Finding fundraising inspiration for your cricket team can seem a tricky task, so we've put our experience of fundraising for sports clubs to work to help you identify the most effective methods of fundraising for your cricket club. Our list ranges from profitable, large-scale cricket club events to simple yet effective ideas for smaller clubs.
Whether your entire cricket ground needs a revamp or you just want a new set of wickets; whatever level of funds you’re looking to raise, we’re sure you’ll find your next cricket club fundraiser here.
Here’s our list of 10 fundraising ideas for cricket clubs:
Cricket Club Fundraising Ideas Table of Contents
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Open a Club ShopOpening a club shop is a great cricket club fundraising idea. Whether you create a simple tuck shop stall, selling drinks and snacks to club members and visitors, or a more permanent structure selling team merchandise and cricket equipment, your team’s club shop can become an on-going source of revenue.
Open the club shop during practicesand set up some new banners to help advertise the store. Make sure parents and guardians of the younger members know about it, as they’ll likely want to grab a coffee or snack if they’ve arrived early when picking up their kids. These shops can also be a great place to advertise upcoming fundraisers and events in your club calendar.
Outdoor Movie NightA great use for your cricket grounds is gathering family and friends for an outdoor movie experience. A projector and projectable surface are the only equipment requirements for this event, so it has the potential to become a low-cost, high-profit staple of your club’s calendar, providing you with a reliable monthly income. To maximise your revenue, open your clubhouse bar and set up food stands for your visitors. This will allow you to secure profits on the night above and beyond basic ticket sales.
Cricket Themed Quiz NightA great evening to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in to a bit of friendly competition. Quiz nights can be a fantastic source of revenue for your club, as they attract new members of the community to your clubhouse (who could potentially become sponsors at a later date). Since it’s about cricket, a quiz on their specialist subject is bound to be a popular event for your team’s current supporters too. Line up rounds of questions on topics such as the history of the Ashes, obscure cricket rules and even questions about your own club's legends!
Cricket-A-ThonYour players are probably used to long cricket games, so why not make an event out of it? A Cricket-A-Thon works by securing sponsorships for each of your players taking part. Normally each club member goes out on a charity drive for this, contacting as many friends and family for donations as they can.
On the day of the event, make sure you have a few surprises in store for the spectators, such as bringing out club legends, holding a raffle and offering spot prizes throughout the game. To maximise your income, make sure you open the clubhouse bar and sell refreshments to those taking part and to spectators, all of whom are hopefully there for the long haul. The event ends when the cricketers can go on no longer!
Cricket Club MerchandiseNothing sells in Australia quite like cricket merchandise, and your team should stand as good a chance as anyone to have locals donning your club kit. For your club merchandise to work, print your club emblem on a variety of goods, beyond just cricket gear. Think caps, mugs, glasses and banners, as these are readily available to buy online. Ask your team if they know any designers who’d be willing to help, so you can fully express your team’s creativity.
’Bring a Friend’ Practice SessionsBuild a bit of morale for your team whilst also fundraising with a ‘bring a friend’ practice session. This is a great idea, especially for youth teams, and is as simple as it sounds; your players can bring along anyone of their choice in return for a small donation to the club.
These events work well, as they help to demonstrate the hard work your team puts in, whilst also securing a bit of valuable club cash. For the day of the event, have some casual games like quick-cricket to make things more fun, but also show the hard drills your team runs in their practices. Getting the word out about the intensity of your practices will build interest, getting your team new players and potential sponsors.
Match Day Car WashYour team will become community heroes after this particular match day, because not only are they playing for their spectators’ enjoyment, they are also giving their cars a clean too! With very low initial costs for this cricket club fundraiser, the potential income increases still further if you ask for donations at the discretion of the visitor, as they will reward a job well done with a higher donation.