Yep, our Community Investment Program covers a significant breadth of project types. Like this one, when we came to the Ballarat Kart Club's rescue when they needed to undertake emergency gravel works. We knew how critical it was to have the groundworks completed for the 2023 Victorian Country Series; a lifeblood event for the club. So we made it happen. Ballarat Kart Club Secretary Paul Feely said "almost every competitor tows a trailer, a lot camp, and the condition of the grounds meant that anyone would've been bogged within minutes of entering the facility. With a full event calendar, there was no option to postpone to dryer weather. It was was extremely important to the Club not to cancel as we'd not had a major event for 3 long Covid years". The Club was extremely proud the event went ahead in adverse conditions and suggested it was a huge morale boost. Similarly, it resulted in increased memberships this year. "The works were widely praised and will be used again for future events, with the base settling nicely over summer", Mr Feely said. After being hit hard with adverse weather and financial blows in 2022, Ballarat Kart Club is now embarking on one of the biggest upgrades in its 60 year history, with a State Government community motorsport grant. If your community group or organisation may be interested in applying for Community Investment project funding, ask in Branch for more information, eligibility criteria and/or apply online at www.communitygrowshere.com.
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