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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)

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.

Round 2 of the 2018-19 ACIF will open 9am Monday 25 February and close midnight on Sunday 31st March.

For link to ACIF application form, please click here.

ACIF | Grassroots Cricket Fund (GCF)

The Grassroots Cricket Fund, a partnership through which Australian cricketers will contribute funding towards community cricket projects, will also contribute an additional $1 million to the ACIF during 2019.

Round 2 of the 2018-19 ACIF will open 9am Monday 25 February and close midnight on Sunday 31st March.

Further information on the Grassroots Cricket Fund is available at

For ACIF Guidelines, please click here.


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.

Subject to available funding, applications are open year-round and by invitation only.  Interest applicants must initially discuss their project with their local Cricket NSW Development Manager to determine whether the project is 1) eligible for funding, and 2) ready to be submitted for consideration.

For more information on the ACIF Strategic Cricket Infrastructure category, click here.

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 

Homeworld Helpers Grant – Applications now open

Thanks to the Sydney Thunders Major Partner HomeWorld, the Thunder Foundation is offering cricket clubs across the Thunder Nation the opportunity to apply for the latest round of HomeWorld Helpers Grants.

HomeWorld is committed to supporting the development and building of cricket in Australia and is partnering with the Thunder Foundation to give clubs the chance to receive a one-off donation of up to $2,000. These donations will provide local clubs with much-needed financial assistance to foster home-grown talent where it all begins.

Grants of up to $2,000 are available. To apply click here.

Applications close Wednesday 19th December 2018 (5.00pm AEDT).

Please contact Sydney Thunder with any questions.

Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program

Provides NSW sports clubs the opportunity to acquire an automated external defibrillator (AED) package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost. Up to 50% of the AED package to the maximum amount determine by the zone of the applicant. Closes 6 May 2019. 

For more information click here

Multicultural NSW - Celebration Grants (PROJECTS)

Multicultural NSW - Celebration Grants (EVENTS) will open 21 January 2019

To assist non-profit community organisations and Local Councils in providing programs, events and festivals that celebrate cultural diversity in NSW. Applications close 14 December 2018 for projects held between March 2019-February 2020.

For more information click here

Regional Growth - Environment and Tourism Fund

Stream two is now open to increase tourist visitation by investing in regional environment and tourism infrastructure, particularly focusing on assets that will grow and further diversify NSW regional economies. Up to $50 million for projects from eligible applicants who were unsuccessful at EOI stage during Round One. Closes midnight on Friday 11 January 2019.

For more information click here

Flagship Event Fund

Supports events held in Regional NSW that have been running for more than two years and offers grants specifically to support marketing activities aimed at increasing visibility and attracting visitation to the event from outside its local area. Event must have its third or more event between July – December 2019. Application closes midnight (Sydney time) on Sunday, 13 January 2019.

For more information click here

Local Sporting Champions

Provides $500 financial assistance to young sportsmen and women aged 12-18, that can be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at state, national or international championships. Closes 28 February 2019.

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  

Website Build and Match Fund Grant

This program is to help charities organisations to establish or redevelop its website, with the aim of boosting digital presence and maximising fundraising efforts. Funding is available for 100% of the strategy, design, build and launch for a new feature-rich website, delivered by – and first $1,000 raised through new website will be matched.

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.