What are the Education Training Grants?
The Education and Training Grants are a current and transitioning player member benefit.
The Education and Training grants supports current players or those players in transition (up to 36 months off contract) that are currently studying. The purpose of the grant is to encourage players to have balance within their cricket careers, and also support their future endeavours in planning and preparing for life after cricket.
There are two intakes per year, round 1 intake opens at the end January, intake 2 opens at the end of June. Applications are available online via the ACA website.
The grant can be used to fund any further study, provided the course is accredited with a registered training or educational institution and the course undertaken must be related to the player’s career after cricket.
Who is eligible?
Players must fit one of the following categories in 2018-19;
- Australian Contracted Player
- State Contracted Player
- W/BBL Contracted Player
- State Rookie Contracted Player
- Have held one of the above contracts in the last 36 months.
The player must hold a current ACA membership. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the course, or be eligible to enrol in the course for which they are seeking a grant.
What do the grants cover?
The Education and Training Grants cover the cost of course fees and tuition fees.
The grants do not cover items such as stationery, calculators, text books, student amenities fees, parking or general equipment.