Community Motorsport Program continuing to accept applications

Friday 04 June, 2021
The Victorian State Government’s Community Motorsport Program is still open.
(Photo: HSV Owners Club of Victoria)
Motorsport Australia affiliated clubs in Victoria wanting to receive financial support through the Victorian State Government’s Community Motorsport Program can still do so with the second round of grants currently open. 
 
Aimed at assisting grassroot motorsport clubs in producing better facilities, equipment and training opportunities, more than $2.1 million was handed out during the first round of the program, with 11 clubs receiving special funding during the first round. 
 
For the second round of the program, up to $20,000 is available per club through four streams of funding opportunity, which will help clubs improve in areas to help increase membership and participation.
 
The four available streams of funding for which clubs can apply for are Safety and Operational Equipment, Volunteer and Official Training, Women and Girls Participation and Events and Activities.
 
The largest grants available are for Events and Activities with $20,000 on offer to successful applicants, while clubs wanting to purchase or repair Safety and Operational Equipment can get a $10,000 boost for an approve application.
 
Clubs wanting to invest in Volunteer and Official Training or Women and Girls Participation can receive up to $5000 if successful.
 
Interested applicants can apply for multiple streams and have until 5pm AEST on 21 June to meet the round two deadline. Clubs are expected to be notified of the outcome by September.
 
The third round of the funding program will reopen on 22 June. 
 
Clubs who have been previously successful in receiving funding are permitted to apply for round two funding.
 
One of the clubs to receive funding in round one was the Victorian Fire and Rescue Squad and its Chief Fire Marshal, Phil Craig was highly supportive of the program. 
 
“We’re very grateful to the program and very pleased to receive the funding, Craig said.
 
“It’s difficult to fundraise and replace very expensive rescue equipment and because of the funding, we now have state of the art equipment that can support safety at the Motorsport Australia events we attend.
 
“The application process was relativity straightforward and I really recommend It to any of the clubs out there that have a program.”
 
Victorian clubs can contact Motorsport Australia’s Regional Development Executive for Vic and Tasmania, Daniel Gorgievski, for further information on the Community Motorsport Program – simply email [email protected] to find out more.
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