Cricket clubs across East Gippsland looking to upgrade their facilities or purchase new equipment can apply for two streams of funding from Cricket Australia.
Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull and current member of St Marys Nagle Cricket Team is encouraging local cricket clubs to consider submitting applications to both the Community Cricket Program and Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund.
The $13.5 million Community Cricket Program provides a range of grant opportunities across two funding streams:
- Community Cricket Facilities (closes 13 March 2020)
- Metropolitan Cricket and Community Centres (EOI closes 31 May 2020)
More information about the program can be found at www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-cricket-program.
Under the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund, clubs can apply for minor or major grants of up to $30,000 to assist with their grounds, pavilion upgrades and practice nets.
Applications for this fund close on 22 March 2020, with further information available at https://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/grants/
“These grants are a great revenue stream for local cricket clubs to target for upgrades and renovations that provide inclusive and accessible environments to play cricket.” said Mr Bull.
“Several of our local cricket facilities have been commandeered during the recent bushfire response this summer, so it would be fantastic to see significant investment injected back into these clubs and communities.
“This initiative strengthens grassroots cricket across Victoria, ensuring that country cricket clubs remain the lifeblood of their local communities.
“I encourage all local cricket clubs to consider lodging an application.”