Funding available for projects celebrating Tour de Yorkshire

The Tour de Yorkshire comes to Pateley Bridge.
The Tour de Yorkshire comes to Pateley Bridge.

To celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire, Harrogate Borough Council is inviting groups from across the district to apply for up to £1,000 of funding for activities associated with the event.

The council has created a £10,000 funding pot to support projects which encourage community involvement and boost tourism. Schools, community groups, parish and town councils, voluntary organisations and charities are being encouraged to apply.

Priority will be given to applications received from areas on the Tour de Yorkshire route.

Applications open tomorrow, February 20, and the deadline is March 20 at 12pm.

Councillor Stanley Lumley, Harrogate Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture and Sport said: “One of the most rewarding aspects of the Tour de Yorkshire is how communities work together on projects and activities which really bring the occasion to life.

“Last year funding was used to dress villages in Nidderdale, Pateley Bridge and Knaresborough, so that they looked fantastic for people lining the route and those watching on television.

“This grant funding can be used in a variety of ways from putting on events, dressing towns and villages, establishing cycling activities or creating fabulous land art. So if you are wanting to celebrate the arrival of this exciting cycle race then please apply.”

For more information on the grants and how to apply visit www.harrogate.gov.uk/communitygrants, call John McGivern on 01423 500600, or emailjohn.mcgivern@harrogate.gov.uk.