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24 Oct

Vote for the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation!

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is the charitable arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Their work is based on 5 themes; History & Heritage, Participation, Health & Wellbeing, Inclusion and Education.

As a charity, we receive no core funding; relying on benefactors, fundraising, sponsorship and funding applications to deliver projects to communities across Yorkshire.

In a bid to expand the exiting Health and Wellbeing offers, we have submitted a funding application through the Aviva Community Fund to run a 10 week health programme using the facilities at Headingley Cricket Ground.

Research carried out by Public Health and the Leeds Health and Wellbeing strategy 2016-2020, highlights the health inequalities between those living in areas of affluent and deprived areas. With this in mind, the scheme will work with school children living in areas of social economic deprivation in Leeds and Bradford.

The project’s aim is to educate young people, giving them a holistic insight into how the body works. This will be achieved in a classroom environment through examining the importance of diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle. This is followed by a physical session, putting the aforementioned theory into practice through cricket related activities.

The project is focussed on children starting their journey into secondary school; a period of their life that sees an increase in independence and more emphasis on making life choices. Our 10 week health programme will help educate and underpin these choices as they move into adolescence and beyond

Nick Robinson, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation


The success of funding applications with the Aviva Community Fund is reliant on votes from the general public. We need you to support the Foundation’s fantastic work in an effort to secure funding to run the project and positively influence the lives of young people through education and exercise.

To register and vote for the YCF’s 10 Week Health Programme, please click here, register and vote.

If you have any questions about the project, please email


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