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Information about Grants and Loans 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.

Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF) – Applications are now open.

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

The ACIF will contribute more than $4.6 million per annum into community facility projects, representing Cricket’s largest ever commitment to infrastructure funding.

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.

Applications are now open and close midnight Sunday 18th November.

To apply to the ACIF, click here.

For ACIF Guidelines, click here.

For ACIF Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

For assistance with cricket facility specifications, please refer to Cricket Australia’s Community Cricket Facility Guidelines.

Should you wish to enquire about the ACIF, external grants or to discuss your cricket project, please contact

Sport NSW – Grants Schedule Summary

Sport NSW monitors these available grants with the view to sharing the information with our member State Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Organisations with a Disability and Local Councils. Grant information and updates are a regular feature of the fortnightly Blues eNews newsletter, however the full summary of all grants available throughout the year can be downloaded, click here.

Current Grants 

Stronger Communities Programme Round 4 

The Stronger Communities Programme (the program) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Australia. Round 4 of the program will provide $150,000 to each of the 150 federal electorates to fund small capital projects. Round 4 applications close on 11 October 2018. 

For more information click here

Office of Responsible Gambling - Infrastructure Grants

The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fitout of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that enhance facilities used to shelter communities and provide emergency services.

September 2018 Round

Opens – Monday, 3 September 2018

Closes – Monday, 24 September 2018

October 2018 Round

Opens – Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Closes – Monday, 22 October 2018

For more information click here.

Move it Aus – Better Ageing Grants Program

Aims to increase levels of physical activity of Australians aged 65+, particularly those least active, to improve their overall health and wellbeing. Ideal projects aim to get inactive older Australians more active!

Applicants can receive grants ranging up to $2m (over a two year period) to implement new, local, community-based activities.

Applications are open and close 5pm on 31 October 2018.

For more information click here.

Jetstar Flying Start 

Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, across Australia, to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. Entries are ongoing.  

For more information click here  

Grant Writing – Top Tips

So, you’re thinking about applying for a grant, great!  Here are some handy tips to help you get started with your application.

(See document attached)

Australian First Aid - Special Offers for Cricket Clubs

Australian First Aid (AFA) has partnered with Cricket NSW to become our Official First Aid and First Aid Equipment Partner. Cricket clubs throughout NSW can also benefit from this new partnership as AFA is pleased to offer all clubs special deals on medical equipment to help make your club safer. 

AFA also offer a dedicated cricket First Aid course that some clubs may be interested in running for their volunteers to help deal with any injuries or incidents on or off the field. 

To find out more email Australian First Aid

Australian Sports Foundation - Sport Incentive Program 

The ASF continues to build awareness in the sports sector of the importance of partnerships involving sport, business and the broader community. 

Through contact with sporting clubs, associations, national bodies and schools, and through establishing links with local government and community bodies, it has worked to promote understanding of the benefits of its tax deductible services and to develop a 'self-determinant' culture within organisations. 

Click here for more information.

Local Sporting Champions - Australian Sports Commission

Local Sporting Champions assists young sports people playing representative sport in state or national championships affiliated with Cricket NSW or Cricket Australia.

Grants of $500 for individuals or $3,000 for teams are available.

Click here for more information.