Information about Grants and Loans programs available to the NSW cricket community.
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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.
2019-20 ACIF Round 1 is closed.
2019-20 ACIF Round 2 – On Hold.
For more information, please see 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.
Further information on the Grassroots Cricket Fund is available at
Further information on the Grassroots Cricket Fund can be found on the MyCricket website.
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.
NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund – Closed for 2019
The NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund (‘the Fund’) is an initiative established by the NSW Government to be administered in the lead up to the ICC T20 World Cup tournament in 2020.Round 2 is now closed. The full list of successful applicants can be found 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 here.
Sports Recovery Grant – Australian Sports Foundation
The Sports Recovery grants will be focusing on the organisations and community members who have been affected by the recent bushfires, floods and drought and require assistance to resume playing sport in their community.
Community groups can apply for up to $20,000 and priority will be given to applications that are volunteer run. Grants can be used for;
• Replacing lost or damaged sporting equipment;
• Replacing lost or damaged uniforms;
• Replacing lost or damaged small infrastructure items such as canteen equipment, mowers, rollers etc.;
• Providing fee relief or other financial support to members who have suffered loss or damage to property, home or businesses.
Items referred to must have been damaged or destroyed in the 2019-20 Australian bushfires or other natural disasters, restricting access to sport.
Applications open Monday 6 April 2020, 9am & will close Friday 8 May 2020, 5pm.
For more information & applications please click here.
Local Sport Grant Program
The Local Sport Grant Program aims to increase regular and ongoing participation opportunities in sport and active recreation in NSW. Sport and active recreation is important, contributing significantly to our health, economy, social wellbeing and the liveability of our cities and communities.
The Local Sports Grant funding is available across all electorates in NSW.
Local Sport Grant program is currently closed.
For more information please click here.
Infrastructure Grants (previously ClubGRANTS Category 3)
The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of infrastructure. Funding is available for arts and cultural infrastructure, sport and recreation infrastructure and projects that assist communities with essential infrastructure and disaster readiness.
Infrastructure Grants are made possible through the NSW Government’s ClubGRANTS Category 3 Fund, which reinvests a contribution from the state’s registered clubs gaming machine profits back into community projects.
For 2019/20, three grant rounds are available.
The rounds will open on 5 August 2019, 18 November 2019 and 16 March 2020.
Round 3 is now closed.
For more information click here
Local Sport Defibrillator Grant
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program allocates $4 million over four years to assist sporting clubs across NSW in the purchase and maintenance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Sporting organisations and councils will be able to choose from a panel of approved AED Panel Service Providers and a variety of AED packaged services with the level of customer service that meets their needs.
Applicants can receive between $1,250 & $1,900 in funding. For more information, please click here.
Applications close 8 April 2020, 5pm.
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 Joyful.org – and first $1,000 raised through new website will be matched.