Our corporate partners play a vital role in supporting the work we do to provide young people with the opportunity to play and learn through cricket. It allows us to invest and expand our school and community programmes into more areas and to maximise their impact.

Each of our corporate partnerships is unique. Our dedicated team works collaboratively with each partner to develop ideas to create bespoke, strategic partnerships to suit their objectives.

Here are some examples of our partnerships:

NatWest – Charity Partner

NatWest is Chance to Shine’s first ever official charity partner. The four-year partnership is at the heart of NatWest's 'Cricket Has No Boundaries' campaign, which celebrates the diversity and inclusivity of cricket as a sport. The partnership supports the charity's efforts to increase aspiration, promote social cohesion & create opportunities for young people in communities and schools across the country.

Through the partnership, we have worked collaboratively to provide opportunities to young beneficiaries to be match day mascots at England cricket fixtures; access for schools and community projects to watch the game at first-class county grounds; and engaged cricket fans to raise valuable funds for the charity which has been reinvested back into our programmes.

“Chance to Shine is an organisation that is doing some fabulous work to make cricket more inclusive and to engage different and diverse communities. We believe that cricket has no boundaries and Chance to Shine are showing that cricket should be for everyone regardless of age, gender or race. What we love about Chance to Shine is that it opens cricket up to everybody and this is something that we at NatWest firmly believe in.”
- Martyn Wilson, Head of sponsorship at NatWest 

Yorkshire Tea – Inspire Partner

Yorkshire Tea has been a corporate partner since 2013 and over 
the last five years we’ve been inspiring the next generation of young cricketers through Yorkshire Tea National Cricket Week. Over the next three years, we will build on these foundations with Yorkshire Tea to encourage even more children to pick up a bat and a ball through inspiring school assemblies and mass participation cricket open days.

“As a long-term supporter of cricket at a grassroots level, Yorkshire Tea is thrilled to be able to support Chance to Shine in its aim to develop the game and inspire the next generation to pick up a bat and a ball and reap the social and wellbeing benefits that cricket provides”

- Sam Ward, Brand PR Manager, Yorkshire Tea & Taylors of Harrogate


The Nomura Charitable Trust

Nomura has been a corporate partner of Chance to Shine since June 2015, supporting Street projects in Lambeth, Tower Hamlets and more recently Barking & Dagenham through the Nomura Charitable Trust. In addition, Nomura employees have dedicated their time to supporting educational workshops for participants. These workshops have involved CV and Interview skill sessions, as well as inspiring career insight sessions at Nomura’s offices.

“Cricket is a fantastic sport but the cricket is almost a by-line. We decided what you learn from cricket and the strengths you can learn from the game are so transportable. Traits like team spirit, the fact that every individual has to contribute for the team to win certainly attracted us to Chance to Shine. We believe we both promote a similar message and that makes us a great match for a partnership.” 

- Naomi Matthams, The Nomura Charitable Trust



In 2016, Gray-Nicolls became the official kit supplier to Chance to Shine. As well as providing clothing for our coaches up and down the country they also make bespoke Chance to Shine soft and hard ball cricket sets for use in schools and Street sessions. The support of one of the biggest and most prestigious names in cricket equipment demonstrates their commitment to grassroots cricket.

For further information, or to find out more about how your 
organisation can work with Chance to Shine to enable young people to play and learn through cricket, please contact:

Charlie Baxter, Corporate Partnerships Manager

07585 101 390

[email protected]