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, Julian Vallance, 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 Phillip Hodson, 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 years 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:
Rossington Main Cricket Club, Mexborough CC, various Yorkshire Schools Cricket Associations, One in a Million Scheme in Bradford and Yorkshire Camps at Threshfield
Annually the Trust invests some £40,000 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, Julian Vallance at the YCCC address shown above – at the beginning of this article.
Phillip Hodson (chairman), Richard Hutton, Michael Stones, John Pike, John Hornby, Peter Whiteley, John Skinner and Julian Vallance (secretary).