The Jack Petchey Foundation




West Essex District Cricket Board is grateful for the support offered by the Jack Petchey Foundation in supporting the District through its awards to its young players.

Established in 1999, The Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25.  The Foundation exists to raise the aspirations of young people, to help them take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society.  The major focus of their work is the Achievement Award Scheme – you can read about this along with their other programmes in the ‘Major Programmes’ tab on the Jack Petchey Foundation Website.   The Foundation focuses on London and Essex.  Since it has been established the Foundation has awarded grants totalling over £65million!



The District has been a Silver member of the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award Scheme since 2006 and in that time has received a large amount of funding with which to help implement the Districts various programmes.

The Achievement Awards are given to young people who make a wholehearted contribution to the District and in doing so perform above and beyond the normal expectations.

Each year six recipients are given a framed Certificate of Achievement and a boxed gilt medallion to keep and £200 to spend on a District project of their choice.  (Grants cannot be used by the winners themselves, but must be spent on a District projects that benefit others). In total the awards are worth £1200 a year to the District.



Jack Petchey Leaders Awards are given to adults who have been associated with the District for at least two years and who have demonstrated, in an outstanding way, an ability to encourage and motivate young people.

Each organisation is entitled to choose one adult Leader Award each calendar year. Leader Award winners receive a framed certificate, boxed gilt medallion.



Winners of the Leaders Award are entitled to bid for a small grant of up to £500 to spend on a project for the District.



For further details of the Jack Petchey Foundation and the work that the organisation does please visit the web site:



Please remember to make any nominations for either an Achievement Award or for a Leaders Award to either one of your own Clubs or the District’s officials.

Alternatively, nominations can, if you would prefer, be made direct to the District’s JPF Co-ordinator:

Paul Baxter of Harlow Cricket Club – 01279 421763 –

Jack Petchey receiving his OBE in 2004.