Charity Information

Official Charity Partners for 2014

Charity Partners 2014We've received a large number of applications / expressions of interest to be one of Cricket Derbyshire’s three official charity partners for 2014.

The applications / expressions of interest have been assessed against the following criteria:

  • Association with Derbyshire
  • Project delivery in the Derbyshire Community
  • Previous partnership work with Cricket Derbyshire 
  • Synergy with the proposed Cricket Derbyshire Foundation 
  • Opportunity for Cricket Derbyshire to make a difference 

Based on the above criteria the following charities have been selected:

  • Heart Research UK
    Heart Research UK is a national charity that has been helping hearts since 1967. The charity encourage people locally to live healthier, happier and longer lives through our work in funding ground-breaking medical research as well as helping communities to improve their lifestyles through our Healthy Hearts grants.
  • The Laura Centre Derby
    The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person. 
  • Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre
    The Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre provide wonderful holidays at the seaside at Skegness for many thousands of deserving children. Each year around 450 children have a week’s holiday at their Centre and the experience they have can have such a beneficial effect on each child that it can remain with them throughout their lives. 

An action plan from now until the end of the year is currently being finalised with each of the chosen charities.

A letter has been sent out to each of the unsuccessful charities thanking them for their application and inviting them to apply again for 2015.    

Requests for Support / Donations

Obviously staff, players, coaches, committee members and vice presidents of Cricket Derbyshire will continue to receive requests to support certain charities and fundraising events during the year.

As a result we need to adopt an official charity and fundraising policy to ensure that a consistent message is communicated by all.  The policy will be based on a three tier grading system of Gold, Silver and Bronze and is detailed as follows:

Gold Level

This applies to the official Cricket Derbyshire charity partners only.  A plan for the year will be agreed with the senior team of the charity. 

Each plan will be based on the following: 

  • Player support / endorsement
  • Promotion of charity activity through Cricket Derbyshire communication networks such as the website, twitter, facebook (No other charity activities or events will be publicised through official Cricket Derbyshire communication networks).
  • Three signed bats to be used for selected fundraising events during the year
  • Bearer letters for tickets to be issued for ad-hoc events
  • Explore the opportunity of hosting and / or organising a joint fundraising event in partnership with the Cricket Derbyshire Foundation     

Silver Level

This applies to requests for the support of charities or fundraising events from Cricket Derbyshire sponsors / partners both from the public and private sector. Each sponsor / partner must contribute more than £2,000 of value to Cricket Derbyshire.  

Each request will be to be judged on the following criteria:

  • Value of the partnerships association to Cricket Derbyshire
  • Previous requests for support of associated charities / fundraising events  
  • Fundraising activity / event associated with the request and the potential audience

Cricket Derbyshire has the following options to donate based on the above criteria:

  • Signed Cricket Bat
  • Bearer letter for 4 x Premier Seating tickets (subject to availability)
  • Bearer letter for 2 x Premier Seating tickets (subject to availability)
  • Bearer letter for 2 x standard match tickets (subject to availability)

Bronze Level

This applies to any school, club or charity based in Derbyshire (only) that requests support for a fundraising initiative / event. 

  • Any request relating to a formal event / dinner will be offered a bearer letter for 2 x Premier Seating tickets (subject to availability). 
  • Any other request relating to events such as raffles / prize draws will be offered a bearer letter for 2 x standard match tickets.    

If anyone associated with Cricket Derbyshire receives a request for Silver or Bronze level support they should ask that this request is sent in writing to Kerry Schofield or e.mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - giving details of the charity and / or fundraising event.

Any charity that requests Gold Level support in terms of publicity / endorsement should be invited to apply to be one of Cricket Derbyshire’s official charities for 2015.  This can be done by writing to Cricket Derbyshire detailing their request and demonstrating the work of the charity as well as their work in the Derbyshire Community.  Letters of application should be sent to the following:

Ryan Duckett
Director of Partnerships
Cricket Derbyshire
The County Ground
Grandstand Road
DE21 6AF  

⃰ Please note Cricket Derbyshire refers to both the Club and the Board

⃰ The term partner includes sponsors, advertising partners, affiliated clubs and individuals

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