Knowle Village CC New Roller Fund

by Knowle Village Cricket Club in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd February 2024 we successfully raised £14,560 with 127 supporters in 28 days

To purchase a new roller to grow and maintain great playing facilities for the whole community and provide grass wickets for all juniors.

by Knowle Village Cricket Club in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The initial £10000 target is the base minimum we need to get this project on the move if we can achieve this and be able to go for our stretch target this would mean we can purchase a fantastic new roller to really meet the needs of the club, all money goes to the is project.

Who are we?

We are a family friendly, volunteer run local cricket club located in the village of Knowle with a proud history going back over 140 years. We have a growing member base and currently have circa 170 members including over 80 junior members.

We have 6 adult teams playing league and friendly cricket, a thriving junior section providing cricket for 5-16 year olds which includes national coaching programmes allstars and dynamos as well as junior league cricket for over 11's.

We have recently introduced a Sunday development team which has a sole purpose of introducing juniors to senior cricket, 7-8 of the team will be 14-17 year olds who will be guided by senior players in the team to build their knowledge, skills and understanding of the game to develop into playing adult cricket.


Why are we crowdfunding?

We want to provide everyone playing cricket in the local community the opportunity to play cricket on well prepared and maintained grass wickets. Artificial wickets are great for coaching and developing but we really want to get all juniors and development teams playing on proper grass wickets.

To be able to provide great playing facilities for all we have set upon a project to extend the square and develop 3 grass wickets specifically focused at getting all juniors playing on grass and being able to run coaching sessions on grass facilities.


We have had a very trusty roller for the last 20 years however it is now at the end of its life and we need to replace with a new updated roller that will be able to manage the workload of maintaining and improving the current playing area as well as the extra work needed to develop the new junior playing square.


How we’ll spend the money raised

All money raised will be used to purchase the new roller required to develop the facilities to help us provide great playing conditions for all current and future members and users of the ground, this will help us in our longer term goal to grow and maintain our school, ladies softball and county cricket board links giving more children and adults of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy sport.

We have set ourselves a target of £10,000 to be able to get the project underway, on top of this we have set a stretch target of £15,000 which if achieved would be amazing and would cover the costs involved of purchasing the type of roller the club needs to meet league rule standards as well being the best roller for the job in developing the additional playing area for juniors and maintaining the hard work that goes into looking after a cricket square.

The roller really is the most important piece of equipment a cricket club has and it takes as a minimum around 500 hours a season of rolling work to prepare and maintain the playing area, which for us is all done by the volunteers around the club so having a safe, usable and reliable roller would really aid all those who support the club with giving time to do ground work.


Community impact

We are a real community club and have a goal to grow our membership especially in the junior section and provide even more cricket for young players of all abilities.

We have a partnership with a local school where we provide playing and training facilities for their school teams as they have no facilities of their own, we also host a number of junior games for the local cricket board.

We are also big supporters of growing the ladies game and in partnership with our local cricket board have held a number of ladies soft ball events and tournaments, we have also hosted training sessions for a Ukraine ladies soft ball team.


We hold annual junior and parent events including hosting games where parents play games both with and against their children.

Our Wednesday night friendly team play 10-12 games a year against local businesses and school teachers providing cricket and bbq's.

Right at the heart of the community we are proud members of Visit Knowle, a society of local independent businesses and projects who come together to support each other and raise the profile of Knowle as a place to visit, shop, eat, drink and play sport. We owe a huge thanks to all those businesses who have donated some fantastic rewards for donators to be able to purchase, check them out in the rewards section but get in fast as they will be hugely popular, and once sold they are gone.

The club and ground is also the home of Knowle Dog club providing facilities for dog training, agility courses, tracker dog training and more , home to up to 250 dogs and owners every week.


Please see below how you can play your part and support us, please spread the word as much as you can, the more people we can reach the more support we hope to gain.

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!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£800 or more

0 of 5 claimed

3 year Full Club Sponsor

Become a full club sponsor. We will advertise your business every week across our social media channels which had a combined hit of over 50k views in 2023. Advertising board located on the ground, Invite to our sponsors day, summer socials and end of season awards. Photos with the teams, signed shirt, 6 x KVCC water bottles for your business. Monthly sponsor focus / meet our sponsors videos and post across all social platforms. Play a t20 v KVCC

£1 or more

Future Centurians Sponsorship money entry

All our fantastic junor supporters who are fundraising through our future centurians sponsored activity please enter your sponsorship funds here - you will need to purchase 1 x future centurians sponsorship money entry and add the rest of your fundraising as donation on top eg £30 raised would be 1 x reward + £29 donation all on the same page. The tip needs to be manually entered as £0 so you are not over entering the amount raised.

£5 or more

1 x KVCC raffle ticket

1 entry into the KVCC crowdfunder raffle for the chance to win a range of prizes including but not limited to champagne, prosecco, wine, beer, chocolates, soft drinks, and more. All raffle entrants will be invited to the club for the raffle draw.

