Do you have a cricket team? Funding of $13.5 million available in the Community Cricket Program 

The applications for Community Cricket Program are going to close on 11 April 2022.

Victorian Government is going to provide grant funding of $13.5 million in its Community Cricket Program.

This is a state-wide competitive Victorian Government investment program that provides a range of grant opportunities.

It is underpinned by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions’ priorities to ensure the state’s economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

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Image source: Ros Spence, Minister for Community Sport – Vic Gov.

Ros Spence, Minister for Community Sport, says:

“The program provides grants towards cricket facilities including the upgrade or replacement of cricket nets and ageing clubrooms, wickets and more providing cricket clubs the opportunity to accommodate new players and teams and take the game to the next level.”

Key facility challenges identified for cricket in Victoria include:
• ground availability and capacity
• limited/lack of open space
• condition of training facilities
• female friendly and inclusive facility design
• loss of access to school sites
• playing field sizes
• winter/summer ‘seasonal creep’
• quality and use of Premier Cricket facilities.

Image source: United Tarneit Sports Club.

For specific details on the program, including the objectives of the fund, the number of applications that can be submitted, the grant amounts available and eligibility of applications please refer to the guidelines.

Local clubs and organisations can only seek access to support from the fund by submitting an Expression of Interest Form for Community Organisations (Word) directly to their local council or Alpine Resort Board.

LGAs/ARBs are required to discuss their project/s with their Sport and Recreation Victoria and Cricket
Victoria representatives before submitting their application/s to receive advice about developing projects that meet the program objectives.

The applications for Community Cricket Program is going to close on 11 April 2022.

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Successful applications of the 2022 Community Cricket Program – Community Cricket Facilities stream will be announced in June/July 2022.