55 Premier and Community Cricket Clubs affiliated with Cricket Tasmania across the state were granted funding via the Australian Cricketers Association's Grassroots Cricket Fund earlier this year and Round Two of funding will open from Monday 9 September.

From Monday 9 September 2019, the grants will be open for three weeks or until funds are exhausted and be positioned as an opportunity for clubs to prepare for the upcoming season.

The grants will be prioritised towards community cricket clubs, with the exception of Premier Cricket clubs. Those clubs who did not receive funding in 2018/19 will be prioritised.

The application and acquittal process has been designed to be simple for club volunteers, with CA handling the grant administration.

Further detail will be made available via the Grassroots Cricket Fund website on Monday 9 September and is included in the grant handbook.

To start your application, visit the Grassroots Cricket Fund website here.

About the Grassroots Cricket Fund

The Grassroots Cricket Fund will ensure community cricket clubs around Australia get much-needed investment to reinforce their position as pillars for local communities that offer welcoming and inclusive environments for players of all abilities, fans, umpires, officials and volunteers.

As a partnership between Australian male and female professional cricketers, the Australian Cricketers Association and Cricket Australia, the Fund will commit a percentage of payments from the cricketers and be invested to support and strengthen Australian community cricket. The total investment will exceed $30 million over the coming years.

The fund is made up of two streams:
• Equipment Grants; and
• Facilities funding through the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund.

Facilities

The players and the ACA support community cricket facilities by partnering with CA and State and Territory Cricket Associations to implement the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF). Drawing on the Grassroots Cricket Fund, the players’ contribution to the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund will specifically invest in playing and training facilities such as pitches, ovals, training nets and lighting.

The Grassroots Cricket Fund is contributing an additional $1 million to the ACIF in 2019/20. The ACIF is open to all clubs, associations, schools, councils and cricket facility managers, acknowledging the important role that these partners play in developing facilities for community cricket across Australia. ACIF open and close dates will vary in each state and territory. Your state association will promote when grants are available in your state.

Equipment Grants

For the second year running, funding opportunities for community clubs will be provided through the Grassroots Cricket Fund to purchase equipment to support playing, training and other operating requirements.