Running Your Club

Grants and Fundraising


What is the Grassroots Cricket Fund?

The Grassroots Cricket Fund (GCF) has been established by Australia’s cricketers to strengthen grassroots cricket for generations to come, and will commit up to $30 million from player payments to be invested to support and strengthen Australian community cricket.

The GCF is a joint partnership of the players, the Australian Cricketers’ Association and Cricket Australia, all working to ensure cricket clubs around the country maintain their position as pillars of local communities by providing equipment and facility upgrade grants.

Equipment Grants applications open May 1st, 8pm, and Facilities Grants are open based on State or Territory.

Equipment Grants

For the third year running, the Grassroots Cricket Fund made a total of $2 million available to community cricket clubs 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-19, so the Grassroots Cricket Fund is here to help ensure clubs are supported financially so they may continue playing, training and operating. APPLICATIONS OPEN MAY 1st 2021.

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Facilities Grants (ACIF)

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 Grassroots Cricket Fund is contributing up to $1 million to the ACIF in 2020-21.

Find out how to apply

Stories of Grassroots Cricket Fund

“The players have put in $30M, which is something I know that all professional cricketers in Australia are really proud out.” Tim Paine, Australian Men’s Test Captain

Equipment Grant - FAQ's

Description of Equipment Grant FAQ's. Download the Equipment Fund FAQ's here.

Download Equipment Fund FAQ's (PPT)

Equipment Grant - Guidelines & T&C's

Description of Equipment Grant Guidelines and T&C's. Download Guidelines and T&Cs for the Equipment Fund here.

Download Equipment Fund T&C's (PPT)


Description of Eligibility here. Download the full Eligibility Guidelines below.

Download Eligibility (PDF)

Grant Funding Range

Here is a little information about the funding range of the grant, but the full list is downloadable below.

Download Funding Range of Grant (PDF)

Equipment Eligibility

Description of what equipment is available. Download the full list in our PDF below.

Download Eligible equipment (PDF)

Open Dates (for application)

Equipment Grants open May 1st 2021, 8pm, until May 8th 9am. Facilities Grants are available throughout the year, visit our ACIF page for more information.


Equipment which will not be funded

Description of equipment which will not be funded.