Get Doncaster Cycling Microgrant Scheme (UCI)

The funding Scheme was open to communities and allowed them to apply for small pots of money to assist them in delivering events, decorating their area and take advantage of the event within their Community.

As a result of the Leeds Beckett University research on Tour De Yorkshire 2018 and the recommendation’s for future events they had identified, Doncaster Council introduced a Microgrant funding Scheme for the 2019 Tour De Yorkshire in Doncaster.

The funding Scheme was open to communities and allowed them to apply for small pots of money to assist them in delivering events, decorating their area and take advantage of the event within their Community. To download the Monitoring Report for the TDY Microgrant Scheme please click the below link:-

TDY 19 Microgrant Monitoring Report
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The scheme was seen as a huge success and therefore delivered again for the UCI Road World Championships.

In total 15x Community Groups and organisations applied and were successful. Please click on the below drop down boxes to find out more about each applicant and how they utilised the funding:-

Friends of Sandall Park

Friends of Sandall Park created a fan hub within Sandall Park and along the footways outside the park from Leger Way to Wheatley Hall Road. Part of their event included a ‘Sterile’ zone for disabled, less abled, b-friend members and special needs visitors to have an unrestricted view of the races.

Their application was for a number of items, which they would distribute to those utilising the “Sterile Zone” viewing area to encourage their involvement and participation:-
• Waving Flags
• Plastic re-usable sports bottles for water
• Non – Perishable items such as dried fruit / seeds and nuts etc.
 

Edenthorpe Parish Council

Edenthorpe Parish Council were keen on ensuring their area was fully decorated for the event. Therefore, their application was for:-
• Bunting
• Waving Flags

The Bunting was utilised along the full stretch of road in Edenthorpe with participation from local businesses and residents. The Waving flags were handed out to members of the public and a large number of schoolchildren who had come out to watch the race.
 

People Focused Group

People Focused Group (PFG) created a traditional family sports day with a number of activities planned for the attendees.

They were seeking funding for a Gas BBQ to be used on the day which would enable them to provide refreshments and help to create a party style atmosphere. They advised they would charge a minimal cost for a burger which will cover the cost of providing food and help to contribute to the costs incurred in decorating etc. The BBQ would then continue to be a community asset and allow them to host more of these fun days.
  People Focused Group successfully applied for Microgrant Scheme

Doncaster Council – Countryside Team

Doncaster Councils Countryside Team wanted to engage with the primary schools in the Thorne area by going into school to make bunting with every pupil to be displayed on the route. The plan was for each child to personalise a piece of the bunting with a handprint and a heathy pledge.

The funding was used to purchase the relevant items required for this activity.

They engaged with approximately 2700 pupils with the support from Doncaster Councils Communities team. This included a number of primary schools in the Thorne and Moorends area. This also allowed the group to use the event to create a working relationship with the local schools and engage with the public.
  Thorne School Children Bunting on the Canal Bridge

Thorne Moorends Events Working Group

Thorne Moorends Events Working Group applied for funding to allow them to bring in the Provision of balance bike sessions as part of a wider Thorne Junior Fan Zone event in Memorial Park.
  Thorne and Moorends Events Working Group successfully applied for Microgrant Scheme

Thorne Netball Club

Thorne Netball Club were keen on offering free taster sessions in Walking Netball as part of the wider Thorne and Moorends Community event.

The group also wanted to have a stall advertising opportunities for people to engage with the club and play netball. Their aim was to engage the local community in the sport and raise awareness of their club and local sessions.

Therefore, the group applied for a Gazebo and folding table, which enabled them to provide a base and a focal point to engage with interested parties to display information and provide a more professional approach to encourage participants to have a go and join in.
  Thorne Netball Club successfully applied for UCI Microgrant Scheme

St Paul’s Community Church

St Paul’s Community Church were holding their bi-monthly Preloved Uniform sale with community coffee morning on the day of the event, so they saw a great opportunity to extend their event for the community.

