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26 October 2023

Cheltenham Racecourse launches Community Fund in centenary year

Cheltenham Racecourse is launching a community fund run in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Cheltenham to assist with neighbourhood projects. The fund is announced as part of the celebrations for 100 years of the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 

The Community Grant will be awarded to a wide range of groups: registered charities, recognised and established community groups promoting sport, art, music, or health and well-being; schools and playgroups, sporting, art or music groups or societies and not for profit organisations.

The Jockey Club’s ethos is to ensure that as large sports venues they are having a positive impact on local areas and one of the objectives of the Gold Cup Centennial year is to fundraise for worthy causes.

Assistant General Manager of Cheltenham Racecourse, Andre Klein, said: “We want people to be proud to live in a town that is home to this great sporting arena, and we know it is important to help and support the community where we can and leave a positive impact.

“Gold Cup 100 is an incredibly exciting project, and it really is a once in a lifetime event to be a part of. We want to leave a legacy from the celebrations that will truly help and enhance our local area, and this felt like a great way to that.”

These grants will support life-enhancing projects and initiatives operating within the boundaries of the Cheltenham-specific postcodes: GL50, GL51, GL52, GL53, and GL54.

Over the next 12 months, several fundraising events will take place to raise funds for the Community Grant before a panel made-up of representatives from the Rotary Club and The Jockey Club will review applications and ensure that the funding goes to the best possible causes for the community.

To find out more about the Gold Cup 100 Community Fund and how to apply for a grant, visit this link

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