Chance To Shine Schools Cup Final 2015 (46)

We are a national charity on a mission to spread the power of cricket throughout schools and communities.

We take cricket to new places and use it to ignite new passions, teach vital skills, unite diverse groups, and educate young people from Cornwall to Cardiff to County Durham.

Since 2005 our Chance to Shine Schools programme has helped reverse the decline in cricket in state schools. Working in close partnership with all 39 County Cricket Boards and hundreds of local cricket clubs, we’ve got three million boys and girls in over 11,000 schools playing and learning through cricket.

2016 was an exciting year for Chance to Shine, find out what happened:


Chance to Shine Street is bringing cricket to thousands more young people in inner- city areas. It uses the game to increase aspiration, promote social cohesion and create opportunities in diverse communities affected by youth crime and anti-social behaviour.

In the past 11 years we’ve proved that cricket has the power to bring young people from all walks of life together and teach life skills that will stay with them forever. We’re committed to giving all young people the chance to play it, learn from it and enjoy it.

Your gifts help us every year to give literally hundreds of thousands of young people the chance to play cricket, the chance to learn teamwork, discipline and respect from playing cricket; and the chance to shine!

Watch: Chance to Shine supporters Stephen Fry and Graeme Swann explain why they back our campaign: