Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF)

Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF)

Grants - Open grants, National Grants

This program aims to provide funding for community cricket facility projects, with a focus on growing participation and promoting accessibility and inclusivity. It is a partnership between Cricket Australia and Territory Cricket Associations and the Australian Cricketers’ Association which is aimed at developing high quality facilities that provide a welcoming environment for all players, officials, volunteers and fans.

The objectives of the program are to:
– Improve the quantity, quality, innovation and consistency of cricket infrastructure across all levels of community cricket.
– Support the development of community cricket facilities that contribute to the delivery of Australian Cricket’s strategic priorities.
– Support cricket facility development in areas of demand, particularly areas of significant participation and population growth.
– Create inclusive and accessible environments for cricket participants and the broader community.
– Collaborate with all levels of government and funding partners to invest in strategic infrastructure priorities.

There are two categories of funding available:
– Minor grants: Between $1,000 and $10,000 (Up to 50% of the total project cost)
– Major grants: Between $10,001 and $50,000 (Up to 50% of the total project cost)

Applications for more than $50,000 will be considered on a case-by-case basis under the Strategic Cricket Infrastructure Funding category. In addition to aligning to the funding conditions, projects under this category will generally be multi-faceted and provide a broad regional benefit for cricket. Applicants are advised to contact the State Infrastructure Manager in their State or Territory to discuss any proposals for this category.

Applicants must submit their applications to their relevant State or Territory Cricket Association. The 2019-20 funding round dates are:
– Cricket New South Wales: Closed 17 November 2019
– Cricket Victoria: Opened 28 March and closed 22 April 2019
– Queensland Cricket: Closes 17 January 2020
– South Australian Cricket Association: Closes 24 February 2020
– Western Australian Cricket Association: Opened 1 October and closed 8 November 2019
– Cricket Tasmania: Closed 3 December 2018
– Northern Territory Cricket: TBA
– Australian Capital Territory Cricket: Closed 29 November 2019

A total funding pool of $4.6 million per annum is available.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include:
– Clubs
– Associations
– Councils
– Schools
– Facility managers
– Any other organisation with a role as a user or manager of a community cricket facility

Eligible Activities

Eligible projects include:
– Ovals, including pitches (turf and synthetic)
– Practice facilities
– Change facilities (players and umpires)
– Pavilions and clubrooms
– Amenities that support participation
– Lighting

Please refer to the Guidelines for the specific types of projects of each category.

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