Applications are now open for the NSW ICC World T20 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund which will deliver up to $6 million over three years to support all cricket participants in NSW, from grassroots right through to elite.

This NSW Government initiative developed in consultation with Cricket NSW aims to ensure the ICC World T20 2020 leave a lasting legacy in NSW. NSW and Sydney will host 14 matches across both the men and women’s tournament which are set to attract a global broadcast audience of over 1.5 billion.

Chief Executive Officer of the ICC World T20 2020 Local Organising Committee Nick Hockley said the fund will ensure that such impacts are starting well before the first ball is bowled in the tournament.

“I encourage councils and local cricket clubs to apply for projects which support participation in their region,” said Hockley.

Administered by NSW Government the fund aims to inspire the next generation of cricketers by improving the quality and quantity of community facilities and will help attract world-class cricket matches to regional NSW. Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres has encouraged cricket clubs and councils across the state to apply for the first round of funding to this three-year program.

The fund is split into three categories. Local clubs, associations and councils will be eligible for the following maximum funding contributions:

- Infrastructure with a maximum funding contribution of $250,000

- Female programs and resources with a maximum funding contribution of $50,000

- Hosting events in regional NSW with a maximum funding contribution of $100,000

Cricket NSW Chief Executive Officer Andrew Jones said the fund is an important initiative given the ever-increasing popularity of the sport across the state.

“With more girls and boys, women and men of all ages playing cricket across NSW than ever, the fund will both support this growth and leave a lifelong legacy for one of the biggest sporting events in the history of Australia,” Jones said.

Applications close on 13 July. For more information, including guidelines and how to apply, visit the Office of Sport website or contact your local Cricket NSW Development Manager.