Cricket Australia is proud to announce the Growing Cricket For Girls Fund, an opportunity for community associations, clubs and secondary schools to share in $500,000 in funding to create new – and grow existing – opportunities for girls to play cricket.
The success of the Women’s Big Bash League has seen unprecedented interest in cricket and put women’s participation in sport in the national spotlight. Australian cricket is seizing the opportunity to make cricket the sport of choice for girls by providing a clear playing pathway and growing sustainable female participation.
More girls playing cricket means a stronger club/association. You can play a role in fast-tracking the development of girls competitions in your community by applying for funding to support and develop community level competitions and teams for girls aged 11-18.
Up to $5,000 is availablefor Local Associations/Regional Cricket Councils
Up to $2,000 is available forcommunity cricket clubs
Local Cricket Association and Regional Cricket Councils can apply for funding of up to$5,000 per year over twoyears to develop and delivergirls competitions.
Local cricket clubs can applyfor up to $2,000 to developand grow the number of girlsteams playing in state orterritory recognised competitions.
To take full advantage of this opportunity to grow your association through girls cricket, be sure to:
1) Read the funding guidelines at: community.cricket.com.au/gcg-fund2) Promote the Growing Cricket For Girls Fund to your network.3) Speak to your State/Territory Cricket Association to get their support and endorsement.4) Submit an online application by Sunday, 7 August 2016.The Growing Cricket For Girls Fund is a key component of Australian cricket’s inclusion and diversityeducation program, A Sport For All. For additional information and to apply, visitcommunity.cricket.com.au/a-sport-for-allRemember to act on this opportunity to help strengthen your association by Sunday, 7 August 2016.