The Victorian Government’s Sporting Club Program (SCP) announced its 2020 grant recipients this week, with the Speedway community once again benefiting with thousands of dollars going to Victorian tracks.

Speedway Australia worked in conjunction with a number of venues to secure funding in the latest round of grants, with the focus on sporting goods and safety equipment to assist in the running of race events. A number of tracks benefited, with the likes of Alexandra and Wangaratta receiving funding towards protective fire suits for officials and new sets of flags, whilst Swan Hill will see each of their track officials kitted out in custom uniforms.

With many of our east coast venues struggling to fund such upgrades courtesy of bushfire, floods and COVID putting a premature end to last season’s calendars, our attention now turns to the joint federal and state government economic relief program in place to support local community projects.

$250m in NSW, and a further $68m in VIC has been set aside to assist community groups and not-for-profit businesses in a number of shires and local government areas directly affected by the 2020 bushfires (see image for a guide for who may be eligible). With many of our venues nestled within these regions, this spells a great opportunity for tracks to seek funding for any number of venue upgrades and improvements.

We have been in contact with a number of the venues located within the eligible shires to discuss how we may assist with applications, however there are still a number of tracks eligible who we would love to assist!

Clubs that wish to get a head start on putting an application together can contact Sport Development Officer (NSW, VIC), Adam Brook using the details listed on the contacts page.

Posted: 4/12/2020