NRMA launched the program in partnership with Cricket Australia to recognise and celebrate the local community cricket clubs that are the pride of local communities and the foundation of the national game.
The grants play a vital role in supporting local cricket clubs and fostering a love for the sport at the grassroot level.
“We know how important it is for community clubs to be able to access funding support, and through the NRMA Insurance Cricket Grants, clubs can get assistance to help them continue to thrive,” said James Allsopp, executive general manager community cricket & capability at Cricket Australia.
This year, NRMA doubled the number of Cricket Grants provided last year. It also enabled cricket fans to help raise funds at the insurer's Pitch In activations taking place at four tests this summer.
“Community cricket is a quintessential part of Aussie culture, fostering community spirit, and developing young talent. We are pleased to double our Cricket Grants to eight this year, enabling an additional four local clubs to benefit from a boost in funds,” said Michelle Klein, chief customer and marketing officer at NRMA. “Cricket Grant recipients can decide on how to use the financial support to best help their club, whether that be with new equipment, membership subsidies, or helping to build diverse and inclusive programs. These local clubs are not just cricket institutions; they help bring communities together, and we are proud to support them.”
NRMA aims to raise $120,000 at the Pitch In activation for this year's Cricket Grants, to be equally distributed among eight clubs across the country.
In other news, NRMA partnered with SBS Network-backed National Indigenous Television (NITV) to support First Nations people through the Beyond 3% initiative.