The Australian Cricketers’ Association Past Player Health and Wellbeing Grants will open to past-playing members in September.
Similar to previous years, the grant (or reimbursement) will be paid upon the submission of this application form, which requires current financial year receipts.
Members who hold a government issued Health Care Card (pensioners, carers and alike) can apply to receive $200 or $500 grant or reimbursement.
The impact of the grants is reflected in the gracious appreciation of our past playing members:
Unfortunately I continue to have issues with my knee and shoulder post cricket. This will assist ease the burden in a small way and assist me to manage my ongoing health and wellbeingACA members' glowing support
"With the ever-increasing medical bills for my 2 kids with their disabilities (unknown genetic disorder), this will help to alleviate some of that financial stress."
"It will assist to pay nearly a payment of my ever increasing Health Insurance. Will help me continue with a top level of cover to help with knee and Back issues."
"My gym membership contributes enormously to my health and overall well-being"
"Helps with day to day expenses, comfort in hospital cover when needed . Monthly payment"
In 2019/20 the ACA reimbursed 839 members, worth almost $240,000. The legacy of the current players will continue to ensure those who played the game before them are remembered and supported.