£9 or more

0 of 1 claimed

3 week trial, Warwickshire Dance Academy

3 week trial courtesy of Warwickshire dance academy & baby ballet solihull & knowle. Based in the heart of Knowle, WDA & baby ballet solihull & knowle run classes for over 300 pupils a week in Knowle, Stratford, Bidford & Hatton. Founded in 2003 they aim to make lessons a fun form of exercise as well as supporting the development of all children who attend. RRP £20

£10 or more

Free KVCC Water Bottle

Pledge £10 and receive a new KVCC club and sponsor branded water bottle. ( bottles will be designed and produced once all seasons sponsors are confirmed, bottles are being kindly donated by first editions )

£20 or more

5 x KVCC raffle entries

5 entries in the KVCC crowdfunder raffle for the chance to win a range of prizes including but not limited to champagne, prosecco, wine, beer, chocolates, soft drinks, and more. All raffle entrants will be invited to the club for the raffle draw.

£25 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Personalised Family Pie from Eric Lyons

choose your flavour of pie from the current Eric Lyons Pie range. Personalise with up to 2 words of maximum 8 letters per word.

£50 or more

0 of 22 claimed

Match ball sponsors

Individual or business ball sponsors are welcome, you will be the ball sponsor for all of our teams games for a week and will have any company logos advertised across all of our social media pages for the whole week. You will also have an invite to our sponsors day where we thank and appreciate all of our sponsors for a Saturday 1st team league game. we will notify you which week of the season you will be ball sponsor for. 1 x KVCC water bottle

£50 or more

Buy A brick

Become part of the KVCC history, buy a brick and have an engraved plaque mounted on the clubhouse. you can name a brick after yourself, family, business whatever you wish.

£60 or more

0 of 1 claimed

20% off a set of LPA's, courtesy of Durant & Co

Leading Will, Trust & LPA provider Durant and Co located in the heart of Knowle is offering a couple a saving of £295 off a pair of Lasting Power of Attorneys ( 2 property & 2 financial ) RRP £1180 + court registration cost Simon will offer this service for £944 + court registration costs. With Pledge amount added on this still = a saving of £225 Speak to Durant for all your Will, Mortgage, Trust & LPA needs.

£75 or more

0 of 1 claimed

10% off at No Thirtyone Kitchen Showroom

10% off a full kitchen purchase at No Thirtyone Kitchen Showroom who have been designing kitchens for local residents for over 20 years. A full kitchen purchase is required to receive the 10% discount.

£100 or more

Player Sponsorship

Sponsor a player for the season and have you company logo advertised next to the players name on all team sheets which will be posted across our social media pages every week. in 2023 we had over 50k visits to our pages. We will contact you to confirm players available for sponsorship and who you will sponsor. 1 x KVCC water bottle. Invite to sponsors day with additional social media posting introducing all our sponsors.

£150 or more

0 of 1 claimed

VIP Hospitality for 2 @ Solihull Moors

Courtesy of Solihull Moors & Knowle Village Cricket Club Sponsor Eric Lyons Splendid Food 2 x VIP hospitality tickets in the Jerroms Vice President Suite v Boreham Wood on Tuesday 12th March ( arrival at 6pm includes 4 course meal ) RRP £240

£300 or more

0 of 5 claimed

1 year Individual Team Sponsor

Sponsor 1 of the 5 main senior teams and have your business advertised across all social platforms weekly with team announcements, weblinks hosted on our website, invite to sponsors day, play a t20 v KVCC, 2 water bottles for your business, signed shirt for your business, photos with team.

£300 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Sponsorship board for your business

Advertise your business with a sponsorship board permanently located on the ground, the ground is in use all year long due to events and being the home of Knowle Dog Club. After 2 years a renewal fee of £150 will be due for continued advertisement.

£400 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Sponsorship Board & Player sponsor bundle

Become a club & player sponsor. Have your company advertised on the ground with a permanent advertising board and on all team sheets containing a sponsored player of your choice, 4 x water bottles for your business, invite to sponsor day, social photos with team and sponsored player, invite to club events and awards. After 2 years a renewal fee of £150 will be due for continued advertisement.

£500 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Sponsorship board and individual team sponsorship

Become a team sponsor and ground sponsor to have your business advertised permanently on the ground with an advertising board and online every time your selected sponsored team is mentioned ( average 2-3 times a week ) 6 water bottles for your business, invite to sponsor day, photos with team posted on social media and printed for your business, play a t20 v KVCC, invites to club events and awards. After 2 years a renewal fee of £150 will be due

£4 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Coffee & cake at Freda's Deli

Enjoy your choice of coffee and cake at Freda's deli, one of the amazing independent food offerings in Knowle. the only question is will you sit in or take away ?

£8 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Coffee & cake for 2 at Swan Yard coffee & Kitchen

Enjoy your choice of coffee and freshly made cake for 2 at Swan Yard coffee and kitchen one of Knowle's amazing independent food and coffee spots. The big question is who are you going to take with you ?

