Wymeswold Village Project Fund Community Grant Awards 2017

The Wymeswold Village Project Fund (the organising committee behind the annual Duck Races) again made grants available to local clubs, associations, societies, community projects and charities. The grants fund is generated by the profits from the betting races, BBQ and games at the Wymeswold Duck Races in May 2017

Applications from village-based organisations were received by the closing date of 30th September and the Awards Panel was able to distribute grants as follows:

  • Wymeswold Football Club
    Contribution towards football equipment                             £300
  • 1st Wolds Scouts Group
    Contribution towards new windows / doors                         £300
  • Wymeswold Playgroup
    Contribution towards new fridge                                             £150

The Awards Panel felt that all the above projects met the conditions of the award scheme and were pleased to help these village organisations with their respective projects.

Next year’s Duck Races will be held on Sunday 6th May 2018 and as usual village groups are invited to get involved.

There will be an OPEN EVENING on Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 7.30pm in THE WINDMILL .

The Duck Race needs your support and we need new volunteers to make this annual celebration a sustainable calendar event for the village. ALL WELCOME.

Further details can be obtained from Wilma O’Leary (Secretary of the Wymeswold Village Project Fund / Duck Races) at wilma.oleary@googlemail.com

 

Wymeswold Village Project Fund Community Grants 2017

The Wymeswold Waddle and Duck Races were held on Sunday 14th May and with great weather it was a superb community event for all.

The Duck Race committee raised around £1000 from the betting races, BBQ and games while the various local non-commercial organisations ran their own attractions and retained their profits.

Wymeswold Village Project Fund (the organising committee behind the annual Duck Races) is again making grants available to local clubs, associations, societies, community projects and charities. These grants are as a result of the profits realised on the betting races, BBQ and games.

Applications are invited from properly-constituted community and voluntary groups for activities not conducted for profit. Grants should be towards a new initiative or project (rather than general running costs) and there should be an identifiable benefit to people residing in the parish of Wymeswold.

The organisation or project must be based in the Parish of Wymeswold or carry out activities (other than fund-raising) within the Parish.

Further details of the criteria for grant applications and an application form can be obtained from Wilma O’Leary (Secretary of the Wymeswold Village Project Fund / Duck Races) at wilma.oleary@googlemail.com. Details and the application form can also be downloaded below.

Completed application forms should be forwarded to the Secretary (at 1 Marys Close, Wymeswold) by 31st October 2017, including details of the purpose of the grant requested and how such a grant would benefit the members of the organisation or the greater community.

Details of the awards will be posted on the Parish Noticeboard, the Christian Link and on www.wymeswold.com  later in the year.

Duck Race Grants Application Form as document

Duck Race Grants Application Form as PDF