The Entry Level Cricket Grants are an initiative of the Community Cricket Program: On Common Ground, a significant four-year partnership between Cricket Victoria, Cricket Australia and the Victorian Government to support cricket participation growth in Victoria.
Victorian cricket clubs and associations that are actively seeking to include new children from disadvantaged and low socio-economic backgrounds into MILO in2CRICKET or MILO T20 Blast in season 2017-18 can apply.
It has been fantastic to see a range of sporting clubs take the opportunity to host Indigenous Rounds across Gippsland over the last few years, including Football, Netball, Basketball and even Pony Clubs.
Clubs involved have all reported many benefits and good news stories from their events.
With momentum growing around Indigenous Rounds, GippSport and Deadly Sport Gippsland have developed an Information Kit and a small Grants program to assist clubs in 2017.
The Information and Resource Kit has been put together as a reflection of 2016 events across Gippsland and includes contact details of clubs who held events last year. The kit steps clubs through the process of considering an event, planning activities, engaging local community members, what clubs can do and where to find funding.
If you have used Cadbury as a fundraiser in the last 12 months you are eligible to apply for a Community Grant. There are a number of grants available until 30 November 2017. You may apply after you have held a fundraiser.
The intention of the grant program is to support a wide range of community-based projects that increase social inclusion and enhance community engagement in Australia.
Grants of up to $500 can be applied for under the following grant categories:
Live Well: Initiatives promoting increased opportunities for participation in sports and recreation or general community collaboration.
Learn Well: Initiatives promoting increased opportunities for learning and development
The Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme financially assists affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans
During each round of the Hyundai A-League season, one match is designated as the ‘Goals for Grassroots’ game. In this match, a selected junior club is issued with an array of match day benefits including match tickets as well as receiving a guaranteed $1,000 grant plus an additional $1,000 for every goal that the home team scores (up to maximum of $10,000 per game).