2nd rd of US$5000 Grassroots Grant application opens

St John’s, Antigua – The WICB Digicel Grassroots Grant application period has been opened once again. Cricket clubs across the region can now apply to the West Indies Cricket Board for grants of up to US$5000 for assistance in three areas: 1. Infrastructure development 2. Strengthen training programmes 3. Procurement of gear and equipment After the first round of applications ten clubs from across the region benefitted from the grant programme. “The Grassroots grants have proven to be a major success with clubs now being able to realise plans and programmes they have had in place for several years,” said Fawwaz Baksh, WICB Project Officer for Grassroots Cricket. “The WICB is most excited that we are able to now provide tangible assistance to cricket at the most crucial grassroots level,” Baksh added. The deadline for the second round of applications is July 8, 2011. Notably the entire application process has been significantly simplified. The process now includes an application form which is available online at http://www.windiescricket.com/grassroots and can be filled out online or downloaded and filled out. The WICB requires applicants to complete an application form and attached the relevant documents. Digicel Grassroots Grants Recipients (first round) Barbados Isolation Cavaliers – Pitches and cricket gears Pickwick Cricket Club – Covers, nets, boundary rope, cricket equipment St Catherine Sports and Social Club – Ground preparation and land filling Trinidad First Citizen Clarke Road United – Cricket gears and coaching Orange Field Sports Club – Drive Mower Antigua Pigotts Sports Club – Cricket gears and drive mower Dominica Grand Bay Sports Committee – Covers, door and burglar bars Guyana Wakenaam Community Centre Ground – Sightscreen, ground levelling and rolling Jamaica St Catherine Cricket Club – Bowling machine, practice balls, training equipment St Lucia Choiseul Cricket Coach Programme – Coaches, playing surface, pitch construction and cricket gears
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