Gear Up Grants a boost for clubs and schools
27 October, 2014
Cricket clubs and primary schools across the state will receive a boost this month, as the South Australian Cricket Association completes its funding allocation of the Gear Up Program.
A total of $25,000 worth of grants have been confirmed, providing schools and clubs with the opportunity to obtain equipment for new teams, or for existing teams to upgrade their current equipment.
According to SACA General Manager Cricket Operations, Shane Bernhardt, the provision of high quality equipment contributes significantly to attracting and retaining players and volunteers in cricket.
“Through the Gear Up grant program, SACA is delighted to be able to assist community cricket clubs and schools in accessing equipment and team kits for their underage teams,” said Bernhardt.
“Cricket has witnessed significant growth in entry level participation over the past four seasons and with the assistance of SACA’s Gear Up grant program, establishing new junior teams becomes more affordable.”
In regional SA, new cricket teams established in Murray Bridge, Port Pirie, Balaklava, and Morgan will receive cricket kits while clubs involved in the newly introduced Mid North Junior Twenty20 competition will also benefit.
Having recently been established in the Murray Towns Cricket Association, the Rambler Cricket Club will welcome new equipment for its Under 15 team.
In season 2014-15, SACA is continuing to offer a cricket equipment funding scheme for schools and clubs. The “Gear Up” funding program provides schools and clubs with the opportunity to supply cricket kits for new teams and/or to upgrade cricket kits for existing teams. Also available again this season is the popular Junior T20 Kit, along with a new cricket ball offer for existing cricket club teams. For more information on how to access this program, download the application form below.
The Office for Recreation and Sport Grants and Scholarships
The Office for Recreation and Sport provides assistance to clubs and associations through various grants and scholarships made available throughout the year. A copy of the most recent Recreation and Sport Funding Handbook is also available to download from their website.