by East Ardsley United Cricket & Athletic Club
Match Funding £1,700

About the project


Final Goal! £1,700
tipping point
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!
tipping point
25 hrs
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!

More about the project

What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
Our project is one element of a development plan that will help us to improve and provide facilities to enable people of all ages to enjoy the game of cricket and take part in an activity that will: • improve fitness and health • develop sporting skills • develop social skills • involve the local community
Can you give us some statistics on this problem?
In recent years the club has had problems with vandalism, including damage to the scoreboard, and our funds have had to be used for increased security to protect the premises rather than improve the facilities. This has had an impact on the number of youngsters attending coaching sessions and we have produced a development plan to improve the facilities and encourage more youngsters to get involved in the game.
What is your solution?
The scoreboard is the means by which players and supporters know how the match is progressing. The existing scoreboard requires repairs and the solution is to engage a local company to install new electronic digits into the existing scoreboard.
How will you deliver this?
We run coaching/practice sessions on 3 nights per week and have matches on 6 days per week throughout the summer plus social events for members and the community.

Get involved

Here are some great ways to get involved with the project and help out. If you have...
  • 2 minutes
    A cash donation, however large or small, will help us to achieve our goal
  • 5 minutes
    Tell your friends and family and ask them to spare us 2 minutes
  • 15 minutes
    Check out our website, get to know the club and share it with others
  • A few hours
    We need volunteers to serve refreshments at junior and senior matches and to assist with coaching sessions– could you help?
  • Regular time commitment
    As a community sports club that is run on a voluntary basis we need as much help as we can get. If you can help out in any way; assisting on the ground, fundraising, general maintenance etc... we would love to meet you.

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About the organisation

Vision and mission

“To provide an environment where people look forward to their next visit”

Geographical coverage

Within local community (including local council)

Our track record

The club was founded in 1877, is non profit making and is run on a voluntary basis with all the existing buildings being built by members over the years. In the last 10 years we have grown our junior section from one u17 team to five age group teams at u9/11/13/15/17 and we run 3 senior teams. We are the local ‘Chance to Shine’ club and are working with local schools to introduce children to sport and physical activity in general.

Who do we help?

We help local youngsters from the age of 5 by providing facilities and coaching so that they can develop their sports skills and enjoy some physical exercise. We also support the local care home, whose residents regularly attend matches and enjoy their summer afternoons and evenings at the club and we also offer our facilities for use by the local community for events/parties etc...

Awards And Recognitions

We are a registered Community Amateur Sports Club and are currently going through the national Clubmark accreditation process - our final assessment is on 2nd May. Support from Local Councillors.