Canteen Grant

The CitiPower and Cricket Victoria Canteen Grant Program is open annually to clubs across the CitiPower and Powercor network regions. The $5,000 grant can be used to replace or upgrade electrical appliances, electrical wiring and power boards, switchboards or related infrastructure to safely provide quality services.

The next round of canteen grant applications will open in October 2024. To find out more, head to Cricket Victoria’s website.

2023-24 Canteen Grant recipients

  • Victorian Blind Cricket Association
  • Caulfield Cricket Club
  • Flemington Colts Cricket Club
  • Aberfeldie Cricket Club
  • Yarraleen Cricket Club
  • Brierly Christ Church
  • Ouyen Rams Cricket Club
  • Dennington Cricket Club
  • Grampians Cricket Club
  • Shepparton & Youth Club United Cricket Club
  • Heytesbury Princetown Cricket Club
  • Williamstown Cricket Club
  • Murrumbeena Cricket Club
  • Warrandyte Cricket Club
  • Dandenong West Cricket Club
  • Knoxfield Cricket Club
  • Pines Cricket Club

Victorian fast bowler Mitch Perry comes home to celebrate grant funding

For Victorian paceman Mitch Berry, he knows the importance of the grants program and was back at his home club of Knoxfield Knights for the official announcement of their grant funding. The Knights will receive $5000 through the 2023-24 Canteen Grants program to purchase a fast action industrial dishwasher for their club kitchen, freeing up time and money to be invested on improving facilities in the club for players and coaches.

Knoxfield Knights have been around for over 55 years and their canteen is an essential part of club life and a key fundraising tool. Over the season, the club runs weekly meals on Thursdays, and most Saturday nights a team results BBQ is held.

Despite this busy schedule, the club’s canteen didn’t have a dishwasher, and have been serving food on disposable plates and cutlery. Keen to more environmentally friendly, they applied for a grant so they can stop purchasing these items and have a way of washing plates, cutlery, glasses, pots, and pans quickly and efficiently.

The new dishwasher would not only support them during the cricket season, but also greatly benefit the winter tenants Knox United Soccer Club who currently have around 400 members.

"It's always great to come back to the club and remember some of the terrific premierships I have been a part of ... the funds will go to something very important, and awesome for CitiPower to invest in canteens as having a healthy canteen helps keep the club going."

Mitch Perry

Past grant recipients