A helping hand
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The following grants are now open to enter:
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
Cricket Victoria General Facilities Grant
Scheduled to open in July 2013 (subject to annual budget approval)
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
Our Club Our Future - Sporting Uniform Grants Program (Funding Round Two)
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 grants.dpcd.vic.gov.au or request an application form by calling 1300 366 356.
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.