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Funding and Support

Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund


Cricket is investing more into strategic community cricket facility projects than ever before via the ACIF.

Queensland Cricket and Cricket Australia are partnering to provide clubs, associations, schools, councils and other cricket facility managers with the opportunity to apply for funding for cricket facility projects that are prioritised under the Queensland Cricket Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2028

Full funding guidelines for the ACIF are available here

Please note that all projects submitted to the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund must be compliant with Cricket Australia’s Community Cricket Facility Guidelines.

Key dates
- 2018-19 season applications open 13 November 2018
- 2018-19 season applications close 28 February 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can apply to the ACIF?
Queensland clubs, associations, councils, schools, facility managers or any other organisation with a role as a user or manager of a community cricket facility.

2. How can I apply for funding from the ACIF? 
A formal online application process is now in place. Organisations seeking funding from the ACIF can apply here

3. What types of projects receive funding from the ACIF?
Queensland cricket projects prioritised under the Queensland Cricket Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2028 will also be prioritised under the ACIF.

Strategic priorities will be updated regularly. All ACIF-funded projects must be focused on growing cricket participation and/or providing welcoming and inclusive environments for all participants. Typical projects include the construction or refurbishment of pitches, ovals, practice facilities, change rooms, pavilions and other supporting infrastructure for cricket.

4. Are there projects that the ACIF doesn't support?
The ACIF doesn’t support

- Projects that have already commenced
- S
porting equipment (eg. stumps, balls)
- Routine maintenance or maintenance equipment
- Temporary facilities
- Projects not focused on club and community cricket
- Projects that can be covered by insurance
- Previously funded facilities (unless a new facility component or stage), and
- Facilities with no/limited public access.

5. What if my project doesn't meet the funding guidelines?
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 Queensland State Infrastructure Manager, Paul Leven (paul.leven@cricket.com.au) to discuss how Queensland Cricket may be able to assist you to develop your project or to access other funding opportunities.

6. How much funding can I apply for? 
The ACIF has three categories relating to the amount of the funding request:

- Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants - Minor:  $1,000 - $10,000.
Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants - Major:  $10,001 - $50,000.
- Applications for more than $50,000 for multi-faceted / regionally significant projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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