Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund

Queensland Cricket is investing strategically in community cricket facility projects more than ever before, via the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF) and the additional support from the Grassroots Cricket Fund (GCF) from the Australian Cricketers’ Association.

Through the ACIF and the GCF, Queensland Cricket, and Cricket Australia provide clubs, associations, schools, councils, and other cricket facility managers with the opportunity to apply for seed funding for cricket facility projects that are prioritised under the Queensland Cricket Infrastructure Strategy 2023-2028.

Full funding guidelines for the ACIF (including the Grassroots Cricket Fund infrastructure contribution) are available in the online application form.


  • Opening 19th February
  • Closing 28th March 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The 2023-24 season ACIF for Queensland provides funding in the following categories:

    Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants – Minor = $1,000 - $15,000

    • Project examples: Pitches, practice facility refurbishment, minor change facility/pavilion refurbishment, supporting infrastructure (e.g. shade/shelter)

    • Seed funding up to 50% of the total project cost (with lower % favourably viewed) 


    Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants – Major = $15,001 - $40,000

    • Project examples: New practice facilities, significant oval upgrades, sports lighting, change facility/pavilion upgrades, major refurbishments.

    • Seed funding up to 50% of the total project cost (with lower % favourably viewed) 


    Strategic Cricket Infrastructure Grants = $40,001 +

    • Strategic projects are set out in the Queensland Cricket Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2028.
  • There is a formal online application process for each ACIF ‘round’. Simply follow the links for the Major or Minor application in the tabs below.

    You are encouraged to click on the collaborative draft function in Submittable application form to allow QC staff to view your application, and possible assist you with the details of your application.

  • Queensland cricket projects prioritised under the Queensland Cricket Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2028 will also be prioritised for ACIF seed funding.

    All projects plans for applications to the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund must be compliant with Cricket Australia’s Community Cricket Facility Guidelines. 

    QCIS strategic priorities and projects will be updated regularly. ACIF-funded projects in Queensland are typically focused on one or more of the following QCIS objectives:

    • Activating existing infrastructure to increase participation
    • Creating Flexible and Inclusive cricket environments,
    • Increasing facility Sustainability and/or Capacity,
    • Improving cricket infrastructure Quality, and/or
    • Supporting, strengthening and connecting Talent Pathways.

    Typical projects include the construction or upgrade/refurbishment of cricket pitches, ovals, practice facilities, change rooms, pavilions and other supporting infrastructure for cricket with a growing focus on the development and improvement of sports lighting.

  • Queensland clubs, associations, councils, schools, facility managers or any other organisation with a role as a tenant, owner, user or manager of a community cricket facility.

  • The ACIF doesn’t support:

    • Sporting equipment e.g. temporary nets, stumps, turf pitch covers
    • Field of play fencing
    • Sight screens
    • Temporary facilities e.g. temporary shade, temporary storage
    • Projects that have already commenced construction***
    • Routine maintenance works and/or maintenance equipment e.g. rollers, mowers
    • Facilities that have been previously funded (unless delivering a new facility
    • Component/separate stage of works
    • Projects where works have been covered by insurance
    • Facilities with no/limited public use
    • Projects unable to demonstrate how they will support the overall growth of community cricket
  • You are advised to closely check your project meets guidelines before applying. 

    Funding guidelines for the ACIF are available here

    If your project appears to be ineligible, please make contact with your local Cricket Manager to discuss how Queensland Cricket may be able to assist you to develop your project or to access other funding opportunities.

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