Cricket clubs and councils in NSW are encouraged to apply for grants to improve cricket facilities, increase female participation, and enable regional towns and cities to host elite cricket tournaments.

The NSW Government is committing $6 million over the next three years to support the growth of cricket participation in NSW.

Funding is available for:

  • Infrastructure – The fund can be used to upgrade or create new wickets, ovals, amenities or facilities. Grants from $15,000 to $250,000 are available and may support up to 50 percent of the net project costs.  
  • Programs and resources to grow female participation – The fund can be used to facilitate programs or purchase equipment aligned to growing female participation. Grants from $5000 to $50,000 are available and may support up to 50 percent of the net project costs.  
  • Regional events – The fund can be used to assist regional councils to secure and deliver elite cricket tournaments. Grants from $20,000 to $100,000 are available and may support up to 50 percent of the net project costs.  

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said the fund will help to improve the quality and quantity of community facilities, as well as attract world-class cricket matches to regional NSW.

“The NSW Government is leading the way in its support of women’s sport in Australia and this fund will also improve participation pathways for female cricketers,” Mr Ayres said.

“We’re set to host more matches than any other host city for the ICC World T20 in 2020 which will generate more than $46 million in interstate and international visitor expenditure.”

Funding applications close on Friday, July 13, 2018.