Facilities and Grants
The WACA is committed to the ongoing support and management of cricket facilities across Western Australia, working with relevant stakeholders to ensure the best possible environments for our cricket communities.
Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund
Cricket is investing more into community cricket facility projects than ever before via the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF).
The WACA and Cricket Australia are partnering to provide clubs, association, schools, councils and cricket facility managers with the opportunity to apply for funding for cricket facility projects.
The ACIF has been further bolstered by the announcement of contribution towards facility development via the Grassroots Cricket Fund.
The Grassroots Cricket Fund is a partnership between The Australian Cricketers' Association and Cricket Australia, with funding being contributed by Australian cricketers to support cricket in local communities.
Applications for the next round of grants will open in October 2019.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can apply to the ACIF?
Clubs, associations, councils, schools, facility managers or any other organisation with a role as a user or manager of a community cricket facility.
What types of projects receive funding from the ACIF?
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 supporting infrastructure.
Are there projects that the ACIF doesn't support?
The ACIF doesn’t support:
- projects that have already commenced,
- sporting equipment (eg. stumps, balls),
- routine maintenance or maintenance equipment,
- temporary facilities,
- projects not focused on community cricket,
- projects that can be covered by insurance,
- previously funded facilities (unless a new facility component), and
- facilities with no/limited public access.
What if my project doesn't meet the funding guidelines? Please make contact with please contact Stuart Dart, State Infrastructure Manager (WA), via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 9265 7347 to discuss how we may be able to assist you to develop your project or seek other funding opportunities.
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
All projects submitted to the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund must be compliant with the Community Cricket Facility Guidelines.
WACA State Infrastructure Strategy 2018-28
In 2017, the WACA undertook a comprehensive audit of Western Australian cricket facilities as part of the Cricket Australia-led National Facilities Audit project.
The 12-month auditing process, which examined more than 500 cricket venues and 650 fields used regularly by our cricket clubs across the state, created a strong bank of data to guide plans for future infrastructure needs state-wide. Click here to view the audit report findings.
Following the audit, an Infrastructure Strategy (WACIS) 2018-28 is being developed, which will provide a strategic approach to the development of cricket infrastructure to ensure the successful delivery of community outcomes across the WA. InsideEDGE Sport and Leisure Planning consultants have been appointed to analyse and map relevant audit data and assist in the strategy development, which is due to be completed by late 2018.