The Charitable Youth Trust (CYT) is one of the Club`s charitable partners whose prime aim is to encourage young people throughout the county to take an active interest in cricket.
The CYT is always pleased to receive donations from both YCCC members and from elsewhere.
These can be sent to the Trust`s Secretary, Peter Honeysett, c/o Yorkshire County Cricket Club, LB6 3UB.
The Trust is proud of its historical connection with YCCC but is totally independent, working under Chairman Bob Stott, who is supported by a number of experienced trustees. The Trust incorporates the `Sir Leonard Hutton Foundation` and the latter lends its name to the `Enjoy Cricket` annual summer coaching sessions which for many tears have been held throughout Yorkshire, often in as many as 40 locations.
At the heart of the YCCC Charitable Youth Trust is the objective of giving the opportunity to youngsters to play sport – in particular cricket – by developing their skills through events such as Enjoy Cricket. However the Trust also gives financial assistance to organisations and clubs who share this objective by responding to grant applications to help provide facilities and coaching.
Over the past year, amongst others, grants have been awarded to the following:
Calverley St Wilfred`s CC; Mexborough CC; Scarborough CC; Whitby CC;
Wooley Miners Welfare CC; Yorkshire Senior Schools Cricket Association;
North Stainley CC; Thrybergh School and Sports College;
Yorkshire Shools Cricket Association; The YCB/Leeds inter-Faith Project;
The YCB/BME Development Centres Project; One in a Million Scheme in Bradford;
Humberside Schools Football Association; Upper Airedale Junior Cricket Association.
North Yorkshire Women,s and Girls Cricket Development Group
In total in 2013 almost £50,000 was invested by the Trust in pursuit of its objectives highlighted above and we encourage grant applications from those sharing our vision – to encourage young people to become involved in team sports early in their lives.
Well presented grant applications are therefore welcome and should be sent to the Trust`s secretary, Peter Honeysett at the YCCC address shown above – at the beginning of this article.
J C D Allan, J P Honeysett (Secretary), R A Hutton, R Appleyard, B Bouttell (Treasurer), R W Stott (Chairman).