Q: How is the Trust run?
A: We are run by a group of volunteer Trustees who give their time free of charge to support grass roots cricket in Cornwall. The Trustees are grateful for the support of two Cornwall Cricket Board employees, Cricket Development Manager Joe Skinner and Project Manager Michelle Kent.
Q: How does the Trust raise the money it awards in grants?
A: We raise money from club, individual and family subscriptions, from grants we receive from Foundations as well as from business partners and from free standing donations from cricket lovers both within and outside Cornwall.
Q: Besides helping to fund the Trust’s work, are there benefits in becoming a Trust member?
A: Yes, members qualify for special offers and discounts at our business partners – see our web-site and regular newsletters for details.
Q: Who can apply for a grant?
A: Any individual, club or association who is a Trust member, provided the grant will be used for one of the criteria we set out in our grant funding policy [See Join Us page].
Q: What is the maximum grant amount available?
A: £4,000 for awards to clubs and associations; £500 for grants to individuals.
Q: The Trust sets conditions on every grant award. Why is this?
A: We are a charitable entity and are therefore regulated by the Charity Commission. Because we are dealing with donated funds, we have a statutory responsibility to ensure that the monies from the grants we award are used strictly for the purpose intended.
Q: Are there limitations on the number of grant applications a member can make?
A: Individuals who receive a grant award cannot apply for another grant for another five years. There are no limitations for clubs and associations.
Q: Are there any circumstances in which a grant award may have to be paid back?
A: Yes – if a recipient of a grant has not met the conditions attached to a grant award, the Trust reserves the right to seek repayment of the grant payment.
Q: Why does the Trust have a condition under which a grant award recipient has to enrol new Trust members?
A: We are a relatively new Charity which is seeking to raise its profile within the county. We see clubs which have received a grant award as Ambassadors for the Trust, working with us to raise our profile and to help increase our membership numbers. We would like those who have benefitted from a grant award to “put something back”, allowing other applicants to benefit in the future.
Q: If my grant application meets all of the conditions in the Guidance Notes, does that mean that a grant award is automatic?
A: No. As a Charity, we are wholly dependent on raising enough funds to meet all grant requests. If we don’t have enough funds to meet all “live” applications, then, regrettably, we may have to reject or defer some requests.
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