Dollars For Dirt Community Fund
Are you part of a mountain bike club or group that could use a few extra bucks to continue being awesome? We’d love to help!
Each month we select three groups who are doing excellent things in MTB in Australia. We’re thinking - trail care groups, local mountain bike clubs and other bike programs.
We put $1,200 on the table, and ask our customers that month to vote for their favourite group via a poll after they check out - this determines who gets $600, and the other two groups will get $300 each. Everyone wins a prize!
Plus your club or group will be seen by everyone who checks out on the site during the month, as well as in our emails and social media.
We've been running this program since late 2016 - we started off offering a total pool of $600 each month, and in June 2018 we doubled the donation amounts! We've supported dozens and dozens of clubs in that time. We'd love yours to be next.
Who can apply:
Any group doing great things for MTB In Australia!
For example -
- Trail care groups
- Mountain Bike Clubs
- Mountain bike programs (e.g. run through schools or community groups)
- Groups that promote MTB
Who can’t apply:
- Individuals or personal projects - sorry, this funding is only for groups.
- Groups based outside Australia
- All applications are at our final discretion.
If your group is selected, we’ll send you an email to let you know, and let you know when your group is going to be featured. You might not hear from us right away, but we may we’ll keep all applications on file and work through them each month.
HOW DO I VOTE?
Easy! First, jump online and place an order. After you confirm and pay for your order, you’ll reach the Order Confirmation web page. There you’ll find a section dedicated to our program and you can vote for your favourite organisation (Remember, each of the groups for that month gets something, but the group with the most votes gets the biggest share of the funds!).
*** Voting runs from the 1st to the 25th of each month ***
HOW ARE THE FUNDS USED?
We let clubs decide where, how and when they use funds. We trust clubs and groups to know the best way to spend the money to help their local MTB community, and we're stoked to hear about some of the great ways the funding has been put to use -
"We had a very positive experience with the dollars for dirt program. We used the money to buy tools for our club working bees. Thanks for supporting mtb in OZ."
- Steve, Snowy Mountains MTB
"I thought the process was easy, transparent and generous. I hope you continue with it!"
"Mountain Bike Direct's Dollars for Dirt initiative helped pay for the printing of thirty Sunshine Coast Trail Alliance (SCTA) 'trail crew' vests for our volunteers, and cast a light on your trail building efforts"
- Ben, Bushrangers MTB
"This is very exciting! Thanks so much for backing us!"
- Brendan, Erina High School
"Thanks so much for this, it will go back into the trail building fund that the club uses to maintain and update the tracks"
- Rebecca, You Yangs MTB
"Thank you so much for the support. A little goes a really long way."
- Chris, Richmond River Riders
"Thank you so much for your support and the opportunity to generate a little bit of funding for RoMBA."
- Kylie, RoMBA
"Thank you so much! $150 will come in very handy for our upcoming race. We'd like to thank Mountain Bikes Direct for their generosity."
- Mell, MTB Bundaberg
"Thanks so much for your support and the great initiative from Mountain Bikes Direct"
- Michael, Lysterfield District Trail Riders
"Thank you for your support, the money will be used to buy some new tools, we seem to be breaking a lot recently haha!"
- Shane, Gold Coast Mountain Bike Club
"Thank you so much for this our club really appreciates it. It will help immensely in so many ways.
- Nathan, Townsville Rockwheelers MTB Club