A helping hand
Please sign up to Cricket Victoria's club and association e-newsletter if you would like to be notified of up-coming grants.
The following grants are now open to enter:
Cricket Victoria Strategic Grants Fund 2013-14
Cricket Victoria's Strategic Grants Fund is now open.
Clubs can apply for projects that are in line with the Strategy for Victorian Cricket 2012-15.
This document can be downloaded here or please call Cricket Victoria reception on 03 9653 1100 to request a copy to be posted or emailed.
Applicants should read the guidelines carefully to ensure eligibility and that all required documentation is attached to the application.
Applications close STRICTLY at 5:00pm, Sunday 30 March 2014. Under no circumstances will late applications be accepted.
Applications can only be made by the online application form on in hard copy. Emailed and faxed applications will not be accepted.
Hard copy applications must be submitted on the application form and posted with all the attached documents in one application. Separated applications and documents will not be accepted.
Online applications must be submitted with all of the required attachments and documents including a signed and scanned application form. Online applications cannot be saved and must be submitted all at once. Please read the application form and prepare required documentation prior to completing an online submission.
Hard copy application form
Signed declaration for online submissions
Online application form
VicHealth Active Club Grants - Applications close Thursday, 5 December 2013
The VicHealth Active club grants can assist cricket clubs with growing participation and community connectedness. Applications should demonstrate projects that encounter financial barriers to participation, programs that address mental and physical health and injury prevention programs. Some examples may include, seeking grants for first aid, implementing sun smart practices, adopting hydration and healthy eating programs or developing cricket participation programs to include people from your local community living in disadvantage.
For the guidelines and application process, visit the VicHealth Grants webpage.
Cricket Victoria General Facilities Grant - CLOSED
The General Facilities Grant is now closed. This is an annual Cricket Victoria grants program which is usually opened in June/July, closes in late August and awards payments in September/October.
City of Ballarat - Community Grants
The Community Impact Grant Program 2012-13 is now open for applications all year round. Not for profit organisations such as community cricket clubs can apply for funding for projects such as:
- Community events that highlight their organisation or promote what they do in the community
- Upgrade or improve facilities or equipment (guidelines apply)
- Improve skills or provide training opportunities for club members
For more information please click here
Cricket Victoria Strategic Grants Fund 2012-13
$140,000 was handed out to grassroots clubs, associations and regions in the 2012-13 CV Strategic Grants. Recipients off the 2012-13 grants program can be found here
Australia Post Community Grants
Funding of one-off cash grant payments between $1,000 and $25,000 is available for community projects or initiatives, based on how strongly they meet the theme of 'inclusion' and support disadvantaged audience groups within Australia.
For more information, please visit:
Community Facility Funding Program - Department of Planning & Community Development
The Community Facility Funding Program helps provide high quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria by encouraging:
- Increased sport and recreation participation
- Increased access to sport and recreation opportunities
- Better planning of sport and recreation facilities
- Innovative sport and recreation facilities
- Environmentally sustainable facilities
- Universally designed facilities
Cricket clubs seeking funds for minor or major facilities upgrades must liaise with their local council to submit an expression of interest for funding.
More information can be found here
To view more grants from the Department of Planning & Community Development, please click here
Country Action Grants Scheme
The Country Action Grant Scheme provides grants of up to $5,000 to improve the operational capacity and accessibility of community sport and recreation organisations in rural and regional Victoria and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers.
Visit dpcd.vic.gov.au/country-action-grant-scheme for more information.
Local Sporting Champions - Australian Sports Commission
Local sporting champions assists young sports people playing representative sport in state or national championships affiliated with Cricket Victoria or Cricket Australia.
Grants of $500 for individuals or $3,000 for teams are available.
For more information, visit the Australian Sports Commission website below.
VicTalent - Sport and Recreation Victoria
VicTalent provides a $500 travel assistance grant to community sport and recreation organisations in rural and regional Victoria to assist athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition.
For more information visit dpcd.vic.gov.au/victalent
Brimbank Community Grants Program 2013-14
Brimbank Community grants are available to not-for-profit community groups and organisations, to deliver projects that support and improve community health and wellbeing and life-long learning.
Grants are offered in four categories:
- Community strengthening (up to $10,000)
- Establishment of new groups (up to $2,000)
- Festival and event support (up to $10,000) and
- Sport and recreation and youth grants (up to $5,000)
Applications open Monday, June 3 and close Friday, July 26, 2013.
For guidelines, applications and information sessions, visit brimbank.vic.gov.au/grants
Other Grant Programs
TRAINING & EDUCATION
Sports Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women
Training and Education grants and scholarships are currently available for women in administration, coaching, officiating, media and governance. Visit this website for more information: ausport.gov.au/women
Sporting Uniforms Grant
Local sporting clubs can access up to $1,000 for the purchase of essential uniform clothing and footwear.
Funded by the Victorian Government, clubs can download applications from here or request an application form by calling 1300 366 356.
Round 1 applications close August 29, 2013.
Round 2 applications close February 4, 2014.
Drought Relief and Synthetic Surfaces Grants
Grants of up to $100,000 and $300,000 is available for drought response and synthetic surface facilities for cricket clubs.
Clubs must apply to their local council.
Eligible projects include, replacing turf with synthetic surfaces, provision of recycled water to sports fields, development and use of alternative water sources and/or water run-off harvesting and storage initiatives.
SRV Country Action Grants Scheme
Up to $5,000 is available for grassroots sport and recreation clubs in regional or rural Victoria for projects which;
- Help organisations operate more effectively;
- Fund for attendance at relevant training course;
- Help provide more accessible sport; and
- Active recreational activities for local members
SRV Emergency Facility & Equipment Replacement Fund
Aims to assist local clubs who have had destroyed essential sporting/first aid equipment due to fire, theft or flood.