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Apply for share of windfall to boost local cricket clubs

Minister for Sport John Sidoti (centre) has invited cricket clubs and councils to apply for a share of the $2m in funding available this year to help inspire the next generation of cricketers.

CRICKET clubs and councils are being encouraged to apply for a grant to help their local cricket community through the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Legacy Fund.

Minister for Sport, John Sidoti, says the Fund will help improve cricket infrastructure, grow female participation and attract major cricket events across regional NSW.

“The Legacy Fund helps inspire the next generation of cricketers by improving the quality and quantity of community facilities across the state and through hosting elite cricket matches in regional NSW,” Mr Sidoti said.

The grant funding is part of the NSW Government’s successful bid to host matches during the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 and will result in a $6 million investment over three years in new facilities and programs to drive participation in cricket.

Cricket NSW Chief Executive Officer Lee Germon said that the NSW ICC T20 Word Cup Legacy Fund was an amazing opportunity for clubs and councils. 

“With more girls and boys, women and men, of all ages playing cricket across NSW than ever, the fund will support the growth of the sport while leaving a lifelong legacy for one of the biggest sporting events this decade,” Mr Germon said.

Applications for the Legacy Fund will close on July 8. Details: sport.nsw.gov.au/grants

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