Funding Opportunties Available

Funding available for Coaches

The Somerset Cricket Board would like to make new and existing coaches aware of the current funding and bursary schemes that are available through the Somerset Cricket Board, County Sports Partnerships at SASP and Wesport, WEPL, TDYCL and the Somerset Cricket League.

Somerset Cricket Board Funding

All of our courses are subsidised at the front end to keep the sign up costs as low as possible for all candidates.

We do however offer further funding opportunities for current and prospective female coaches.
For further information please contact our Women & Girls Development Officer Steve Gass at: 

SASP Coach Funding

Bursaries are available to support coaches in the SASP catchment area wishing to expand on their current coaching qualifications and experiences.

Who can apply?

Applications can only be made by individual coaches.
Priority will be given to coaches who are coaching athletes and players aged 14 +.
Applicants must register on the SASP website and have completed a full profile.
Funding will support coaches in gaining National Governing Body (NGB) or similar qualifications.
The bursary will be used to support coaches wishing to expand on their current coaching qualifications and experiences, with amounts available from £50.00 up to £200.00.

Please contact Laura Phelps at SASP for further information at:
Alternatively please follow the link below for full details and an application form:

Wesport Coach Funding

In addition the County Sports Partnership at Wesport offer support and advice for coach funding schemes, aimed at coaches who are active in the North of the County.

If you would like further information regarding any funding opportunities through Wesport, please contact Richard Colman at:
Alternatively to view full details of the funding opportunities available at Wesport, please follow the link below: 


The West of England Premier League have funding pots available to assist coaches through the coaching qualification pathway.
If you would like further information if you are interested in applying for funding through WEPL, please contact Allan Taylor at the email address below:

Somerset Cricket League

Funding is available for coaches, officials and volunteers for members of clubs participating in the Somerset Cricket League.
Candidates attending a SCB course and who meet the above criteria should contact Ray Hancock at the email address below for further information:

Taunton & District Youth League

Members of clubs affiliated to the Taunton & District Youth League can apply to the league for funding assistance for all coaching, officials and volunteers courses with the SCB.
Please follow the link below for further details and an application form:

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis and candidates requiring further information should contact:
Amanda Counsell at   

Should you require further information regarding any of the above, please contact Brian Hoyle at the Somerset Cricket Board at: