Cricket network logo
Team Logo Team Logo Team Logo Team Logo Team Logo Team Logo


Information about Grants and Loans programs available to the NSW cricket community.

We’re committed to supporting you

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.

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.


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.

The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that grassroots cricketers benefit from hosting ICC T20 World Cup matches, with up to $6 million over three years to support the growth of cricket participation in NSW.

Applications to the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund are now closed. Assessments for the Fund have now commenced with outcomes expected mid-September. 


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.


Current Grants


Greater Sydney Sport Facilities Fund: Round 2

The Fund provides grants of $500,000 to $5 million to assist councils, State sport organisations, sports clubs and associations to fund new and upgraded sporting facilities.

Expressions of Interest for round two are due on 20 September 2019.

For more information click here

Stronger Country Communities Fund

Round Three of this fund will deliver crucial local infrastructure and programs to improve the quality of life of people living in regional NSW. Applications close 5pm Friday 27 September.

For more information 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 1 is now closed.

For more information click here


Stronger Communities Programme - Round 5

The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 151 federal electorates with up to $150,000 to fund small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant and viable communities. In consultation with their community, each Federal Member of Parliament must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant.

Applications close 10 October 2019, 5pm

For more information click here


Local Schools Community Fund

The Australian Government is providing $30.2 million in 2019–20 for the Local Schools Community Fund (the Fund), with up to $200,000 available for each federal electorate. The Fund will benefit students and assist schools to meet their priorities through the contribution of funding for small scale projects and their associated costs.

The Fund is open to all schools—government, Catholic and independent.

Schools can apply for funding for one project between $1,000 and $20,000. Funding requested can be for the total cost of the project, or part of the cost where the school contributes an amount.

Applications close 30 September 2019, 5pm.

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.


My Community Project

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!

My Community Project is now closed. Voting closed 15 July 2019. Outcomes to be determined

For more information click here


Youth Opportunity Program

Provides one-off, time-limited grants to fund new projects that enable young people to participate in community development activities. Closed 16 July 2019

For more information click here


Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World Community Grants

Sunsuper's community grants are here to assist your not-for-profit organisation or community group dreams of helping to create brighter futures for Australians or a more active community or support others to live better. Closes 13 Sept 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.