Big Lottery Fund

 

Communities are being urged to come together and celebrate what is special about Yorkshire – and secure up to £10,000 cash for doing so.

 

The Big Lottery Fund Celebrate! is awarding between £300 and £10,000 to organisations or groups who organise one-off events to celebrate something specific or organise a big get-together as part of a drive to get people knowing their neighbours.

 

Shipley MP Philip Davies said: “It is a great opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate all that is good about Yorkshire. We have so much to be proud of and it would fantastic if some local groups in my constituency applied and held events to bring communities together for a great celebration. It could bring people together who would not normally meet and would be fun for all ages.”

 

Last month a YouGov survey, commissioned by The Big Lottery Fund, found that six out of ten people said they could not remember ever coming together to celebrate with their community.

 

Ideas for get-togethers include celebrating the community’s history, a local hero or getting to know your neighbours.

 

Cash will be awarded on a first come basis until the £3.875 million is allocated.

 

Applications are now open and more information can be found at www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/celebrateengland.