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Information about Grant programs available to the NSW cricket community.

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Cricket NSW is committed to collaboratively partnering with councils, associations, clubs and schools as well as other sports and across all levels of government, to create a safe, inclusive and healthy environment for participants, spectators, officials and volunteers.



2021/22 Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund Round 2 – NOW OPEN

Round 2 of the 2021/22 Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF) is now open and closing Sunday 17 April 2022, 11.59pm.

Clubs, associations, schools, councils, and cricket facility managers can all apply for community cricket facility projects that focus on growing participation and promoting accessibility and inclusivity.

The ACIF offers minor and major grants (of up to $30,000) for shovel-ready projects that aim to increase cricket participation, and which best demonstrate a partnership approach to funding with other clubs, sporting codes and all levels of government.

Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to read the 2021/22 ACIF Guidelines and eligibility requirements carefully, and contact your local Cricket NSW representative to discuss your project.

To make a Minor Application ($1,000 - $10,000) please click here

To make a Major Application ($10,001 - $30,000) please click here

To learn more about leveraging grants & funding, watch Cricket NSW Grants & Funding Webinar. 


ACIF | Strategic Cricket Infrastructure Funding (SCIF)

The SCIF category of the ACIF aims to deliver on the strategic priorities of Australian Cricket through the support of key facility projects. 

Projects submitted to the Strategic Cricket Infrastructure Funding category will:

Provide benefits to the cricket community
Contribute to increasing participation across a broader area or region
Involve multiple stakeholders and contributors
Deliver outcomes against Australian Cricket’s strategic priorities (e.g. leading sport for women and girls, create the best experiences to grow junior cricket etc.)

The project can relate to any aspect of the facility, with multi-faceted projects that incorporate the addition and/or upgrade of multiple components within a facility being highly regarded. 

To discuss any projects requiring investment of over $30,000 please contact Lauren Coates, Infrastructure & Project Specialist -


Grassroots Cricket Fund – Volunteer & Equipment Grant

The Australian Cricketers Association invest $30million of their own money to support grassroots cricket through the establishment of the Grassroots Cricket Fund (GCF). This season the fund is here to help ensure clubs & centres are supported to enable the development of their volunteers and the purchase of equipment to support playing, training and other operating requirements.

For more information on the GCF and to submit an application, please click here.

The GCF is now closed.

Heart of the Nation’s – Community Heart Program

Cricket NSW has joined forces with the nation-wide Community Heart Program alongside the charitable initiative, Heart of the Nation.

Eligible applicants can now apply for a GCF grant to purchase an AED through the Community Heart Program. To find out more information about the Community Heart Program, please click here.

Sport NSW - Grants Schedule Summary

Sport NSW provides a full summary of all grants available throughout the year, this can be downloaded here

Current Grants  

Clubgrants Category 3 - Infrastructure Grants

The objective of the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program is to fund the costs of construction, alteration, renovation, completion and fit-out of buildings and community infrastructure to deliver outcomes for disadvantaged NSW communities including regional, remote and drought-affected areas, culturally and linguistically diverse, disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and communities affected by bushfires. 

Grants are available between $50,000 & $300,000

Applications close Friday 15 April 2022.

To make an application & for more information, please click here.

WestInvest Fund

WestInvest will fund transformational infrastructure projects across Western Sydney, home to one of the fastest growing and most diverse populations in the nation. These projects will improve the liveability of communities and support economic recovery, making a real difference to the quality of life in 15 eligible Local Government Areas.

The WestInvest Community Project Grants – Competitive Round registration of interest is now open and closing Thursday 21 April 2022, 5pm.

To register your interest and for more information, please click here.

Regional Events Acceleration Fund

Administered by the NSW Government, this fund supports organisations to attract new major international and domestic events to regional areas, and support existing regional events to grow even bigger and better. Eligible events include major sporting and lifestyle events, held in regional NSW before June 2022. For more information, click here.

Outdoor Active Recreation Marketing Support Grant Program *NEW*

The Program aims to drive demand for the NSW Outdoor Active Recreation businesses or organisations impacted by COVID-19 pandemic, promote the variety of Outdoor Active Recreation programs, activities and services available to NSW citizens and visitors to NSW and increase participation in moderate to vigorous outdoor active recreation activities. A particular focus is on promotions that specifically target women and girls and people with disability, First Nations peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

For more information, click here.

Cricket NSW Grants and Funding Webinar - 6 October 2021