Member for Shepparton Kim O’Keeffe is urging the district’s cricket clubs to put in for funding up to $30,000 to deliver infrastructure projects at their grounds.
Ms O’Keeffe says the funding is open to all local clubs through the Australian Cricket Infrastructure Fund.
She says the submission forms show the funding can cover work such as pitches, practice facility refurbishment, minor change facility/pavilion refurbishment, supporting infrastructure (e.g. shade/shelter).
“There is a major and minor category, depending on the size of your most urgent requirements,” Ms O’Keeffe says.
“The funding will be drawn from a $750,000 pool through the Cricket Australia network, and I hope every Shepparton club puts its hand up because if they don’t get in and get a slice of the cash it will go to some other club from another region,” she added.
“The funding announcement delivers the development of community cricket facilities that contribute to the delivery of Australian Cricket’s strategic priorities (e.g. supporting the attraction and retention of 5-12 year old participants) – and it’s our children we want to have quality facilities for, to encourage them to get involved in sport with friends and families.
“Entries close on March 26 so there isn’t much time for an application to be submitted so let’s get things moving.”
For more information go to https://www.cricketvictoria.com.au/clubs-support/grants/