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Applications open for third round of Community Cricket Grants

August 10, 2021
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Applications open for third round of Community Cricket Grants

Victorian Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence has announced applications are now open for the third round of the Victorian Government’s $13.5 million Community Cricket Program.

This round of the program delivers $1.4 million for clubs and councils to develop or redevelop local cricket infrastructure, from training nets through to female friendly and accessible change rooms.

Players at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve, Doug Dean Recreation Reserve in Delacombe and Linton Recreation Reserve are previous beneficiaries from grants for new nets made under the second round of the program.

Linton Cricket Club President Kirk McDonald said “The Linton Cricket Club eagerly await construction of the new training facility which will support current and future cricketers moving forward.”

The program has also stumped up a new three lane cricket net training facility at AJ Freeman Reserve in Paynesville, refurbished cricket nets at JK Grant Reserve in Altona to include six synthetic cricket pitches and repair works on the oval at St Leonards Lake Reserve in St Leonards.

By helping clubs modernise their facilities, communities have the opportunity to cater for even more people keen to get involved in sports like cricket.

The Community Cricket Program is part of the Government’s investment of more than $1.1 billion in community sport and active recreation infrastructure since 2014.

Since 2019, the Community Cricket Program has invested more than $2.8 million in 30 cricket infrastructure projects across Victoria.

For more information about the program, visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding

Interim CEO of Cricket Victoria Nick Cummins said “Cricket is part of the fabric of the Victorian community and these projects will inspire even more locals to pick up a bat and ball and join their local club.”

“We thank the Government for its ongoing support for grassroots cricket facilities across the state.”

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