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Yorkshire County Cricket Club Charitable Youth Trust

What the Charitable Youth Trust (CYT) does

The CYT is a charity which aims to enable more young people to play cricket and other sports in Yorkshire.

We do this by providing grants to clubs, associations and schools to provide vital equipment, coaching and facilities which enable more girls and boys to experience the joy of cricket and to lead healthier lives.

We work with partners to finance the programmes which benefit children, including:

  • The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation who deliver “Enjoy Cricket”, “Pop-up Cricket”, “Schools’ Beach Cricket” and “Education Day”
  • The Yorkshire Cricket Board who deliver the CYT Schools coaching programme

In the last 3 years the CYT has been pleased to support 17 individual clubs, schools and cricket development groups with a variety of projects, including contributions to:

  • Provide improved practice facilities
  • Provide coaching equipment
  • Set up/expand out of season coaching programmes

Funds and Fundraising

The CYT manages a fund originally set up as the Sir Leonard Hutton Foundation but is pleased to receive donations from individuals or charitable fundraising events. Legacies and bequests are also very welcome in memory of Yorkshire cricket lovers.

Would a grant help you engage more children in cricket?

If you are a club, school or association that has a project that will help CYT achieve its aims and give the opportunity to enjoy cricket to young people in your area, we would be pleased to hear from you. Our Grant Application form can be downloaded here

To make a donation or apply for a grant, please contact the CYT secretary, Julian Vallance c/o Yorkshire CCC, Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground, LS6 3DP or by email to

Who runs the Yorkshire CCC Charitable Youth Trust?

The current trustees are:

Phillip Hodson (chairman)
Jane Hildreth
Richard Hutton
John Hornby
John Pike
John Skinner
Michael Stones
Julian Vallance (secretary)
Peter Whiteley (treasurer)


The charity is registered with the Charity Commission with registration number 1181828.

The charity’s policies can be viewed here.