The group applied for a number of Arts and Crafts items to be used by families and local school children to create UCI and bicycle themed artwork. They also applied for a small number of refreshment items to be offered to attendees to their event.
  St Pauls Community Church successfully applied for Microgrant Scheme

Royal British Legion -Thorne Branch / Bridging Generations / Thorne & Moorends Healthy Living Group

The following groups were keen on delivering a protected seating/viewing area during the races for disabled and elderly people who may otherwise be deterred from getting involved in the event:-
• Royal British Legion -Thorne Branch
• Bridging Generations
• Thorne & Moorends Healthy Living Group

This would also create a quieter rest area during the wider fan zone event delivered in Thorne.

Working in partnership with each other and partnership agencies, the three groups decided on delivering two separate viewing areas in Thorne which would be utilised by their clients and older, more vulnerable members of the community including those with disabilities which were then given the opportunity to see and experience a once in a lifetime event in their neighbourhood.

The funding was used to purchase a number of chairs for these viewing areas. They will also now be utilised within the community for future Community events, which would allow them to provide sheltered areas for the elderly and members of the community with disabilities who may not have previously attended such events.
  Bridging Generations and Thorne & Moorends Healthy Living Group successfully applied for Microgrant Scheme

Friends of Thorne Memorial Park

As part of the wider Thorne and Moorends Events Committee, Thorne and Moorends Youth Group were keen on ensuring there was sufficient activity aimed at the younger generations and encourage families to attend the Thorne Fan Zone.

Therefore, the group applied for Free sports taster Sessions in various multi sports to be delivered in the junior fan zone located in Thorne Memorial Park.
  Friends of Thorne Memorial Park successfully applied for Microgrant Scheme

Thorne & Moorends Youth Group

Thorne & Moorends Youth Group applied for funding to enable engagement with children and young people to support the event and ensure they felt that they have been actively involved.

A group of young people worked with volunteers to make a range of cupcakes from scratch, to decorate with the UCI theme (including designing a topper) that can be handed out the local groups that will be in the designated fan zone / viewing areas for older people and those with health and mobility problems.

The project aimed to engage young people’s creative side, provide them with new skills, encourage intergenerational work, whilst also feeling involved in an important event within their community.

The funding was used to purchase ingredients for this activity and professionally made toppers for the cupcakes with the designs from the children being used on them.
  Thorne and Moorends Youth Group successfully applied for Microgrant Scheme

Thorne & Moorends Business Forum

Thorne and Moorends Business Forum were also keen on ensuring that the Thorne and Moorends Fan Zone would attract families to attend the fan zone event held in Thorne.

The group therefore applied for funding to provide a Face painter to be present throughout the day and provide free cycle themed face painting to spectators including the large amount of schoolchildren and families expected to be in attendance.
  Thorne and Moorends Business Forum successfully applied for Microgrant Scheme

Doncaster MIND

Doncaster Mind is a local charity supporting people who have been experiencing or experienced mental ill health. Part of this incorporates trying to get people into physical activity as we know this plays a key part in aiding someone’s personal wellbeing.

The group applied for funding to support their clients into trying out physical activity or introducing a new activity to help to improve their mental wellbeing. This included a cycling session at the new cycle track at the Dome.

Alongside these sessions, they also applied for items, which would allow their arts and crafts group to plan and create some banners for the UCI World Championships to be used during the race to support the cyclists on their route. They took both sets of clients and our social café clients to Sandal Park to take advantage of the viewing area they had created as part of their event.
  Doncaster MIND successfully applied for Microgrant Scheme

Wheatley Hills Tennis Club

Wheatley Hills Tennis Club wanted to deliver a family fun mini tennis activity during the day of the event. They applied for tennis balls and tutors to deliver the free activities, which were then provided at the St Pauls Community Church event, and the Friends of Sandall Park event mentioned above.
  Wheatley Hills Tennis Club successfully applied for Microgrant Scheme

A Monitoring report is due to be completed shortly for this Scheme and a link to it will be provided here when it is available.

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Last updated: 13 January 2020 11:23:09