The Keith Cracknell Foundation
Cracknell Foundation has been set up in conjunction with Copdock and Old
Ipswichian Cricket Club and Keith Cracknell’s family. The Foundation will have three
trustees, Hazel Cracknell and Tracey Cracknell
representing the Cracknell family and Martin Taylor representing the Club.
The aim of the Foundation is to provide "bursary type support" to any member in need of financial assistance by
means of a grant. The Foundation aims to help members in ‘need’ of
assistance with requests for members’ fees, training fees, equipment and
clothing all being considered.
Keith had an
incredible passion for cricket throughout his lifetime. He also loved to
support youngsters playing cricket and watching their development in the game.
In recent years he became Chairman of Copdock and Old Ipswichian Cricket Club,
a position he was very proud to hold. Keith was always available to support, encourage and give advice. Most
importantly Keith gave his time freely where he could to support the teams and
When the family
were first approached about setting the up the Keith Cracknell Foundation they felt that this was something which represented Keith’s values and principles.
It also provides a lasting legacy in Keith’s memory while supporting the club
and its members. This is something the family believe Keith would have been
very proud of. The Cracknell family are keen to support the Foundation and will
actively participate in fundraising activities.
The Keith Cracknell Foundation Objective
To provide grants to support people in "need" that would benefit from financial assistance. The Foundation defines "need" as "without this support the individual would not be able to take part, or that the cost to do so would present significant hardship to the family".
The Keith Cracknell Foundation Values
To provide a lasting legacy for a man who made such a significant contribution to community sport.
To reflect the values by which he lived his life.
To make a difference to the lives of people through cricket.
Trustees and Governance
There will be no less than three trustees of the Foundation including two from the Cracknell family and one from the Club Executive Committee.
There will be no less than three application windows per year. The trustees will meet at the close of each window to review and respond to all applications.
Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club will be responsible for the financial administration of the Foundation.
The proceeds of donations received at Keith's funeral will constitute the starting fund.
The Trustees of the Foundation will commit to raising funds each year.
Details of the main 2021 fundraising event will be sent shortly
The Foundation is open to all current and future Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club members regardless of age or gender.
The Foundation will consider application requesting support to cover the costs of membership fees, match fees, training fees, equipment and clothing.
All applications to the Foundation should be submitted using CRACKNELL Foundation Application Form 2020.pdf
Please return completed forms to Martin Taylor - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Second application window for 2021 is applications in by 14th March. All applications will receive a response by 21st March
The Third application window deadline will be confirmed in April 2021
If you have any queries or require any further information please contact Martin Taylor, 07985 308305.