Sixty projects will share in more than $456,000 from the Government’s Community Motorsport Program.
The grants help motorsport and motorcycling clubs to upgrade safety, train volunteers and officials, boost participation particularly for women and girls and host events.
The latest round of recipients includes Club Resto My Ride in Williamstown, which received $20,000 to update their website and set up a podcast dedicated to female car restoration enthusiasts.
Sam Martin, Membership Manager of Club Resto My Ride said Club Resto my Ride is very excited to receive this contribution of funds from the Government to support our member website and our ‘Motorvated Women’ podcast.
Leongatha Motorcycle Club also received $13,000 to help purchase first aid kits, upgrade its outdated membership systems and train volunteers.
The Wimmera Kart Club also received close to $10,000 towards the purchase of a safety and recovery response car to assist with track incidents.
The Community Motorsport Program is part of the Government’s $7.4 million Racing into a New Era for Motorsport initiative.
It’s aimed at addressing gaps in motorsport infrastructure and equipment, training volunteers and officials, supporting young enthusiasts and women to get involved.
Motorsport in Victoria supports more than 4,000 jobs and contributes about $700 million to the Victorian economy.
For more information about grant recipients and future funding opportunities visit Community Motorsport Program.