Groups wishing to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire can get £300 grants.
Organisations are being encouraged to help mark the cycling race coming to the Keighley area on April 30 by holding events, activities or creating artwork along the route.
To help people to organise these events Bradford Council is offering one-off grants of up to £300.
The events could be community activities like street gatherings to watch the race or making inspiring decorations and artworks along the route, for example bunting, artwork on trees, flags, yarn-bombing or even people putting on a exhibition. Anything that could add extra atmosphere to the event and get people excited will be considered.
The organisation or group itself doesn’t have to be based along the route but priority will be given for activities or events or artwork which assists with animating the route.
Groups and organisations in the Bradford districts can hold events and activities between Monday 17 and Sunday 30 April and the closing date for grants is 10 March.
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment Sport and Culture, said: “We really want to make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire coming to our district and have a real party atmosphere bringing all communities together to celebrate. We hope people will be inspired to organise events and activities and will apply for the grants to help this happen.”
Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing the Tour de Yorkshire to Bradford this year and I’m thrilled to see the city really embracing the race and encouraging people to make the most of this fantastic event.
“The race offers a unique opportunity for towns and cities across the county to showcase themselves to the world, so I’d encourage the people of Bradford to come together to help make the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 the biggest and best one yet.”