Cricket NSW is pleased to announce that the McDonald’s Facility Grants Program will be conducted again for 2017.
The program offers grants of up to 25% of the total project cost to councils, schools, clubs and associations across NSW towards cricket facility developments. A total funding pool of up to $600,000 is available for shovel-ready projects that aim to increase cricket participation such as the development or upgrade to training nets, synthetic or turf pitches, ground or club amenities.
This year, the program includes special eligibility criteria for projects that specifically aim to support the growth of junior and female cricket.
Cricket NSW Manager of State Infrastructure and Government Relations, Anthony Brooks, is delighted with the success of the program. “Over the past four years, Cricket NSW has supported 129 projects delivering over $18 million worth of facility value,” he said.
“The 2017/18 program aims to support the significant growth and interest in cricket, and provide girls and boys, women and men equally, with the opportunity to play and train at excellent community facilities.”
Glen Simmons, McDonald’s NSW/ACT Co-Operative President and local Licensee, said that the Community Facility Grants Program is one of the ways the partnership between McDonald’s and Cricket NSW can help support community cricket groups across the State.
“McDonald’s restaurants across NSW are proud to give back to their local communities by supporting the development of this iconic Aussie sport,” said Glen. “I encourage all local cricket communities to apply for the program. Through our partnership with Cricket NSW, we hope to help improve local facilities and encourage more children – boys and girls – to lead an active lifestyle through this great game.”
The Cricket NSW and McDonald’s Facility Grants Program will open Monday 7 August and those wishing to apply are encouraged to:
- Review the 2017/18 CNSW & McDonald’s Facility Grants Program Guidelines
- Refer to the appropriate section and ensure the project meets Cricket Australia’s Community Cricket Facility Guidelines
For further enquiries or to discuss your cricket project, please contact your local Cricket NSW Development Manager.