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Growing Cricket for Girls Fund

Overview

This program aims to support the growth and development of girl’s competitions at community cricket level across Australia. It is designed to fast track the establishment of new opportunities for girls to play cricket.

There are two streams of funding available:
1. Community cricket associations and school sporting associations
- Funding of up to $5,000 in year 1 and up to $2,500 in year 2 are available.
- Funding must deliver competitions within the timeframe below:
a) Year 1 competition delivery between October and December 2018 or between January and March 2019.
b) Year 2 competition delivery between October and December 2019 and between January and March 2020.

2. Cricket clubs and secondary schools
- Funding of up to $2,000 is available per year.
- Funding is to support cricket clubs and secondary schools develop and grow the number of girls teams playing in State or Territory recognised competitions.

The 2018 funding rounds per State are as follows:
- Queensland: Opened 12 March and closed 1 June 2018
- South Australia: Opened 12 March and closed 9 July 2018
- Victoria: Opened 14 March and closed 31 July 2018
- Western Australia:
a) Round 1 opened 12 March and closed 13 April 2018
b) Round 2 opened 2 July and closed 30 July 2018
- Australian Capital Territory/New South Wales:
a) Round 1 opened 30 April and closed 30 June 2018
b) Round 2 opened 23 July and closed 21 September 2018
- Tasmania:
a) Round 1 opened 3 September and closed 17 September 2018
b) Round 2 opened 5 November and closed 19 November 2018
- Northern Territory: Yet to be announced

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include supports community cricket associations, school sporting associations, cricket clubs and secondary schools across the country.

Primary schools can also apply for funding under the same conditions as secondary schools. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Eligible Activities

Eligible expenditure include:
1. Community cricket associations and school sporting associations
- Competition coordinator to run the competition, including the fixture, ground allocation, umpire management and support female cricket on the Association Committee.
- Purchase of match equipment, including rebound stumps, markers and boundary cones to be used by teams in the competition.
- Umpire payments.
- Local area marketing and promotion of the competition using approved marketing materials (standard templates will be provided by Cricket Australia)

2. Cricket clubs and secondary schools
- Girls team coordinator to work with the club committee.
- Team kits, including appropriate and compliant equipment for each team (e.g. pads, gloves, helmets and wicket keeping gloves).
- Training equipment.
- An accredited coach allocated to the team.
- Team first aid kit.
- Shade marquees (any branding to be approved by the State or Territory Cricket Association).
- Teardrop banners and/or ground signage, supplied or approved by the State or Territory Cricket Association.
- Screen print/embroidery of approved girls league logo on club/team shirts (branding to be approved by the State or Territory Cricket Association).
- Local area marketing and promotion of the team using approved marketing materials (standard templates will be provided by Cricket Australia).

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
1. Local cricket associations and regional cricket councils
- Support Cricket Australia’s Game and Market Development priorities, in line with the Strategy for Australian Cricket 2017-22.
- Demonstrate the commitment to set up or grow existing girls competitions and meet the funding conditions.
- Demonstrate existing capacity to deliver on the funding conditions.
- Agree to work with Cricket Australia and local State or Territory Cricket Association to take strategic actions that will support sustainable female participation.

2.Cricket clubs and Secondary schools
- Support Cricket Australia’s Game and Market Development priorities, in line with the Strategy for Australian Cricket 2017-22.
- Demonstrate the commitment and existing capacity to set up a girls team and meet the funding conditions.
- Agree to work with Cricket Australia and local State/Territories to take strategic actions which will support sustainable female participation.

Restrictions

The following are ineligible for funding:
- Competition balls.
- Subsidising registration costs or registration fees for participants.
- Competitions for girls outside of the 11-18 year age group.
- Design and production of marketing materials or local marketing campaigns. (Standard templates will be provided by Cricket Australia, with the exception of school newsletters).
- Travel costs.
- Purchase of prizes and trophies.
- Purchase of uniforms.
- Ground hire costs.

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Category
Community
Dates
Status Pending
Closing Information
The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Value
Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $5,000
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Activities
Sector/SubSector
Sport : General
Gender Women
Age Youth
Who Can Apply?
Location
National
Region
Any
Applicable to Churches No
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Organisation
Difficulty Rating
Administrator
Tier Other
Contacts
Program Administrator
Cricket Australia and Commonwealth Bank
Telephone
0437111130
Email
jane.moffat@cricket.com.au
General WebsiteVisit
Program Website Visit