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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.  

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.

2018-19 ACIF Round 2 is now closed. 

2019-20 ACIF Round 1 will open in the second half of 2019.

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. Please contact for further information.


Current Grants

My Community Project - watch the Webinar Info Session! 


My Community Project is all about local ideas, local projects and local decisions. Projects must align with one or more of the following program categories: Accessible, Cultural, Healthy, Liveable, Revitalising or Safe communities. Grants of between $20,000 and $200,000 are available and anyone can submit a proposal! Closes 15 May 2019.

For more information click here

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 10 May 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


Local Sporting Champions - REOPENED


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 30 June 2019. 

For more information