The Surrey Cricket Foundation, through the Facilities Working Group, are determined to assist clubs to improve both their playing and supporting facilities. Whether a club wants to develop new or refurbish existing facilities, organise bulk purchase of materials or restructure their services provision, the Facilities Working Group is available to help provide support.
The support provided includes free advice either online or via our team of facilities specific professionals. The team look to point clubs towards funding opportunities and assist clubs with the overall management of the projects.
Project Development Tool
This Project Development tool can be seen in the attachment at the bottom of the page. It has been set up by the Facilities Working Group to assist the club with their initial decision making, then will help to structure the process of getting the project 'ready' and finally offer the club access to our wide range of supporting information and professional support.
Stage One will identify the current standard of all of the club's facilities. This will provide focus and prioritisation for the club so that they can set out a short, medium and long term facilities management strategy. This strategy will not only identify a running order for individual project sequencing but will provide the club's committee with a clear long term understanding of what funds or reserves will be required to meet facility development and maintenance over the coming years. We have also have listed every facility element with Grades from A-D. The club should honestly assess which grade most closely describes the current condition of each element of their facility. When the table is completed it will identify the top priorities for upgrade or replacement and finally generate an overall club facility 'score'.
Stage Two is to get the club project or projects ready for implementation. In this section we list what the club will need to complete or provide for each type of project. This includes what each funding body will require, who to apply to, whether the project will require Planning Approval and the length or acquisition of a lease
Stage Three covers who to liaise with, useful contacts, examples of similar successful projects and good practice and provides access to all of the other tools that the Surrey Cricket Foundation and the Facilities Working Group can place at the club's disposal.