Builders merchant chain Build Center is to continue its support for the NatWest CricketForceinitiative.
The latest initiative is worth £400,000 and will benefit hundreds of cricket clubs across the country.
The project requires each participating club to make an initial payment of £100 from their own funds to activate a privilege account. On activation, a further £400 will be added to the account at no charge to the club. The club is then able to spend £500 at Build Center branches nationwide at preferential rates on materials and products required for NatWest CricketForce events.
The ECB will invest £400,000 in the scheme, which will initially be open to the first 900 cricket clubs to apply.
A total of 1,914 cricket clubs and an estimated 85,000 volunteers took part in last year’s NatWest CricketForce event. It encourages cricket supporters, their friends and families to give back to their local cricket club by volunteering to undertake renovation work in clubhouses and grounds over a designated weekend at the start of each season.
Build Center’s head of divisional sales Alan Bawden said: “Build Center is proud to be an official supporter of NatWest CricketForce 2012 helping to support and develop local cricket clubs across the UK.”