Wymeswold Village Project Fund - Community Grant Awards 2010


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

Applications from four village-based organisations were received by the closing date of 30th September, and the Awards Panel were able to distribute a total of £1000 in grants as follows:

  • Wymeswold Bowls Club
    Provision of a tea-urn and crockery for refreshments
  • Wymeswold Washdyke
    Interactive sundial project
  • Wymeswold Playgroup
    Purchase of two new child tricycles
  • Wymeswold Cricket Club
    Purchase of catching net and equipment for the Under-13 team

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

Next year's Duck Races will be held on Sunday 15th May 2011, and as usual village groups are invited to get involved. Further details can be obtained from Wilma O'Leary (Secretary of the Wymeswold Village Project Fund / Duck Races) at wilma.oleary@googlemail.com.