SCA & CT Upcoming Events & Timelines
Wednesday July 1
Registration opens on MyCricket
Friday July 31
Fixture Special Requests close (5:00pm)
Wednesday August 12
Tasmanian Community Fund – large grant applications close
Wednesday August 26
Tasmanian Community Fund – small grant applications close
Monday August 31
Sport & Rec Grant (Tranche 2) applications close
Friday September 4
Improving the Playing Field – small grant application close
Wednesday September 30
Tasmanian Community Fund – medium grant applications close
Friday October 23
Improving the Playing Field – large grant applications close
CRICKET TASMANIA FACILITY PROJECT SUPPORT
Cricket Tasmania is committed to leading and serving cricket clubs in growing our game. A part of this is the ongoing infrastructure development of community cricket facilities. The below survey is designed to collect your cricket club or association’s latest project plans so that our Community Cricket team may assist in making these a reality.
You may have already done all the heavy lifting, and your project may be shovel ready – well done! We are however still excited to hear of your project(s) so we may monitor your progress and assist in any way possible along the journey. It will also allow our team to case study your success to assist other clubs and associations in achieving similar results.
This link will take you to a short survey where you can log any ongoing or anticipated projects:
Should you have any questions regarding your project(s), please contact Club Development Officer (South) Will Thompson, on 0417 128 758 or WThompson@crickettas.com.au.
TASMANIAN COMMUNITY FUND GRANTS PROGRAM – COVID-19 REPSONSE ROUND
The Tasmanian Community Fund will be calling for small ($1 000 to $20 000), medium ($20 001 to
$70 000), and large ($100 000 to $500 000) applications that support Tasmanians and Tasmanian organisations to recover and rebuild from COVID-19. Applications open on 11 July 2020. Information about the grant round can be found on the Tasmanian Community Fund website:
IMPROVING THE PLAYING FIELD GRANTS PROGRAM
The State Government has announced that the Improving the Playing Field Grants are now open, with applications for small grants closing 4th September and large grants closing 23rd October. There is no requirement for any matching funding.
Follow the link below for further details, eligibility and assessment criteria:
FURTHER SUPPORT FOR TASMANIA’S SPORT & RECREATION SECTOR
The Tasmanian Government acknowledges the impact of COVID19 and resulting sporting competition postponements and cancellations on revenues for the organisations that support these activities.
Tranche 2 will provide sport and active recreation clubs and associations with grants of up to $3,000 to assist with hygiene and equipment purchases to comply with the relevant Return to Play plan.
The application form can be found here: https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/csr/Grants/covid-19-sport-and-recreation-grants-program
For further information please contact CR on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 252 476.
What does this mean for clubs?
Clubs will need to be smart with their applications – hygiene products are a given purchase as detailed in the above statement, however clubs should use this opportunity to purchase equipment (such as balls, helmets etc.) and thus save money in this area to be spent elsewhere.
If clubs intend to submit quotes as a part of their application process and are to be successful in receiving a grant, they will need to be able to show proof of purchase and not use the money elsewhere.
CRICKET AUSTRALIA COACHING COURSES / AFFILIATION
As part of the 2020/21 Cricket Tasmania Affiliation process, clubs are required to maintain a minimum of one Level 0 accredited coach across all teams.
Due to the staff restructure at Cricket Tasmania, candidates are currently unable to attend face-to-face coaching courses to attain Level 1 accreditation. As such, CT have determined that a Level 0 accreditation will suffice. Access the online learning platform for Level 0 certification here:
You will need to click the ‘Launch Learning’ tab in the centre of the page, after which you will be prompted to login with your Cricket ID (if you don to have one, simply click ‘Create a Cricket ID Today’). From there you can access the coaching course.
Clubs will be notified if any face-to-face courses are scheduled over the coming months.
FIXTURE SPECIAL REQUESTS
All clubs are invited to submit special requests for fixturing in the 2020/21 season. The SCA COM will endeavour, as always, to facilitate reasonable requests where possible, however please understand that not all may be actionable.
Examples of reasonable requests submitted in the 2019/20 include:
- A request for a home game in a certain grade on a certain day to celebrate a life membership
- A request for one or two double headers in the T20 competition in the 2019/20 format
All requests should be submitted in writing to CT’s Community Cricket Administrator Paul Crosswell at email@example.com no later than 5:00pm Friday July 31st. Requests submitted after this date will receive a low priority status.
TICKET TO PLAY
The improved Ticket to Play sports voucher program opened on 1 July 2020.
The key objective of Ticket to Play is to increase the number of young Tasmanians playing sport to support the Tasmanian Governments objective of Tasmania being the healthiest population by 2025.
Under the 2020-21 program, people can apply for two vouchers worth up to $100 for each eligible child towards club membership at Approved Activity Providers. Children aged 5-17 years and listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card or in Out of Home Care are eligible.
Sporting clubs, Scouts, Girl Guide and Cadet organisations are eligible to be activity providers where they meet the Activity Provider Conditions. All Approved Activity Providers from the coronavirus period between January and June 2020 will remain registered
For more information and to apply for a voucher click here.
I would like to invite you and all your clubs to attend a series of Webinars focusing on “how sports clubs can raise funds and look after their sponsors to secure a more sustainable financial future for their club”.
This series of free webinars will be held every Wednesday for four weeks commencing on 15 July at 12 noon.
Presented exclusively for Good Sports Club Members nationally, the webinar topics will cover:
- How to create a fundraising proposition
- How to manage and recruit sponsors and partners
- Successful Grant applications
- Top tips for digital and community fundraising
Some other key information you may need to know:
• Fundraising smarts was developed in response to the survey conducted in April which told us 68% of clubs were concerned about the financial security of their club
• Exclusively for GS Clubs (to register for Good Sports please visit https://goodsports.com.au/become-a-good-sports-club/)
• Clubs can attend the series or choose just one or two that resonate
• Presenters are all fundraising specialists who have many years of experience to draw on
• The Zoom links will be sent to those who have registered prior to the event
• Webinars will be recorded and put up onto the website with a toolkit and a FAQ document after each event (exact timing tbc)
Full details are in the attached flyer.
The link to Eventbrite is below: