Motorsport clubs are the backbone of UK motorsport
Clubs & Organisers
Motorsport UK recognises that motor clubs are the backbone of UK motorsport and is committed to aiding their development through a variety of resources and initiatives:
Taster & Entry-Level Competitions
To help encourage newcomers, Motorsport UK offers a Taster Event permit, under which all competitors are deemed to be club members for the day. This allows clubs to run events for members of the public, making it as easy as possible for them to get their first taste of competitive grassroots motor sport from behind the wheel. Motorsport UK-registered clubs are permitted to run one such event per year in each discipline for public and non-club members. Please click here for further information.
Motorsport UK Development Fund (formerly MSA Motor Sport Development Fund)
Motorsport UK provides a fund that offers registered clubs grant aid towards development activities. Since the fund was started, Motorsport UK has provided grant aid of over £1 million to assist projects worth a total of more than £5 million. To make an application on behalf of your club, please find the guidance and application forms below.
British Motorsport Trust Grants
The British Motorsport Trust (BMT) provides support towards venue improvement projects and safety-related projects – please do not use the above links for applications for these funding streams. Grants include the Safety Development Fund Programme, the Closed Road Event Safety Grant, the Venue Safety and Sustainability Improvement Grant, the Rescue Unit and Equipment Grant and the Volunteers and Marshals Training Day Programme.
Guidance and an application form to apply directly to the BMT are available by clicking here.
Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Registration
If your club is eligible, you can become a community amateur sports club (CASC) and benedit from tax relief on income, gains and profits from some activities, gift aid repayments on donations and business rates relief. To see if your club is eligible please refer to the link below.