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Scented bathroom candle gift set.

Scented bathroom candle set worth £20 Courtesy of Ripples Bathrooms located on Knowle high street, with over 30 years experience, Ripples is the place to go for all your bathroom design and installation needs.

£12 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Set of 3 glass clip top storage jars

Set of 3 glass clip top preservation and storage jars kindly donated by Schmidt kitchen and interiors, located on Knowle high street Schmidt kitchen are the place to go for all your kitchen design and installation needs.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 voucher for Monicas Bakes

£20 voucher to spend at the wonderful Monicas Bakes, located in the heart of Knowle, get your fill of homemade pastries, waffles, milkshakes and more. You will want to go back time and time again.

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£20 bar tab at KVCC.

£20 to spend behind the bar at KVCC

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 voucher to spend at the Vaults

£20 voucher to spend at The Vaults Real Ale Bar, located in the heart of knowle this family run pub offers a wide range of real and guest ales, ciders, wines, fizz, spirits, and bar snacks such as warm scratchings which are a must try, you can even take the dog with you.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A box of 10 x Traybakes courtesy of Gourmet foods

A box of 10 x traybakes from gourmet foods, located in the heart of Knowle whatever your event, Weddings, corporate, home events, food to go, funerals, Gourmet foods can cater and suit your exact requirements.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£20 voucher for Pets World

£20 voucher for Pets World, Knowle's independent and highly knowledgeable pet shop and grooming parlour.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 voucher for Peter Health Products.

£25 voucher for Peters Health Products locate on the high street in Knowle. Peters Health is an independent health shop stocking a wide range of natural remedies and supplements as well as environmentally friendly products. Peter is a nutritional therapist and also operates a clinic behind the shop.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed Stuart Broad Autobiography

Signed copy of Stuart Broad Autobiography - read all about the life and career of one of England's greatest ever players

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 Touchwood Voucher, Kindly donated by Durant&Co

£25 voucher to spend in your shop of choice in touchwood, kindly donated by Durant & Co, Wills, Mortgages, Trusts & LPA specialists.

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

2 x tickets to a Birmingham Bears T20 blast game

2 tickets to see the Birmingham Bears in action in a home T20 Blast group stage game, pick the game of your choice ( excluding the fixture v Worcester Rapids ) check the WCCC website for fixtures. we will contact you to confirm the game you wish to have tickets for.

£24 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 Luxury Cheese Gift Box

£30 luxury Cheese gift box courtesy of Located in nearby Honiley, Graze Grub is the home of delicious charcuterie, cheeses and graze food delivered staright to your door for those special occasions and decadent treats. Delivery charges may apply.

£24 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£30 voucher for Knowle Fish Bar

£30 voucher for Knowle Fish Bar, open 7 days a week serving the best freshly prepared fish, chips, pies sausages and kebabs in the midlands. Go on treat yourself !

£28 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£35 Bouquet courtesy of Lisa Flowers Floral Design

£35 bouquest courtesy of Lisa Flowers Floral Design, Lisa is a bespoke florist based in Knowle with an unwavering commitment to detail and a passion for creating truly unique arrangements. Delivery charges may apply.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£40 voucher for Achill House & Spa

£40 to spend towards your choice of treatments at Achill House & Spa, choose from their range of facial, waxing, massage and holistic therapies. Why not make a day of it and enjoy afternoon tea in this beautiful local setting, or make a night of it and book one of their fabulous rooms for a relaxing night away.

£33 or more

1 of 1 claimed

30 minute sports massage

30 minute sports massage RRP £42 courtesy of physio and health matters located in the heart of Knowle. A distinguished private physiotherapy practice with over 20 years experience delivering exceptional care to clients experiencing musculoskeletal problems.

£68 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Signed bat - WCCC 2023 playing squad

Donated by WCCC, a bat signed by the full WCCC 1st team squad of the 2023 season.

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

4 Bowling coaching sessions with Scott Thompson

4 x 60 minute bowling coaching sessions with 1st Team opening bowler Scott Thompson ( dates of sessions to be arranged between you and Scott ) 1 x KVCC water bottle

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Batting Coaching with James Tomnie

4 x 1 hour batting coaching sessions with former WCCC youth player and 1st team batsmen James Tomnie. ( sessions to be arranged with James )

£100 or more

1 of 1 claimed

4 x 1hr coaching sessions with James Newman

4 x 1hr batting focused coaching sessions with 1st team opener & scorer of the highest recorded individual score for a KVCC player ( 175 ) James Newman.

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Chris Woakes signed england shirt

Unworn test shirt from the 2019 ashes series, signed on the front by Chris Woakes. 1 x KVCC water bottle

£2,500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Naming & Sponsorship rights of the roller

Have the roller named after and sponsored by your business, as the sole named sponsor for the roller your company logo will take pride of place displayed on the front of the roller, you will also benefit from all parts of the full club sponsorship package. This is an exclusive naming rights and package for the life of the roller ( minimum 15-20 years )

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