Regional Facilities Fund


Congratulations to all successful applicants who have received funds in Round 1 of the ND Cricket Regional Facilities Fund. A total of $115,000 has been committed to regional projects across our region.

We will be seeking further applications for Round 2 where we have $135,000 remaining in the fund to go towards regional facilities. Applications will be open from 1 Sept – 31 Oct 2024. Further comms will be sent out prior to 1 Sept.


The purpose of the Northern Districts Cricket (ND) Regional Facilities Fund is to optimise current and future facility assets to promote the growth of cricket in our communities. We want cricket to be a game for all which means that we need suitable spaces and places to play throughout our ND region.


The ND Regional Facilities Fund has been established with a pool of up to $250,000 available for regional capital expenditure projects identified as priorities through the regional facilities audit. A maximum of $50,000 may be granted within each of ND’s six District Association regions.


Open date for applications: Monday 11 December 2023
Closing date for applications: Sunday 28 January 2024 (midnight)


Any applicant must be an entity that has legal status, including:

  • Incorporated Societies
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Regional/Local Council
  • For-profit businesses/commercial organisations
  • Schools (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary)

The following are not eligible to apply:

  • Individuals
  • Professional or semi-professional teams or organisations
  • Early Childhood Centres
  • National or regional sports organisations


This is intended to help contribute to the direct costs of capital expenditure projects. This could include but is not limited to:

  • Replacing artificial turf on wickets.
  • Installation of grass wickets.
  • Facility development and maintenance, e.g., making changerooms gender neutral.
  • Construction of practice nets.

The following will not be funded:

  • Costs that are not directly required for the capital expenditure (e.g., salaries or wages for existing staff, administrative overheads, cricket equipment etc.).
  • Costs that are already funded by other sources.
  • Costs of retrospective projects (those that have already been completed).


  • Project is capital expenditure and identified as a priority out of the ND facility audit.
  • Successful applicants will receive up to 50% of the total project cost (capped at a total of $50,000 across each District Association).
  • Project must be completed within 12 months of confirmation of successful application.
  • Completed application form must be submitted to ND together with all required supporting documentation prior to closing date.
  • Approved amounts will only be paid once the project has commenced, and confirmation of funding sources and invoices have been provided to ND.
  • Successful applicants must provide a post-project report within four weeks of the project completion.
  • Successful applicants must have legal status.


All applications will be assessed by the ND Fund Committee after the closing date. Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email after the assessment is complete. This usually takes about 4-6 weeks from the closing date.

April 2024 Successful Applicants:

Download information sheet:

NDCA Regional Facilities Fund Info Sheet