Could The Mars Milk Play Fund Help Your Club?
If your cricket club is looking for funding, the Mars Milk Play Fund could be the answer, especially if you are trying to encourage more participation in the game.
The fund runs from 1st May until 30th September, and is donating cash awards to sports individuals and clubs that need, for example, new kit, help with travel costs, extra pitch time or competition entry fees.
The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 18 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.
Applications to the fund can be made on the MARS Milk website www.marsmilk.com from May 1 2014.
10 deserving applicants each month will be selected to receive a donation of £300.
There will also be a monthly People's Choice award, where the public can vote for their favourite individual club or team. The winner of the vote will be awarded £1,000.
Michelle Frost, spokesperson for MARS Milk explains why the fund has been launched:
"Unfortunately, the tough economic climate has meant that less funding is available for sports individuals and clubs.
"Our hope is that the fund will help clubs to recruit new members and encourage sporty individuals to play for longer."
And there is more than just cash awards on offer.
Each month, the MARS Milk Play Fund will give individuals and club members the opportunity to win the latet gadgets and fun days out to share with friends.
© Cricket World 2014