A helping hand
National Community Facilities Funding Scheme
The National Community Facilities Funding Scheme (NCFFS) has been established by Cricket Australia to support the ongoing development of community cricket facilities across Australia. Given the direct and enduring impact that facilities have on cricket participation, Cricket Australia has identified the need to work collaboratively with funding partners to increase investment.
The NCFFS is administered in Victoria by Cricket Victoria who is a joint funding partner. The scheme is open to all clubs, associations, regions and Victorian Local Government Authorities (LGAs) in Victoria.
Please read the following guidelines carefully before applying.
Applicants must apply using Cricket Victoria's online Formsite application form, here. You will be required to set up a login to apply.
Applications close midnight Sunday 17 December 2017.
Cricket Victoria offer several grants programs on an annual basis including the Club Capacity and Workforce Develop Grants, and the National Community Facilities Funding Scheme.
To be notified when grants are open for application, you can subscribe to the club and association e-newsletter here.
The Victorian Government
The Victorian Government offer a range of grants that support community sport including minor facilities, major facilities, support for individual athletes, emergency equipment and more.
Victorian Government - Sporting Club Grants Program
Applications are now open for the Victorian Government's Sporting Club Grants Program.
Clubs and associations can apply under four categories:
- Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment
- Category 2: Skill Development
- Category 3: Club Operations Capacity
- Category 4: Aboriginal Participation
Grants range from $750 to $5000 under the four categories.
Round 1 applications close 19 July 2017.
Round 2 applications close 24 January 2018.
For further information, guidelines and to apply, please click here.
Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program
The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program provides Victorian sporting clubs with the opportunity to acquire an automated external defibrillator (also known as an 'AED') for their club or sports facility.
Successful applicants receive an 'Automated External Defibrillator Package'. The package includes a high-quality defibrillator, some basic training and a minimum of five years of essential maintenance. This package will be provided by a qualified contractor engaged by the Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information or to apply, please click here.