Grants & Funding

Cricket Victoria Community Grants Program

Previously known as the Club Capacity and Workforce Development Grants, the Community Cricket Grants Program is a joint initiative between Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia, with grants available to all Victorian based community cricket clubs and associations.

There are two different streams of funding clubs and associations can apply under.

Funding Stream One – Minor Facilities

  • Minor improvements to cricket facilities. For example, a synthetic pitch replacement or practice nets upgrades.

Funding Stream Two – Club & Association Capacity Building

  • Activities aimed at supporting cricket administrators, volunteers, coaches, umpires, volunteer boards, club development, association development projects and strategic planning.
  • Activities that support the increase of participation in club cricket, especially female and junior cricket.

Clubs and associations can apply for up to $5,000 total funding between both streams.

Cricket Victoria’s General Manager Community Cricket Rohan O’Neill said:

“The Community Cricket Grants Program is in place to support cricket club initiatives that focus on participation and their local community. Through this program, we’ve seen fantastic results over the last few years with the growth in participation of cricket for girls and women a highlight.

“We invite cricket clubs to submit their application as we thank them for their continued work across communities in Victoria.”

A beneficiary of last year’s funding program, Serpentine Cricket Club’s Wayne Wilson said:

“The grant we received last year helped the Serpentine Cricket Club re-form a team after ten years in recess, and provided funding to build a new synthetic wicket to play cricket on.

“This helped us to compete in the local cricket competition again and has also enabled younger members of our community to engage in sport across the summer months.”

Please read and review the Community Cricket Grants Guidelines for 2018-19 here prior to submitting your application.

For further information, please contact Cricket Victoria on 9085 4000.

Applications close 11:30pm, Sunday, 30 September 2018.

Click here to begin your application.

For more information please contact Club Development & Volunteer Officer Joshua Beaumont

Sport Australia – Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program

Applications are now open for local sporting clubs and local government to apply for Sport Australia’s Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program.

Cricket clubs can apply for funding to improve local community sporting infrastructure including capital projects of small to medium scale.

Applications close 14 September 2018.

The program offers three streams:
Stream 1 – Total eligible grant funding application up to $50,000
Stream 2 – Total eligible grant funding application between $50,001 and $200,000
Stream 3 – Total eligible grant funding application between 200,001 and $500,000

Cricket Victoria encourages any cricket clubs applying to:

  • Liaise with your local council and/or infrastructure landowner prior to applying and obtain consent and support for your project.
  • Read the guidelines carefully and ensure all attachments are prepared in advance prior to submitting your application. Your project should address the selection criteria outlined in Sport Australia’s guidelines.
  • Contact Annie Hateley at Cricket Victoria if you require a letter of support from Cricket Victoria.
  • Please provide plenty of notice to both Cricket Victoria and your local council if you are applying and require letters of support.

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VicHealth’s Active Club Grants are now Open

Help your local community club to get more Victorians active with VicHealth’s latest Active Club Grants! The grants have a focus on women’s sport and making getting active fun and accessible for all. VicHealth will be funding programs for women and girls and social or modified sport programs. If you’ve been looking to boost female participation in your club, or get more people involved in fun, flexible or less structured activities, this is the PERFECT opportunity to apply for funding! Grants of up to $3,000 and up to $10,000 are available.

Applications close at 4pm Friday 31 August.

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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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