Grants & Funding

Cricket is investing more into community cricket facility projects than ever before via the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF).

Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia are partnering to provide clubs, association, schools, councils and cricket facility managers with the opportunity to apply for funding for cricket facility projects.

The ACIF offers three categories for funding:

  • Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants – Minor: $1,000 – $10,000
  • Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants – Major: $10,001 – $50,000
  • Strategic Infrastructure Grant: $50,000+

Applications for more than $50,000 for multi-faceted / regionally significant projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applications must be submitted on the online application form with all required attachments.

Please read the ACIF guidelinescarefully before applying. Applications will be open from Monday 4 February 2019 and close on Sunday 31 March 2019.



  1. Who can apply to the ACIF?  Clubs, associations, councils, schools, facility managers or any other organisation with a role as a user or manager of a community cricket facility.
  2. How can I apply for funding from the ACIF? Applications are submitted via an online form on the Cricket Victoria website, under Support/Clubs Associations/Grants and Funding.
  3. What types of projects receive funding from the ACIF?  Projects must be focused on growing cricket participation and/or providing welcoming and inclusive environments for all participants. Typical projects include the construction or refurbishment of pitches, ovals, practice facilities, change rooms, pavilions and supporting infrastructure.
  4. Are there projects that the ACIF doesn’t support?  The ACIF doesn’t support
    1. Projects that have already commenced,
    2. Sporting equipment (eg. stumps, balls),
    3. Routine maintenance or maintenance equipment,
    4. Temporary facilities,
    5. Projects not focused on community cricket,
    6. Projects that can be covered by insurance,
    7. Previously funded facilities (unless a new facility component), and
    8. Facilities with no/limited public access.
  • What if my project doesn’t meet the funding guidelines?  Please make contact with your relevant Adam Renfrey, State Infrastructure Manager to discuss how we may be able to assist you to develop your project or seek other funding opportunities.
  • How much funding can I apply for?  The ACIF has three categories relating to the amount of the funding request:
  • Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants – Minor: $1,000 – $10,000
  • Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants – Major: $10,001 – $50,000

Strategic Infrastructure Grants: Applications for more than $50,000 for multi-faceted / regionally significant projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should contact Adam Renfrey at Cricket Victoria

All projects submitted to the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund must be compliant with the Community Cricket Facility Guidelines.

You can read a sample application form here.

Sporting Club Grants Program

Funded by the Victorian Government, the program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers.

Clubs can receive up to $5,000 through the program, depending on the funding category.

Applications close 3 February 2019.


My Sport Live Anytime Fitness Club Grants

Thanks to My Sport Live and Anytime Fitness, a new funding program has been created allowing clubs to be able to stream one of their sporting events for free. The program allows clubs to tap into a fund of $30,000 for the streaming and promotion of selected events.

Any sporting club across Victoria that is affiliated to a Victorian State Sporting Association (SSA) is invited to apply for the grant.

Only clubs affiliated to SSA’s that are recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria will be eligible to receive funding.


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.

SportAus – Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

Applications close 28 February 2019.


Cricket Victoria Community Grants Program

This grants program is currently closed. To be notified of grants for cricket clubs, please sign up to our Club / Association e-newsletter.


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