2024 Club Development Fund open for applications

Monday 19 February, 2024
See more at motorsport.org.au/CDF

The Supercheap Auto Motorsport Australia Club Development Fund has opened for 2024, with round one applications now being accepted.

Available to all Motorsport Australia affiliated clubs, the Club Development Fund was created as a way to help clubs in growth and development by supplying funds, which can be used to run participation programs and increase membership.

There are three different funding areas open to clubs, with projects that fit within each category likely to receive funding.

Those areas include the purchase of Safety and Operational Equipment, Volunteer Upskilling & Club Capacity Building, and Participation Programs – the latter of which is divided into three subsections.

Making up the Participation Programs that this funding area offers to support are Come & Try Days, Junior Development and Women’s Introduction to Motorsport Programs. Resources such as program guides and additional support from Motorsport Australia staff is also available to assist clubs to get these programs off the ground.

Read the 2024 Supercheap Auto Club Development Fund Guidelines.

Clubs have until 11:59pm AEST on 31 May to apply for funding and can do so by submitting the online application form available here. All clubs will receive the outcome of their round one application in June.

Motorsport Australia CEO Sunil Vohra encouraged Motorsport Australia affiliated clubs to apply for funding. 

“The Supercheap Auto Club Development Fund is a great opportunity for clubs to get some financial assistance and put towards a program that will ultimately drive an increase in membership and participation at events,” Vohra said.

“Applying for the Club Development Fund is a very simple process and I highly recommend clubs do it as there is nothing to lose – especially if clubs run an event within the participation segment. 

“Motorsport Australia is invested in making our sport grow across all levels, but especially at grassroots level as that is the heartbeat of Australian motorsport.”

Clubs can get more information by heading to the Club Resource Centre, or by reaching out to their respective Regional Development Executive.

In 2023, 21 clubs received funding of up to $1500 to run events via the Club Development Fund, and clubs can receive a similar amount with the exception of those who apply for the Participation Programs, which has been raised to $3000.

2023 Round 1 recipients
VIC: HSV Owners Club Victoria (Incorporating HDT) Inc
VIC: Austin Healey Sprite Drivers' Club
TAS: Hobart Sporting Car Club
TAS: Light Car Club of Tasmania
QLD: Historic Leyburn Sprints
QLD: Central Coast Car Club (Gladstone)
NSW: Raleigh Motorsports Association
WA: WA Sporting Car Club
WA: Ashendons First Intervention Inc
SA: Tarmac Junior Development Program Assoc. of South Australia

2023 Round 2 recipients
VIC: Impreza WRX Club Inc
VIC: Car Club Of RMIT Inc
VIC: MG Car Club of Geelong (inc)
VIC: Marque Sports Car Association of Victoria
VIC: Toyota Car Club Of Australia Inc
VIC: Ballarat Light Car Club Incorporated
NSW: Christian Autosports Club of Australia
NSW: Series X3 NSW
NSW: NSW Road Racing Club
SA: Sporting Car Club of SA Inc
SA: Walkerville All Cars Club Incorporated 

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