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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 (previously known as the National Community Facility Funding Scheme)

The Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF) is currently under review with applications now expected to open in August 2018.   

The ACIF is designed to assist clubs and associations, schools and local councils enhance the quality, availability and standard of their cricket facilities. 

The ACIF primary objective is to support projects that aim to directly increase cricket participation in New South Wales. Guidelines and timing on the ACIF will soon be released.

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

Women Leader in Sport (WLIS)

Aims to provide women with development opportunities to reach their leadership potential in the sports industry across workshops and through grants. Applications close 5th September, 5.00pm.

For more information click here.

Local Sport Grant Program 

Aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation, address barriers to participation and assist sport clubs provide quality service to their members, through four project types; Sport development, Community sports events, Sport access, and Facility development.  Applications close: 24 August 2018.  

For more information click here

Greater Sydney Sports Facilities Fund 

The Greater Sydney Sports Facilities Fund aims to create spaces and places that enable communities to participate in sport at all levels. The fund will invest in new and existing facilities to improve the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure across Greater Sydney.  Expressions of Interest for the first round will close on 31 August 2018.  

For more information click here

Holden Home Ground Advantage

The Holden Home Ground Advantage program is providing grants to sporting clubs who embrace and promote the participation of girls. There is funding available for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms or equipment to enable more girls to get involved. This provides a great opportunity to potentially source funds for co-contributions to the T20 Legacy Fund ‘Female Program and Resources’ category. Applications close 31 August 2018.

For more information click here

Community Sport Infrastructure

Supporting small to medium scale projects up to $500,000 to improve local community sport infrastructure which will support greater community participation in sport and physical activity and/or offer safer and more inclusive community sporting hubs. 

Applications close 14 September.

For more information click here.

Community Development Grants Programme

The Australian Government funded Programme aims to support infrastructure that promotes stable, secure and viable local and regional economies. It is not a competitive grants programme – the Australian Government selects projects to be invited to submit a request for information. Projects range in value from $2,000 to $35 million. Applications are ongoing.

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 

Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program 

Initiative to provide NSW sports clubs the opportunity to acquire an automated external defibrillator (AED) package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost. Applications close 14 September.

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.