Exciting news! We’re delighted to announce a partnership with GridPasses to sponsor a young freelance journalist’s travel to a race later in the year.
For the last two years, we’ve been running a column in which we asked women in motorsport what their biggest challenge was. The answer – bar none, regardless of which field within motorsport they worked in – was finances. The recent pay-gap data (which I discuss here, and Sidepodcast discusses here and here) sheds light on the severity of the situation.
GridPasses have always agreed with us that finances were a pain point in motorsport, and they have donated money to issue a grant to followers of this site. The recipient of the grant will be asked to
GridPasses specialises in motorsport business stories and branding - the real engine behind motorsports. They also host a regular invite-only Motorsport Business Roundtables at which Business Strategists, Motorsport Marketers and Business Development Managers discuss latest trends in the business. (The latest edition of the Roundtable column is here) They have also been involved in several charity fundraising drives including Zoom Auction, Laureus Sports for Good and Red Bull Spine Injuries charity “Wings for Life”.
GridPasses said, “Having been involved in motorsports for several years, we are pleased to be able to support upcoming talent with Motorsport Sisterhood - especially those currently under-represented. We hope this will be the first of many grants awarded and we hope to kickstart motorsport careers for many young women.”
Brij Schuil, CEO of Motorsport Sisterhood said, “We am thrilled to partner with GridPasses in issuing this grant. Funding young talent, especially talent from marginalised groups, has always been a goal of this organisation. I am deeply grateful to GridPasses for this donation initiative. Journalists are, on average, among the lowest-paid members of the motorsport community, and therefore this partnership fills an under-served niche in the tribe.”
Up to a maximum of 300 Euros
If you have any queries or if you wish to apply, send an email and requested information to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: “Application for 2018 GridPasses Travel Grant”
Deadline for applying for the travel grant is Thursday 28th June 2018, 22:00hrs GMT. Motorsport events for which the travel grant is used, are to be attended and reported by 31st December 2018; 23.59hrs GMT.