The Safety Development Fund programme is open to application by Motorsport UK Registered Clubs or other Motorsport UK Registered or Licensed Organisations (at the discretion of the Trustees). Priority will be given to applications which are considered most likely to further improve safety aspects of motor sport. This programme includes, but is not limited to, four major strands:
Points to consider before applying for a grant
Before completing a grant application form, please refer to the relevant FAQ’s which list typical examples of eligible projects.
Please also bear in mind the following important points which apply to all applications:
When you are ready to start completing the application form, please do this as fully as possible, as the more detail and supporting information you can provide, the easier it is for the Trust’s Awards Panel to properly consider your application and reach a positive decision. Please remember to include copies of paid invoices if relevant purchases have already been made, or a copy of a quotation if a purchase is still pending at the time of application.
Please ignore any questions on the form which you may consider irrelevant to your particular application.
Please return completed application forms (by post or e-mail) to the Trust General Secretary as below. Applications are normally considered by the Awards Panel in batches approximately every 4 weeks, and feedback to applicants is normally provided within two weeks thereafter at most, or once any queries raised by the Awards Panel have received a satisfactorily response.
For any further information, please contact the Trust General Secretary’s Office:
Allan Dean-Lewis MBE, “Birds Nest”, 28 Tan y Bryn Road, Llandudno, LL30 1UU
Tel: (+44) 0780 159 1332 | E mail: email@example.com
Closed Road Event Safety Grants exist to assist Clubs running ‘closed road’ events in all the home countries and islands of the UK, whether rally or speed in nature, and whether to existing or new legislation. The percentage grant is intended to assist with the purchase of spectator safety and control equipment and statutory (local/national authority) safety signage that may be required for the running of such events.
The maximum grant available is £600 per Motorsport UK Club per year (representing no more than 75% of costs to that figure) for the first year of application and a maximum of £300 for the second year run by the same club.
Grants also remain available to all appropriate Motorsport UK Clubs towards the purchase of safety management radios and fire extinguishers to further improve Rally Safety.
Venue Safety and Sustainability Improvement Grants apply to fixed and temporary venues, including noise management projects, where they help to ensure continued or extended use of a venue. Track or course works are normally eligible for grant aid (especially where recommended by Motorsport UK Venue Inspectorate), whereas buildings and infrastructure generally are not.
Recovery Units and Equipment Grants are available on a sliding scale of percentages for the replacement or renewal of Motorsport UK Licensed Recovery Units and their currently Motorsport UK specified equipment. The level of grant available recognises that for some units a level of commercial activity may be undertaken which is outside the remit of the Trust’s grant aid. This grant is not available for normal service and maintenance requirements.
The British Motorsport Trust provides block grant aid funding each year for Safety Training related projects. These include but are not limited to: Marshals Training Days; Rescue & Recovery Training Days; and Medical Training Days.
Please note that the management and administration of these lie with the Motorsport UK Training Department, and a different application process for that grant aid consideration exists. You cannot use the BMSTT Safety Development Fund (or the Motorsport UK Motor Sport Development Fund) application forms for this purpose.
For further information regarding the Volunteers & Marshals Training Day support programme please contact the Motorsport UK Training Department on 01753 765000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Rescue Units and Equipment Grants are available on a sliding scale of percentages for the replacement or renewal of Motorsport UK Licensed Rescue Units and their currently Motorsport UK specified equipment. The level of grant available recognises the potential life-saving role which these volunteer manned units perform. This grant is not available for normal service and maintenance requirements.
grant aid application form for the Safety Development Fund can be downloaded from HERE. The document contains instructions on where to send your completed form. Alternatively, you can use the online form available HERE.
Before submitting an application, please refer to the guidelines found further below that outline the types of projects that may be admissible for grant aid
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