Cricket NSW is delighted to announce that round one of the 2020/21 Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF) is now open and will close at midnight on Monday 19 October 2020.

Applications opened at 9am on Monday 14 September.

The ACIF provides funding for community cricket facility projects, with a focus on growing participation and promoting accessibility and inclusivity.

The ACIF is open to all clubs, associations, schools, councils and cricket facility managers acknowledging the important role that these partners play in providing facilities for community cricket across Australia.

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.

In order to be eligible for ACIF funding, and in line with the 2020/21 ACIF Guidelines, applicants must amongst other things demonstrate:

- Tenant Club/Association is compliant with, or at a minimum, completed Step 1 of Australian Cricket’s Child Safety Framework.

- Junior format crease markings/identifiers are included within any proposed pitch upgrades, replacement and/or installation on ovals and/or training net design.

- The scope of works complies with Cricket Australia’s Community Cricket Facility Guidelines

Cricket NSW staff are here to support all community cricket stakeholders and we encourage those interested in applying to contact their local Cricket NSW Community Cricket Manager or Community Facilities Coordinator, Lauren Coates at lauren.coates@cricketnsw.com.au.  

Please make sure you have read the 2020/21 ACIF Guidelines.

To apply to the 2020/21 Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund, click here.