To Australian Community Cricket Clubs, Players, Volunteers and fans,
On behalf of the players, the ACA and Cricket Australia, we are thrilled to be launching the Grassroots Cricket Fund for its third season.
As players, we care deeply about the health of the game at the grassroots level.
It is where we got our start, developed our skills and fell in love with the game.
That’s why in 2017 we committed up to $30 million for the Grassroots Cricket Fund, to help support strengthen Australian community cricket.
2020-21 is going to be a season like no other, with many clubs and communities recovering from the effects of bushfires and COVID-19.
So for the third year running, the Grassroots Cricket Fund is making $2 million available for Equipment Grants to community cricket clubs, to help deliver great experiences and to support your local communities.
Victorian skipper and Strathewen local Peter Handscomb was at Strathewen C.C to see first-hand the damage caused to the club by the Black Saturday Bushfires, and how the $30M Grassroots Cricket Fund - donated by the players into the grassroots - is helping to rebuild the club
The grants can be used on things such as COVID Safe materials, playing equipment, training equipment, technology to support club operations, maintenance equipment, facilities equipment and much more.
For full list and to apply for your club, please visit grassrootscricketfund.com.au.
On top of this, the players are also contributing up to $1 million for facilities in 2020-21, to help develop the training and playing environments for Australian clubs .
Finally, we want to say thankyou!
What you provide local communities around Australia is so important, so we hope that these grants play a small role in helping your club this summer.
We hope that you have a fantastic season,
Moises Henriques & Alyssa Healy
Australian Cricketers & ACA Directors