The hugely successful Growing Cricket for Girls (GCG) Fund was established by Cricket Australia, in partnership with the Commonwealth Bank, to support the growth and development of girl’s competitions at community cricket level across Australia. The GCG fund is seed funding designed to fast track the establishment of new opportunities for girls to play cricket. Making cricket the sport of choice for girls and providing a clear playing pathway is essential to growing sustainable female participation in community and school based competitions and ongoing club membership. The fund directly supports community cricket associations, school sporting associations, cricket clubs and secondary schools across the country to develop new girls’ competitions, grow established competitions and support girls’ teams. This supports the whole of pathway approach, building the base and aligning talent.
As we approached the midpoint of the four year Growing Cricket for Girls initiative, we undertook a review process. Feedback was gathered from funding recipients from the last two years, as well as Australian Cricket staff from across the country and covered a broad range of topics. The feedback has led to changes to the funding guidelines, as well as the application process. As a result, we have reduced the administrative burden on funding recipients and focused on the support and strategic development of competitions and teams.
In 2017/18 season, 137 Clubs and Associations we’re awarded funding to develop Girls Cricket within their region. An example of a successful application is Ballarat Cricket Association. Take a look at the great outcomes that were achieved in the video.
Guidelines for applications can be found in the related documents.
Applications are required to be submitted by 31 July.
In 2017–18, VicHealth’s Active Club Grants will provide funding to increase the opportunities Victorians have to participate in community sport clubs.
The funding will prioritise two outcome areas:
Focus area 1: Female participation
Focus area 2: Participation in social and modified forms of sport
VicHealth is inviting Victoria’s community sporting clubs to address these factors by either creating new sport opportunities or by implementing, within your own club, an existing program created by a State or National sporting organisation.
Applications are now closed.
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