Cricket clubs and councils in the Goulburn electorate are set to capitalise on the success of Australia’s recent Women’s T20 World Cup victory with applications now open for the final round of the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said securing funding will help improve the quality and quantity of cricket facilities and programs across the region.

“The T20 Legacy Fund will ensure communities across the state will reap the benefits of hosting a World Cup and I encourage clubs, associations and councils in the Goulburn electorate to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the Legacy Fund has already benefited grassroots and community cricket across the state.

“We’ve given more than $4 million to clubs and councils to support 133 projects across NSW during the first two rounds and we’re proud to see the positive impacts on cricket across our state,” Mr Lee said.

$2 million in funding is available in the final round of the program, established to ensure a lasting legacy after the NSW Government hosts matches across the women’s and the postponed men’s T20 World Cups.

“This boost from the NSW Government will transform the facilities we have for our aspiring cricketers to practice and improve their skills. Youngsters will be able to emulate their stars from the T20 World Cups in first class facilities,” Mr Lee said.

Applications for the Legacy Fund are now open until 24 August. More details are available at the following link: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/t20worldcupfund