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Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund & Grassroots Cricket Fund

Cricket is investing more into community cricket facility projects than ever before through the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF) and Grassroots Cricket Fund. 

NT Cricket and Cricket Australia are partnering to provide clubs, associations, schools, councils and cricket facility managers with the opportunity to apply for funding for cricket facility projects.

The ACIF has been further bolstered by the announcement of contribution towards facility development via the Grassroots Cricket Fund. The Grassroots Cricket Fund is a partnership between The Australian Cricketers' Association and Cricket Australia, with funding being contributed by Australian cricketers to support cricket in local communities.

Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund (ACIF)

2021/22 ACIF key dates for the Northern Territory

Monday 28 March 2022 Applications open

Sunday 10 April 2022 Applications close

TBC  CA review and assessment

TBC  National assessment panel

TBC Applicant notification


Application links


Minor grants $0 - $9,999


Major grants $10,000 - $29,999


 Please contact to discuss strategic grants (Over $30,000) 


Grassroots Cricket Fund

Grassroots cricket is where we got our start. It is where learnt about cricket and honed our skills – and it is where our love for the game began.
For cricket to thrive in Australia, it is essential it thrives at its roots and that is why four years ago we committed up to $30 million for the Grassroots Cricket Fund.
As clubs around the country continue to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, the Grassroots Cricket Fund will again make $2.5 million available for volunteer support & equipment Grants to cricket clubs that play such an important role in their local communities – and this year, for the first time, those funds will also be made available to Indoor Cricket Centres and Premier Cricket Clubs.
From Monday, 25 October 2021, the grants will open for three weeks and be positioned as an opportunity for clubs and indoor cricket centres to access funds to support the development of their volunteers and to purchase equipment to support, training and other operating requirements;

It has been a tough time for clubs and communities throughout Australia, but we know that cricket is not only fun, it also teaches resilience.
On behalf of all of Australia’s professional cricketers, we’re proud to play our role to help strengthen Australian community cricket.
For further information and to complete your grant application from Monday, 25 October 2021, please click here. 

Club grant guidelines

Terms and conditions





Useful documents

Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund Overview document

Tips for applying for grants

How to get your project started

Who can apply to the ACIF?

Clubs, associations, councils, schools, facility managers or any other organisation with a role as a user or manager of a community cricket facility.

How much funding can I apply for? The ACIF has three categories relating to the amount of the funding request:

  • Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants - Minor: $0 - $9,999
  • Community Cricket Infrastructure Grants - Major: $10,000 - $29,999

Applications for more than $30,000 (strategic grants)  for multi-faceted / regionally significant projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

Are there projects that the ACIF doesn't support?

The ACIF doesn’t support:

  • projects that have already commenced,
  • sporting equipment (eg. stumps, balls),
  • routine maintenance or maintenance equipment,
  • temporary facilities,
  • projects not focused on community cricket,
  • projects that can be covered by insurance,
  • previously funded facilities (unless a new facility component), and
  • facilities with no/limited public access.
For further information, please contact NT Cricket Head of Cricket, Darren Treumer at