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Registered Charity no 1150351
Arundel Park, West Sussex BN18 9LH
Tel 01903 882602   Fax 01903 882347
Email: [email protected]
We are fortunate at Arundel to have outstanding facilities - a cricket ground admired the world over and an Indoor Cricket School which is highly praised by all who use it. We have a strong management team and highly qualified, experienced coaches to support the needs of the young. For  twenty-five years, this has enabled us to make a powerful impact both in the inner city and urban areas as well as local districts. We would like to do more for them.

Accommodation and good catering have become an important issue. We would like more of the youngsters to experience the fun of a stay overnight and particularly those with disabilities and special needs who now form a significant part of our programme. Thousands have already benefited from our activities, the tournaments, teamwork and coaching. We are determined to build on this success. There is much we can do to help. We owe it to the young and their future development.

To date, over £5 million has been raised and invested in the Foundation's activities thanks to the generosity of many donors, notably J Paul Getty Jr, the Lord's Taverners, The Boeing Company, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Sandra Charitable Trust and The National Foundation for Sport and the Arts. We have also made successful applications to The National Lottery and Sportsmatch .

To achieve our aims we are planning to raise £2 million over the next five years. We are asking you to share in our vision for the young and their development and to consider supporting this project which has already had such a positive effect on so many young people.

It costs more than £300,000 each year to fulfil our commitment to Youth and Education.
The specific projects for which we are actively seeking support this year include:
The London Schools Community Project weeks which are scheduled to take place in May and July. On average, 120 children (aged 10-12 years) and 16 teachers will come to Arundel for each of these weeks. In round figures, the costs involved PER WEEK are Accommodation (£14,200), Catering (£5,000), Coaching (£3,500), Transport (£3,300), Recreational Activities - visits to tourist attractions, the seaside etc (£1,200) and the hire of Arundel Town Ground (£3,000). When one factors in administration, three staff and two groundsmen, the total cost to the Foundation for each week will be in excess of £29,000.

The Prince's Trust Trophy Final, Lambeth Schools and London Youth Tournaments are annual competitions for London children which are funded by the Foundation at a cost of £1,500 per day, none of which receives any form of sponsorship.

The Outreach Programme – Whilst the need for this programme has reduced over the years, we continue to remain on hand to assist with local needs where and when necessary.
Special Needs Project – in the last 15 years, we have significantly expanded our programmes for children with special needs and disabilities. While our main priority has been the Inner London Boroughs, we have also been involved with local schools from Sussex and the West Midlands. We have received important funding from The Boeing Company, The Cricket Society Trust, The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipemakers and Tobacco Blenders and The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation whose support for these activities has enabled us to make a considerable impact. We intend to do more. 
If you feel that you may be able to support us in any way, we would be enormously grateful.  Telephone: office01903 882602 / Tim Shutt - 07766 733 152 or make a donation today by clicking here.  

– Ground built by 15th Duke of Norfolk
1975 – Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club formed
1986 – Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation formed
1988 – West Sussex Primary Schools Finals established
1990 – West Sussex Secondary Schools Finals established
1991 – H.R.H. The Prince of Wales opens Indoor Cricket School.  London Federation of Boys' Clubs (now London Youth) stage Finals of their competitions and continue to do so
1992 – London Boroughs Youth Programme fully established and still active today
1996 Lord's Taverners Inner Cities Trophy established
1998 – Blind and partially sighted cricket becomes active at Arundel
2000 – Special Needs Programme established in London and elsewhere
2006ACCF launch website
2019 – Retirement of John Barclay as Director of Cricket & Coaching
2020 – Appointment of John Barclay as Vice President of ACCF & FACCC
2020 – Appointment of Tim Shutt as new Director of the Foundation


The Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation was formed and registered as a charity in 1986 (Reg. Charity No 1150351) and works alongside The Friends of Arundel Castle Cricket Club. Its purpose is to enhance the development and education of young people (mainly aged between 7-19 years) with a special emphasis upon the disadvantaged and those deprived of opportunity.

Over the years we have focused strongly on inner city regions nationwide and particularly London’s boroughs where the need has been greatest.  We have used cricket and its associated activities as the medium for achieving our objectives.  The Arundel Castle Cricket Ground in West Sussex has provided the heart for our project and it is to this world famous ground that the youngsters have come.  Here we have outstanding outdoor facilities, an indoor school and a well-appointed pavilion from which we can provide catering for the purpose.

In addition to an experience offering cricket, we also conduct regular tours around Arundel Castle and its gardens, a facility that is well used to children with special needs and wheelchairs.  Trips to the seaside at Littlehampton are all part of the routine and games of cricket on the beach a frequent occurrence. Crabs and seashells are much sought after and occasionally the local fishermen land a fish.  The children love that.

For many years we have operated a now well-established Special Needs Programme. This includes yearly visits from over 600 young people with a range of disabilities, from more than 40 schools. 

At Arundel we have time to concentrate on the young.   We would be so grateful if you would help us to help them. 


Vice President
Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation