Please note any club applicant who will be applying for project funding through the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund will need to ensure compliance with Australian Cricket’s Child Safety Framework. For further information regarding the Child Safety Framework, please click here or contact your local Cricket Manager.
Sporting Club Grants Program
The grants provide clubs with up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers and up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness. A COVID Recovery category is also being delivered that will provide up to $5,000 to help sports get back on their feet after the pandemic.
Applications to this program close on 18 March 2021 at 5pm.
The $22 million program has five funding categories including:
Better Indoor Stadiums
Female Friendly Facilities
Community Sports Lighting
Facilities for Active Seniors
Scoreboards and Fixed Infrastructure
The program closes on Monday 22 March, 2021 with successful applicants announced from June 2021.
Interested cricket clubs are advised to contact their local council to assist with the application process.
Note – this program is separate to the Victorian Government’s Community Cricket Program which closed on Monday 1 February. Cricket clubs (through their council) can apply for funding through this program but it must not be for the same project as they applied for through the Community Cricket Program.
Victorian Government Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme
Applications are now open for the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme.
The Scheme includes low-interest government-guaranteed loans from $500,000 to up to $10 million to councils, clubs, associations, educational institutions and facility managers to develop high-quality community sport and active recreation infrastructure.
For further information on the Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme go to sport.vic.gov.au
Emergency: Sporting and Recreational Equipment through Sport and Recreation Victoria
These grants provide assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage.
Funding is available up to $2,000 and applications can be made up to 3 months after the loss or damage.
You can read the program guidelines here. Or to find out more information about the Emergency: Sporting and Recreational Equipment grant and apply, see the Sport and Recreation Victoria website here.
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