Grants & Funding

Current Grant Opportunities

Active Grants

More information about each available grant can be found below

Grants Funding Available Applications Close
Sporting Club Grants Program Up to $5,000 18 March 2021 APPLY NOW
Local Sports Infrastructure Fund Total pool of $22 million 22 March 2021 APPLY NOW
Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund Up to $30,000 28 March 2021 APPLY NOW
Bushfire Recovery Grants for Community Facilities Up to $50,000 30 June 2022 APPLY NOW

Current Grant Opportunities

Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund – Now Open in Victoria

Cricket Victoria is now accepting applications for the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund for projects in Victoria.

Applications for the Minor and Major categories are open from Friday, 29th January 2021 until midnight on Sunday, 28th March 2021.

Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants – Minor – $1,000 – $10,000

Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants – Major – $10,001 – $30,000

Applicants should read the ACIF GUIDELINES carefully before applying.

Please contact your regional Cricket Manager for any enquiries.


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.


Local Sports Infrastructure Fund Grant Program.

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.


Bushfire Recovery Grants for Community Facilities

Bushfire Recovery Grants for Community Facilities have been established to support local organisations to improve community facilities in fire affected communities.

BRV will consider applications for projects that that help to bring communities together and support community recovery and resilience.


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

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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