Queensland Cricket are able to provide strategic advice and support to government and schools within the state to inform their planning for the provision of community cricket facilities.
Queensland Cricket, with the support of Cricket Australia, unveiled a new funding initiative for 2022-23. The Cricket in Schools - Infrastructure Improvement Program is a school specific funding round that aims to grow community cricket through the development of more cricket facilities for schools and cricket club use.
The $160,000 commitment will cover minor infrastructure grants, enabling schools to receive funding up to $10,000 or 50% of the total project cost under $20,000. This allows schools to install new synthetic cricket wickets or resurface existing cricket pitches.
This initiative forms part of the new QC Schools Strategy which includes participation initiatives, purchasing cricket equipment for schools, umpiring courses and infrastructure support.
Queensland Cricket aim to partner with government, schools and other sports to establish shared use of facilities and flexible user agreements.
The next funding round for the Cricket in Schools - Infrastructure Improvement Program is yet to be announced, however, schools are still able to apply for the upcoming ACIF round.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our Community Infrastructure Coordinator James Brimblecombe, firstname.lastname@example.org.