The results of round two of the Victorian Government’s Community Motorsport Program funding have been released, with two ANDRA clubs featuring on the list of entities which have successfully secured funding.
The South Coast Drag Racing Association will receive $20,000 which will be split equally across the purchase of a Scraping Machine for track preparation and the running of the South Coast Nationals.
Beat the Heat (Victoria), in conjunction with the Wimmera Off Street Drag Racing Association, will receive $14,043 for the purchase of a Drag Racing Lights and Timing system for the Wimmera facility ($9,043) and the running of the Wimmera Eighth Mile Championship ($10,000).
Participation in the program is limited to applications from motorsport clubs and organisations that are currently affiliated with Motorsport Australia or Motorcycling Victoria or its delegated bodies, such as ANDRA.
“We’re backing Victoria’s motorsport clubs to grow their membership and improve the experience they can offer at all levels of participation and competition,” Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence, said.
“Support for events and infrastructure are important, and so is training and education for the volunteers who are the heart and soul of clubs across the state.”
ANDRA Chief Executive Officer Brett Stevens said he was pleased to see ANDRA clubs being funded through the program, which has also bestowed $500,000 on the Sunraysia Drag Racing Association in an earlier Infrastructure funding round.
“The support for Victorian clubs by Sport and Recreation Victoria is greatly appreciated,” said Stevens.
“With funding for the Motorsport Club Assistance Category and the Infrastructure Upgrades and Equipment Category still open, we encourage any Victorian-based clubs to put in their applications before the deadlines and if they need any help or advice, to reach out to the ANDRA team.”
The Motorsport Club Assistance Category funding provides grants up to $20,000 to support safety and operational equipment; build club capacity through volunteer and officials training; increase junior, women and girls’ participation; and host events and activities. Applications for rounds three and four of the Motorsport Club Assistance Category funding close on 21 December 2021 and 30 June 2022 respectively.
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).
For full guidelines on the application process, please click here.
For more from ANDRA, visit www.andra.com.au
For more on the SRV’s Community Motorsport program, please click here.