Local cricket communities around NSW are being invited to apply for funding for major projects through the McDonald’s Community Facility Grants Program.
The primary purpose of the 2014/15 fund is to improve playing and practice facilities, which includes the development and expansion of practice facilities, the establishment and repair of synthetic and turf wickets, as well as improvements to amenities.
Applications must be submitted by 5pm, Tuesday 30 September 2014 and all projects must be completed by 31 December 2015. Funding is available up to a maximum of 25% of the total cost of the project.
Game Development General Manager - NSW/ACT, Cameron French, said the Grants Program would help to provide valuable infrastructure for cricket communities around the State.
“The McDonald’s Community Facility Grants Program is designed to support councils, clubs, schools and associations in providing facilities that will help develop and foster cricket in their local communities,” he said.
“In 2013/14 we were able to support 27 projects from all over the State, ranging from Albury, Armidale, Wagga Wagga in regional NSW to Lane Cove, Bangor, Ryde, Waverley and Drummoyne in metropolitan Sydney,” he added.
Jeremy Nance, McDonald’s NSW Marketing Manager, said their support of the Community Facility Grants Program was just one way in which the partnership with Cricket NSW encourages and inspires local cricket players and communities.
“It brings us tremendous joy to know that through our partnership with Cricket NSW, we will help foster the growth and development of one of Australia’s most loved sports. We urge all local cricket communities to take advantage of the program and apply.”