Grants & Funding

Growing Cricket For Girls Funding – NOW OPEN

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.

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Defibrillators for sporting clubs and facilities program through Sport and Recreation Victoria

The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program provides Victorian sporting clubs with the opportunity to acquire an automated external defibrillator (also known as an ‘AED’) for their club or sports facility.

Successful applicants receive a package including a high quality defibrillator, some basic training and six years of essential maintenance.

Applications close on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

You can read about the program guidelines here. Or to find out more about the Defibrillators for sporting clubs and facilities program and apply, see the Sport and Recreation Victoria website here.

Sporting Club Grants Program through Sport and Recreation Victoria

The Sporting Club Grants Program, funded by the Victorian Government, provides grants to help with the purchase of uniforms, equipment, help increase the capacity and accessibility of sporting clubs and increase the skills of coaches, officials and managers. Funding categories are classified into four areas.

  • Uniforms and Equipment – Grants up to $1,000 are available
  • Skill Development – Grants up to $2,000 are available
  • Club Operational Capacity – Grants up to $5,000 to are available
  • Aboriginal Participation – Grants of up to $2,000 are available for skills development training, up to $1,000 for uniforms and equipment, and up to $750 for travel.

Applications close on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

You can read the program guidelines here. Or to find out more about the Sporting Club Grants Program and apply, see the Sport and Recreation Victoria website here.

Community Sports Infrastructure Fund through Sport and Recreation Victoria

The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that helps provide high quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria by encouraging:

  • Increased sport and recreation participation for all Victorians
  • Increased female and junior participation
  • Increased access to sport and recreation opportunities
  • Better planning of sport and recreation facilities
  • Increase integrated school and community sport and active recreation infrastructure
  • Innovative sport and recreation facilities
  • Environmentally sustainable facilities
  • Universally designed facilities.

Only local councils are able to apply through Sport and Recreation Victoria for the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. Local clubs and community organisations are encouraged to contact their local council to discuss potential projects. As a guide clubs and community organisations can review the Expression of Interest Form for Community Organisations.

Applications close on Monday 25 June 2018.

You can read the program guidelines here. Or to find out more about the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, see the Sport and Recreation Victoria website here.

2018-19 Female Friendly Facilities Fund through Sport and Recreation Victoria

The Female Friendly Facilities Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that assists local clubs and organisations to develop grounds, pavilions, courts and lighting to enable more women and girls to participate in sport and active recreation.

Only local councils are able to apply through Sport and Recreation Victoria for the 2018-19 Female Friendly Facilities Fund. Clubs and community organisations are encouraged to contact their local council to discuss potential projects focused on the development of facilities to enable more women and girls to participate in sport. As a guide clubs and community organisations can review the Expression of Interest Form for Community Organisations (Word).

Applications close on 23 July 2018.

You can read the program guidelines here. Or to find out more about the 2018-19 Female Friendly Facilities Fund, see the Sport and Recreation Victoria website here.

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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