Applications for Round Two of the Supercheap Auto Club Development Fund are now open

Round 1

Opened: 1 February 2023

Closed: 31 May 2023


Round 2

Now Open

Closing: 31 October 2023

Outcomes announced November 2023


Please ensure your club has read the funding guidelines and discussed your application with the Regional Development Executive for your state or jurisdiction before submitting your application.

Motorsport Australia, in partnership with Supercheap Auto, is proud to be able to offer to its Affiliated Sporting and Enthusiast Car Clubs the opportunity to obtain funding under the Supercheap Auto Club Development Fund.

The Supercheap Auto Club Development Fund is made available as part of Motorsport Australia's ongoing commitment to drive membership growth and participation opportunities in clubs and motorsport.

Clubs are encouraged to submit applications for initiatives and events that positively contribute towards Diversity and Inclusion in the sport, helping grow both club membership numbers and participants in the sport more broadly.

Since its inception in 2015, Motorsport Australia has awarded over $100,000 to Motorsport Australia Affiliated Sporting Car Clubs through the Club Development Fund. In 2023, affiliated Enthusiast Car Clubs will also have the opportunity to apply under certain funding areas.

Each successful grant recipient will also receive a Supercheap Auto Gift Card for their club.*

Enquiries regarding the Motorsport Australia Club Development Fund can be sent to [email protected].

*Gift Card to be used for club purposes only and are not intended to be redeemed for personal use. Gift Cards cannot be exchanged for monetary value.

Funding Areas

Funds will be allocated to projects that fit within one of the following four funding areas:

  • Funding Area 1: Safety and Operational Equipment 
  • Funding Area 2: Volunteer Upskilling and Club Capacity Building
  • Funding Area 3: Women and girls’ participation 
  • Funding Area 4: Events and activities 

The Club Development Fund will not fund the following:

  • Safety equipment specific to competitor or vehicle modifications which are ultimately intended for individual use (eg. Frontal Head Restraints)
  • safety devices which do not meet Motorsport Australia specifications (FIA approved)
  • capital expenditure
  • ongoing operational costs

Please refer to the funding guidelines for more information.

Overarching Criteria

Funds will be allocated to projects that meet all of the following criteria:

  • Assist in the development/growth of Motorsport Australia affiliated car club(s)
  • Encourage increased participation in motorsport
  • Be managed in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible manner
  • Be managed in consultation with Motorsport Australia 
  • Be supported by a co-investment from the applying club
  • Event(s) must operate under a Motorsport Australia permit with applicable safety and officiating standards in place
  • For an application to be considered, the club must consult with the Regional Development Executive (RDE) of that jurisdiction regarding the proposed use of funding. 

Projects will be preferred if:

  • They are supported by multiple clubs
  • They address multiple issues or growth areas within the motorsport community (i.e. female participation, succession planning for officials, environmental management, junior development)
  • They have local government support/involvement.

Items to note:

  • Only one successful application will be considered per club in each calendar year and the whole amount requested may not be allocated.
  • Some elements of results/reporting may be made available to other clubs to assist with their development (this process will be coordinated by Motorsport Australia)

Successful Applications

Successful applicants must enter into a funding agreement with Motorsport Australia. Funding agreements establish the parties and their commitments and obligations to each other and set out the general terms and conditions of funding.

Different terms and conditions apply to different types of grants and grant recipients. These terms and conditions are not negotiable.

The following conditions will apply to activities that receive a grant:

  • The grant recipient must enter into a funding agreement with Motorsport Australia which sets out the conditions and reporting requirements
  • The project must be completed within 12 months of receipt of the grant funds. Any unspent funds must be returned to Motorsport Australia
  • Funds must be spent on the activity as described in the application. Any proposed variation to the approved activity must be submitted to Motorsport Australia for approval prior to implementation
  • Grants to recipients not registered for GST will be made exclusive of GST 

Successful applicants will also be required to acknowledge Supercheap Auto and Motorsport Australia’s support through the provision of a grant from the Supercheap Auto Club Development Fund in any promotion of the project.

Payments will be made as long as:

  • The funding agreement has been signed by both parties
  • Grant recipients provide reports as required, or otherwise demonstrate that the activity is progressing as expected
  • Other terms and conditions of funding continue to be met

2022 Round 1 Funded Applications
Historic Touring Cars Association of New South WalesNSW
Grafton Sporting Car ClubNSW
Improved Production Racing Association NSW Pty LtdNSW
Historic Group N Association NSWNSW
Cooma Monaro Historic Automobile ClubNSW
Toyosports Car Club NSWNSW
Sydney Off Road Racing AssociationNSW
Westlakes Automobile Club NSW
Fiat Club of NSWNSW
Series X3 NSWNSW
Douglas Shire Motor Sports AssociationQLD
North Queensland Offroad Racing Association IncQLD
Historic Leyburn SprintsQLD
Townsville City Autosports ClubQLD
Adelaide Car ClubSA
Walkerville All Cars Club IncSA
Tarmac Junior Development Program Association of South AustraliaSA
Southern Districts Car ClubSA
South West Touring Car ClubWA
MX5 Racing WAWA
Light Car Club of WAWA
North West car Club inc.TAS

2022 Round 2 Funded Applications
Northshore Sporting Car ClubNSW
Christian Autosports Club of AustraliaNSW
Downs Motorsport ClubQLD
Gold Coast Tweet Motorsporting Club (GCTMC) IncQLD
Queensland Fire & Rescue Club IncQLD
Queensland Motor Racing Officials Association (QMROA)QLD
Cortina Capri Car Club SA IncSA
WA Car ClubWA
The Vintage Sports Car Club of WAWA
WA Sports Sedan and Sports Car AssociationWA
Wanneroo Flag Marshal AssociationWA
Albury and Wodonga District Car ClubVIC
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