Grassroots Cricket Fund
Date of Event North Metro Cricket Association: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:45PM






Could you please let your clubs know that the Cricket Australia and ACA Grassroots Cricket Fund opens on Wednesday 2nd September. Funds are limited so  its “First In. Best Dressed” for this fund.


CA have made it easier for clubs to apply, will only take 2 minutes online, link to be sent later in the week. We want all our clubs to apply for funding, this can help them with COVID expenses that will occur such as COVID specific cleaning products, signage, extra equipment that might need to be purchased this season.


To qualify clubs need to be:

  • affiliated with Cricket Australia or Cricket Victoria.
  • Incorporated body
  • Have satisfactorily met reporting requirements on any grants previously received from GCF
  • Community Grassroots Club (Premier Clubs, Associations, Schools are not eligible)


Grants will be prioritised towards clubs that have:

  • Woolworths Cricket Blast Programs-activated a Junior or Master Blast program
  • Clubs that have junior girls teams(registered a junior girls team on Mycricket)
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People Framework-(adopted and endorsed the framework).


If as a club they can demonstrate-

  • One of the above they will be eligible for $1000
  • Two of the above they will be eligible for $1500
  • Three of the above they will be eligible for $2000


Items that can be purchased are:

  • Costs for COVID-19 equipment- such as signage, cleaning costs and hygiene stations.
  • Equipment for individuals eg helmets, pads, gloves, thigh guards, boxes, bats.
  • Competition and training equipment eg uniforms, stumps, balls, cones
  • Maintenance equipment- mowers, rollers, sprinklers.
  • Portable infrastructure- covers, temporary nets
  • Club equipment-Temporary shade, BBQ’s, whitegoods
  • Other items that support community and club.


Application Process:

  • Easy online process
  • no need to submit quotes
  • acquittal by 31st Jan 2021
  • Banking details to be supplied, will need screen shot of Bank account and club detail.


We really believe this funding will help clubs in this tough season but need to be proactive and apply asap from Wednesday 2nd September 2020 to receive these funds!




Sharon Lynas 
Club Officer East Metro

Last updated: Friday August 28, 2020 8:47PM
Author: Neil Riley