Five community projects are sharing almost £12,000 as they make plans to celebrate the visit of the world’s top cyclists to Richmondshire in September.
They have all received grants from the District Council’s UCI Event Fund.
The fund aims support communities wanting to celebrate the visit to the district by the largest sporting event for the UK in 2019, the UCI Road World Cycling Championships. Cyclists will be in Richmond on September 26 when the town hosts a start event and again on September 29 on the last day of the championships.
Successful bids through the first round are:
- Bainbridge Parish Council - £1,824
- Hawes United Football Club - £2,000
- Leyburn Town Council - £2,000
- Muker Parish Council - £823
- Richmond Town Council - £5,000
There is still time for community groups and parish/town councils to apply for a slice of the fund, with a second deadline of 12noon on Monday 8th July. The scheme can support the costs of decorations, a big screen to show the race or route animation.
There is a maximum grant of £2,000 available per application. The application form can be found on our community grant scheme web-page.
For more information on the UCI Road World Championships check out yorkshire2019.co.uk