Wymeswold Village Project Fund - Community Grant Awards 2013


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. The grants fund is generated by the profits from the betting races, BBQ and games at the Wymeswold Duck Races. There were additional funds available as a result of donations from the Washstock music festival in July.

Applications from four village-based organisations were received by the closing date of 30th September and the Awards Panel was able to distribute a total of £1,100 in grants as follows:

  • Wymeswold Memorial Hall
    Cost of refrigeration equipment
  • Wymeswold Washdyke Association
    Contribution towards a new sign for the sundial
  • Wolds Girl Guides
    Contribution towards cost of theatre trip
  • Wymeswold Cricket Club
    Cost of replacement wicket mower

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 11th May 2014 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