FORDS Care (The Fund for Oval Racing Drivers and Staff)

FORDS Care offers financial support on a case by case basis to amateur racing drivers, track staff and licensed photographers injured while racing at all Oval Racing Council International (ORCi) licensed short oval race tracks.

Our Aim is: To relieve and prevent financial hardship amongst persons involved in or connected with the sport of oval circuit racing who are in need by reason of incapacity, by providing grants and any other charitable support to such individuals.

Grants are given to help with general living costs during the time of incapacity.

We aim to deliver real help with genuine care and common sense. We can’t mend your broken bones but we can help ease your financial worries, leaving you free to focus on mending properly. And because we’d prefer it if you didn’t get hurt, we support safety improvements to protect you.

Last updated on 7 May 2020

Who is eligible?

FORDS Care helps drivers of all formulae*, track staff and media people and their families at all member tracks if they are injured in a racing incident, unable to work as a result of those injuries and have a reduced income as a result.

Applicants must be UK or Republic of Ireland residents.

We offer financial support according to individual circumstances, so that we can give more where it’s needed most. There is no membership, application or fee; it’s for everyone holding a full or day licence at our member tracks as well as any Promoters’ insurance.

* Restrictions apply to drivers of formulae covered by other Benevolent Funds and junior drivers under working age.

Please note: We do not make grants in the event of a fatality. We are unable to help non-UK or Republic of Ireland residents, injured minors who do not work or people injured at race tracks that are not members of ORCi. We are also unable to help with replacing damaged cars or racing equipment.

How to apply?

Email or write to FORDS Care explaining how you are eligible and what you need assistance with.

Contact details

FORDS Care (The Fund for Oval Racing Drivers and Staff)
102 Willow Close
BS34 5SQ

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