The Grassroots Cricket Fund has been established by Australia’s cricketers to strengthen grassroots cricket in this country for generations to come. The fund will commit up to $30 million from professional Australian cricket player payments to be invested to support and strengthen Australian community cricket.
The players, the Australian Cricketers’ Association and Cricket Australia are working in partnership to deliver the Fund, focusing on providing equipment grants and playing and training facilities to clubs across Australia.
This will ensure community cricket clubs around the country receive much-needed investment to reinforce their position as pillars for local communities that offer welcoming and inclusive environments for players of all abilities, fans, umpires, officials and volunteers.
For the third year running, the Grassroots Cricket Fund is making a total of $2 million available to community cricket clubs this season to deliver great experiences and support to their local communities. We know this season is likely to be tougher than most given the impact of COVID and the GCF is here to help ensure clubs are supported financially to enable the purchase of equipment to support playing, training and other operating requirements.
From today, community cricket clubs will be able to apply for grants up to $2,000 from the Grassroots Cricket Fund, in a bid to make running their clubs easier. To determine your eligibility and to understand some of the finer details, such as what you can apply for, please look at the Grassroots Cricket Fund Guidelines and Terms and Conditions
The Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF) provides funding for community cricket facility projects, with a focus on growing participation and promoting accessibility and inclusivity. The ACIF will contribute more than $5.6 million per annum provided by Cricket Australia in partnership with the State and Territory Cricket Associations, into community facility projects, representing Cricket’s largest ever commitment to infrastructure funding.
The Grassroots Cricket Fund is contributing up to $1 million to the ACIF in 2020-21.
The ACIF is open to all clubs, associations, schools, councils and cricket facility managers, acknowledging the important role that these partners play in developing facilities for community cricket across Australia.
ACIF open and close dates will vary in each state and territory. Your relevant association will promote when grants are available in your state or territory.