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Grants and Funding

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.

 

If you need assistance on applying for a grant please see here for some helpful tips. If further assistance is require, please contact your cricket manager.

NATIONAL

Grassroots Cricket Fund

The Grassroots Cricket Fund has been established by Australia’s cricketers to strengthen grassroots cricket in this country for generations to come. The fund will commit up to $30 million from professional Australian cricket player payments to be invested to support and strengthen Australian community cricket.

The Grassroots Cricket Fund is making $2 million available to community cricket clubs this season to deliver great experiences and support to their local communities. We know this season is likely to be tougher than most given the impact of COVID-19, and the Grassroots Cricket Fund is here to ensure clubs are supported financially.

Community cricket clubs will be able to apply for grants up to $2,000 from the Grassroots Cricket Fund, in a bid to make running their clubs easier. The grants can be used on things such as COVID Safe materials, playing equipment, training equipment, technology to support club operations, maintenance equipment, facilities equipment and much more!

To determine your eligibility and to understand some of the finer details, such as what you can apply for, please visit grassrootscricketfund.com.au.

Active Kids Grant

The Active Kids Grants aim to provide every child with the active childhood they deserve! By helping your club with additional funds (up to $10,000) to supply them with the equipment they need and help increase junior participation to your club.

Active Australia Innovation Challenge

The Heart Foundation has up to ten $10,000 grants for new, innovative programs that get more people moving in schools, universities or local community groups. 

The Local Sporting Champions program

Also available through Sport Australia, The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships. Find out if any of your club members are eligible here.

Youth Action Project Grant Scheme

The Youth Action Project Grant Scheme (YAPGS), an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and FYA, will respond to this hardship by providing grants between $5,000 and $20,000 (a total of up to $950K inc. GST) to projects that support young people (15-24 years) as they navigate and recover from this period.

Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs. This program is an evolution of the long-running Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program that FRRR ran for 34 rounds over a 16-year period. Find out if your club is eligible here.

The Dylan Alcott Foundation

Support inclusivity at your club by spreading the word about grants available from the Dylan Alcott Foundation. This organisation is committed to helping young Australians with disabilities overcome the barriers of entry to sport and education by providing fundraising for grants, scholarships and mentoring. You can find out if any of your members are eligible and encourage them to apply here.

Play for Purpose – The Sports and Charity Raffle

Proudly supported by Sport Australia, Play For Purpose is an innovative fundraising solution, that rewards both clubs and supporters alike! This world-first fundraising raffle is free for clubs to participate in, and gives clubs access to large prize pools and powerful e-commerce technology, with no financial risk. Find out more and apply today here.

Australian Sports Foundation – Fundraising4Sport

The ASF continues to build awareness in the sports sector of the importance of partnerships involving sport, business and the broader community. Find out more information here.

Toyota Good for Cricket Raffle

The Toyota Good for Cricket Raffle is fundraising made easy! Toyota provides all the raffle prizes and grassroots clubs get to keep 100% of the proceeds. It's completely free for clubs to register and easy to raise much needed cash.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Active Regional Communities Grants

Active Regional Communities (ARC) aims to increase the opportunities for regional people to participate in sporting and active recreational activities in regional Western Australia. It’s tailored to meet the ever-changing demands and challenges of sport and active-recreation groups within the nine diverse regions of Western Australia.

Country Sport Enrichment Scheme

The aim of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme is to help regional Western Australia experience and conduct major sporting events and sport development initiatives.

KidSport

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees.

Project Defib – Defibrillator Subsidies

Every sporting club in Australia has access to a $1,600.00 subsidy. This will enable sporting clubs to safeguarded their players, spectators & coaches with the most comprehensive defibrillator program.

Project Defib is a national program brought to you by Red Cross College – the national training arm of Australian Red Cross. This program will enable every sporting club in Australia access to the latest Lifeline VIEW Defibrillator to assist in reducing the number of fatalities resulting from Cardiac Arrest.

Program cost to clubs: $2,600.00, Cost of program without subsidy: $4,200.00

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting regional athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national representation.

Eligible regional athletes can receive funding for out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses directly related to competitions and programs in accordance with the performance level categories and eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.

Targeted Participation Program

The Targeted Participation Program (TPP) provides funding for organisations to promote participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in sport and active recreation, with a focus is on evidence-based low participation groups.