors. The croundfunding will enable a new entrance to be constructed, which will enable disabled access plus a disability toilet. These changes will facilitate greater usage of the clubhouse and become more welcoming to the community.


Barnt Green Cricket Club - The next 100 years

1669367723_pca_day.jpgThe club has continued to make considerable progress both on and off the field in the last 33 seasons.

On the field all senior teams have made great strides over the past 3 decades culminating in 2008 with the club being ranked ECB#1 in the country based upon the playing strength of the 1stXI over the previous decade. In 1989 the senior teams were playing in the 'Wills Carroon' league which was the 2 nd tier of Midlands cricket, the aim at the time was to be invited into the oldest cricket league in the world, the prestigious Birmingham League. The Birmingham league at the time was a 'closed shop' with new entries being by invitation only which in 1995 finally came our way and to much delight the 1 st and 2 nd XI were then included. In a pivotal moment in our history we went on to win the title in our first year and again in 1997. Over the next decade we enjoyed our greatest period of success in our history. A further title in 2005 and two ECB national knockout final appearances at Lords being the highlights. Barnt Green quickly became one the clubs to play for 

Today we have successfully maintained our Birmingham League Status (only club to never be relegated from the 1999 pyramid) and in 2022 can boast a 2ndXI that is also playing 1stXI cricket in the Worcestershire league division one. We are now running three senior teams on a Saturday and a development side on a Sunday.

The Junior section has also continued to blossom in the last 30 years. The Junior membership which runs from U9-U19 is now at an impressive 130 members. The list of regional honours it too long to list but the main highlight was the winning of the ECB U15 National Club in 2016. We place a high regard on the development of young people regardless of their ability and as such we have a carefully planned development plan laid out by our Director of Junior Cricket. We offer an all inclusive policy and have varying coaches in place to accommodate all levels of ability.


Community impact

The disabled access will mean that the clubhouse will become more accessible to not only club members, but the wider community. We will be able to open our doors to everyone and create an inclusive inviting environment. 

Why are we crowdfunding?

This crowdfunding project will be a huge benefit to our team, our spectators and our community. Currently the clubhouse cannot accommodate for disabled needs. We need to update the clubhouse urgently and ensure we can invite everyone in.


How we will spend the money raised

The croundfunding will enable a new entrance to be constructed, which will enable disabled access plus a disability toilet. These changes will facilitate greater usage of the clubhouse and become more welcoming to the community.


How our project will be united by Birmingham 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games provided a timely boost for highlighting the importance of sport from the physical and mental benefits of diverse and mixed ability broad community participation in various activities, to the nurturing of aspirational sporting performance, to the fun and social bonds created and enhanced by being in and around sport even if just as a spectator giving support and encouragement. For our cricket community this was made extra special with the 2022 Games being on our doorstep and with T20 women's cricket making its debut.  In recent years we have seen a steady growth in the number of junior girls and the club's desire to build on the general legacy of the 2022 Games, both in terms of attracting new junior girls and boys and improving standards for existing members, very much depends on a comprehensive upgrade of the club house facilities. This fundraising is required to provide our community with much better access to a comfortable, attractive and genuinely fit for purpose sporting and social facility that will provide a legacy for future generations in and around Barnt Green.

How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don't delay if you're going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!



This project offered rewards

£400 or more

Advertising Board for ONE YEAR

RRP £600: Did you know that advertising at sports grounds can boost your business and brand awareness? Advertising at sports grounds is a highly effective way to market your company; It has been shown that seven out of ten spectators can correctly identify a product advertised at a sporting event. Your business could be advertised at Barnt Green Cricket Club for one year – *Limited Reward, Only 1 to be claimed.

£5 or more

£ 8 Voucher for session at Three Trees Nature Play

RRP - £8 Session for your toddler at the clubs on site nature play group. Operates mornings in the week and weekend. See social media pages.

£20 or more

Hickory Dickory’s Playhouse Family Ticket

RRP £30: The aim at Hickory Dickory's Playhouse is for adults to enjoy their time here as much as the children! Take your family (2 adults & 3 children) to an indoor adventure play area that is committed to safety and cleanliness! Choose a morning or afternoon session to let your children experience one of the largest indoor slides of its kind in the UK, tackle obstacles and bounce away on trampolines!

£30 or more

Wet Shave & Gents Cut from Alfredos

RRP £60:Whether its time for that routine haircut or a tidy up for a special occasion you can reinvigorate yourself with a wet shave and gents cut from Alfredos in Barnt Green Village. Experience the secret to the closest shaves with hot and cold towel treatments followed by balm & oils then finished off with a spritz of fragrance. All this and a new 'do too in an award winning traditional barbers!

£700 or more

Handmade Hawk Cricket Bat

Be the envy of all down on the green! Your chance to own a handmade cricket bat constructed from the very best English willow made by Hawk, a family run business. A top grade finish produced by 6 grades of sanding, buffing and linseed waxing. A skilfully hand finished bat with curved handle for a greater feel allowing you to make the best shots. A hand crafted masterpiece.

£8 or more

£10 Tony's Handyman Voucher

RRP £10 vouchers for Tonys Handyman. Come down to Tony's in Barnt Green Village and discover what's in store! There's a range of goods to cover your household needs to keep your home stocked with all the essentials like light bulbs, cookware, DIY products and logs to name a few. Want to attract birds to your garden? Tony's has the food that'll do it! If you have pests to keep at bay, there's stuff for that too! Take a look

£10 or more

£15 Voucher for Deedar Resturant

RRP £15 voucher for Deedar Indian Restaurant, in Barnt Green Village. Fancy a night off cooking and washing up? With these vouchers at Deedar, you can stick with a tried & tested favourite or try something new but you can always be sure your taste buds will be delighted with the offerings! Deedar has a mouth watering menu with traditional dishes and tantalising house specialities! Come and try! Open daily.

£15 or more

£20 Voucher for Barnt Green Inn

RRP £20: Want to spend time with friends or family or craving a bit of 'me time'? What better way to do it than relaxing with good food and a drink in your hand in the stylish surroundings of The Barnt Green Inn. The BGI boasts a number of stunning top quality menus including Sunday, vegan & children's menus. You could even book yourself in for the exclusive Wine and Dine Experience! How will you spend your voucher?

£30 or more

Physio Session

RRP £45: Ouch! Muscle or joint pain? Arthritis or sciatica? Sounds like you could use a 1 hour physio session with Physio Advantage, in Alvechurch. Leila has the experience to provide the highest standards of specialist treatment to ease you of your aches and pains. Along with musculoskeletal issues, Leila offers antenatal, post natal and women's health services.

£35 or more

£50 Bar Voucher

RRP £50: We love a cheeky tipple after some cricket in the spring/summer sunshine and we love it even more when we get to use a voucher! Celebrate a good innings and get into high spirits with a £50 bar voucher at the club. What will you spend yours on? *Limited Reward - Only ONE to be claimed*

£150 or more

Signed Warwickshire CCC Shirt

One Warwickshire CCC signed shirt *ONLY ONE AVAILABLE*

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