The Grassroots Cricket Fund (GCF) has been established by Australia’s professional cricketers to strengthen grassroots cricket for generations to come. The GCF ensures the cricket community throughout Australia gets the investment it needs to support those who help drive grassroots cricket and bring communities together.

The objectives of the GCF grants are to ensure Cricket Clubs and Indoor Cricket Centres around Australia:

  • Remain a strong pillar for local community development

  • Can access funds to support the development of their volunteers, to purchase a defibrillator or equipment to support playing, training and other operating requirements

  • Can support a participant facing financial hardship, allowing access to funds to cover costs of playing
  • Are supported to improve and grow

  • Can provide safe, inclusive and accessible environments for cricket participants and the broader community.

Funding Avaliable

The GCF Grant Program has two funding streams available this season, with two grant options available in each of the categories. All eligible clubs and centres can apply for grants under both the Community Impact and Running the Game streams. However, they cannot apply for both a Category A and Category B Grant within the same stream.

  • Community Impact Grant
    • CATEGORY A: AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR PACKAGE – supporting the provision of portable AED’s (valued at $2000) that are a vital link in the ‘chain of survival’ in increasing survival rates of people going into sudden cardiac arrest. An opportunity in ensuring the safety of your players, volunteers, coaches and umpires is prioritised.
    • CATEGORY B: HARDSHIP PACKAGE – up to $2,000 to support costs of participating in WWCB or Junior programs that aren’t covered by active kids vouchers or government offers. The aim is to provide funding to clubs and centres who can then subsidise registration fees, equipment and travel costs for individual and families facing financial hardship.
  • Running the Game Grant
    • CATEGORY A: EQUIPMENT – $1,500 for the provision of much need playing, training, administrative equipment and other operating requirements.
    • CATEGORY B: VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONAL CAPACITY – up to $5,000 for initiatives that ensures our volunteers have the skills and support to continue to deliver the game. Whether it be building core administrative capacity around managing finances and strategic planning, or equipping volunteers with critical skills through the provision of training we want to ensure that clubs and centres have the financial backing to explore all options. 


To check if your club is eligible, please click here.

How to Apply?

For guidelines, FAQ, instructions on how to register and to apply, please click here

Applications close: October 2 2022 at 11:59pm.

If you have any questions or would like assistance with your application, please contact (03) 5831 8456 or clubsupport@valleysport.net.au