The Cricket Foundation charity runs and raises funds for its Chance to Shine and StreetChance programmes. It is wholly independent and is governed by a Board of Trustees.
The charity was established in 1981 and was originally the charitable arm of the England & Wales Cricket Board. It was responsible for allocating payments to the County Boards for grassroots and youth cricket.
The Cricket Foundation invested £30 million to create more opportunities for young people to play cricket.
In 1996, it became independent when the ECB assumed responsibility for managing all cricket in England and Wales and in 2005 the Trustees agreed to concentrate the majority of its efforts on Chance to Shine.
Today, the charity raises funds to deliver two key programmes: the schools' cricket programme, Chance to Shine, and inner-city cricket programme, StreetChance.
The Cricket Foundation is a registered charity (No.1123385) and is accountable to the Charity Commission.
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