Australian cricketers love playing cricket. They also are passionate about giving back to the game that has given them so much. That’s why they’ve given more than $30 million of their own money to support grassroots cricket through the establishment of the Grassroots Cricket Fund. Each year, the Grassroots Cricket Fund will fund specific priority areas in community cricket throughout Australia.
Through a partnership between the players, the Australian Cricketers’ Association and Cricket Australia, the Grassroots Cricket Fund will ensure community cricket clubs around Australia get much-needed investment to reinforce their position as pillars for local communities and continue to produce the next generation of Australian cricket’s stars.
In 2018-19, affiliated cricket clubs in rural and drought affected regions can apply for funding to purchase equipment to ensure cricket clubs around Australia remain the lifeblood of their local community.
To find out more, see the Grassroots Cricket Fund guidelines PDF.
The players also understand the importance of high quality and inclusive facilities for players, officials, volunteers and fans. For this reason, the players and the ACA will support community cricket facilities by partnering with CA and state and territory cricket associations to bolster the existing Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund.
To apply for both minor and major infrastructure grants please see the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund Website.
Please see our frequently asked questions document to provide further detail on the Grassroots Cricket Fund to provide further detail on the Grassroots Cricket Fund.