ACA launches 250k dollars assistance fund
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is affecting many of our past player members. Mostly it is affecting as well as those current players who rely on additional income for a sustainable remuneration.
To help bridge the gap for the members who are waiting on government support to be made available to them, Australian cricket Association has launched the ACA Emergency Assistance Fund to help them financially.
Kelly Applebee, the ACA’s General Manager Member Programs and Relations said that the $250,000 fund would provide interim relief. The fund will applicable to those members experiencing job loss, increased anxiety, stress, general uncertainty and multiple problems.
“Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve spoken to several members who are doing it tough, and we’ve been trying to help where we can,” she said.
“We’ve worked hard over that time to bring together a framework around the support we can provide, as well as some significant resources, and we encourage those members who have felt the impact of the coronavirus and who are still waiting on government support, to get in touch with us as we may be able to help.”
Request has been sent to past players and female domestic cricketers who are eligible to apply for the fund. For those who meet the criteria, the fund offers through tiered loans and grants to assist with short-term financial implications and the assistance will be no conditional for some criteria for female sports persons confirms the president of Australian Cricket Association.