Tomorrow’s motorsport stars in Western Victoria will soon be enjoying better equipment and training opportunities with the Andrews Labor Government fuel-injecting more than $750,000 into local initiatives thanks to Round 2 of the Community Motorsport Program.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced that six motorsport clubs in Western Victoria had scored almost $74,000 in grants from the Motorsport Club Assistance Category of the Program to help boost local participation at a grassroots level.
In Western Victoria, recipients include:
|Colac Motorcycle Club Inc.||Stream 1 – Safety and Operational Equipment||Track communications||$5,038.00|
|Stream 2 – Volunteer and Official Training||First Aid training||$2,400.00|
|Portland District Karting Club||Stream 1 – Safety and Operational Equipment||New I.T. Equipment||$2,642.00|
|Stream 4 – Events and Activities||2022 Portland District Kart Club VCS Round||$3,333.00|
|South Coast Drag Racing Association||Stream 1 – Safety and Operational Equipment||Scraping Machine for Track Safety Preparation||$10,000.00|
|Stream 4 – Events and Activities||South Coast Nationals||$10,000.00|
|South West Kart Club Inc||Stream 1 – Safety and Operational Equipment||Race Day Equipment Upgrades and Scrutineering Storage||$8,607.00|
|Stream 3 – Women and Girls Participation||Women’s Race Gear, Protective Clothing and Storage||$4,895.00|
|Warrnambool Kart Club||Stream 1 – Safety and Operational Equipment||Track safety fencing upgrade||$10,000.00|
|Stream 3 – Women and Girls Participation||Come and Try||$5,000.00|
|Stream 4 – Events and Activities||2022 Victorian Country Series Event Support – Warrnambool||$3,333.00|
|Casterton Sporting Motorcycle Enduro Club Inc||Stream 1 – Safety and Operational Equipment||Operational & Safety Equipment – Solar power antenna, first aid tent and wall kit, iPad and hand held radios||$8,538.00|
In total, 106 grants from the second round of the Motorsport Club Assistance Category will be shared amongst 64 clubs across the state.
The Community Motorsport Program is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $7.4 million Racing Into a New Era for Motorsport initiative aimed at addressing gaps in motorsport infrastructure and equipment, training volunteers and officials, supporting young motorsport participants and facilitating more women and girls to get involved.
Applications for Round 3 of the Motorsport Club Assistance Category of the Program are now open until 21 December 2021.
Grants from the Community Motorsport Program are also available under the Infrastructure Upgrades and Equipment Category which is open for applications until 10 November 2021.
Under the Infrastructure Upgrades and Equipment Category there are grants available for the purchase of critical facility equipment (up to $50,000); and support for minor (up to $100,000) and major infrastructure developments (up to $500,000).
Motorsport in Victoria supports over 4,000 jobs and contributes almost $700 million to the Victorian economy.
Since 2014, the Andrews Labor Government has invested more than $1.1 billion in community sport and active recreation infrastructure.
With the support of the Community Motorsport Program we’re hoping to rev up those numbers so even more Victorians can enjoy the benefits only motorsports can deliver.
For more information about grant recipients and future funding opportunities visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Victorians love their motorsports – that’s why we’re making sure women and men, girls and boys, instructors and volunteers have access to quality facilities and programs so they can do their communities proud.”
“Congratulations to all six clubs. I strongly encourage other local motorsport and motorcycling clubs in Western Victoria to follow in their footsteps and take advantage of all the new possibilities this funding boost can deliver.”