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22 Apr

YCF publishes 2021 Annual Report

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is pleased to publish its annual report for the year ended December 2021.

The report highlights what was a transformative year for the Foundation as the organisation began to come out the other side of the pandemic with the community work delivered by YCF having never been more important with the need across the county having increased significantly.

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation Annual Report 2021

The report shows the positive impact its four themes of work: Education. Health & Wellbeing, Heritage & Participation, has had on the lives of people across Yorkshire.

In the face of the continued challenges presented by COVID-19, I am extremely proud of what we were able to achieve for communities across Yorkshire last year – Will Saville, Managing Director, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation

In 2020/2021:

23,207 people benefitted from Yorkshire Cricket Foundation across 31 programmes

14,696 meals were delivered to young people

8,349 young people were supported through our Participation programmes

6,690 hours contributed by NCS participants contributing towards helping their community

Will Saville, Managing Director for Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, said: “In the face of the continued challenges presented by COVID-19, I am extremely proud of what we were able to achieve for communities across Yorkshire last year.

“Our work focuses on underrepresented groups and providing opportunities to those that often wouldn’t be able to access them otherwise, as we continue to strive for our vision of “Community without Boundaries”.

“Our programmes and training used the power of cricket to support more than 23,000 people across the region.

“We owe huge thanks to our amazing funders, supporters and partners who share our vision, make our work possible and challenge us to do more.”

The report covers the charity’s work in the 2020/21 when it delivered a range of new ways to support people across the region whose daily lives were impacted by COVID-19.

This included the development of weekly sporting reminiscence sessions on zoom targeting older adults at risk of isolation and welcomed many special guests to support this.

The charity also adapted to support with the education of young people who are part of the Foundation’s Yorkshire Cricket College.

In addition partnerships have been key to YCF’s work, this includes Morrisons joining the Foundation in the fight against holiday hunger and supporting our Crick-EAT programme.

This brilliant initiative provided over 14,500 meals and 800+ hours of cricket to young people during the school holidays.

As the country opened up the Foundation was also able to bring back face to face delivery and in particular the engagement with our diverse community’s programme and Walking Cricket, which attracted huge numbers.

In total, the Foundation’s Participation programmes engaged over 8,500 participants. In addition the work of the Foundation generated nearly 9,000 hours of volunteering to support our communities.

Will said: “Moving forwards in 2022 we are focussed on growing our work further and ensuring we have an offer that is open and accessible to all.

“We will target unreached groups and diverse communities, making sure there is equality of opportunity for everyone to enjoy, learn and take part.

“This will be backed up by a culture of integrity, inclusion and insight at the heart of everything we do.”

The annual report content includes:

Chair’s Foreword
Word from Managing Director
Media coverage
Reach & Impact across our four themes of work: Education, Health & Wellbeing, Heritage & Participation
Meet the Board
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Looking Ahead
Our Supporters
Get Involved

To read the online version of the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation Annual Report 2021 visit here.

Or you can download the report here.

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