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Gold Cup 100 Community Grant Initiative

In partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Cheltenham

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One of the three objectives of the Gold Cup Centennial year is to fundraise for worthy causes. There are a number of scheduled activities; such as the Dawn Runs in June, when we will be fundraising for our main charity partner, Racing Welfare.

We are very keen that this special occasion leaves a legacy in the local community and will be launching a community fund to assist with neighbourhood projects. This will be run in conjunction with the Rotary Clubs of Cheltenham.

About the Community Grant Initiative

The Gold Cup 100 Community Grant Initiative is operated by Cheltenham Racecourse (The Jockey Club) in partnership with the Rotary Clubs of Cheltenham


It is open to applications from local community organisations and groups that are registered or operate within the boundaries of the Cheltenham specific Postcodes: GL50, GL51, GL52, GL53 and GL54.

  • Registered Charities
  • Recognised, established community groups promoting sport, art, music or health and well-being
  • Schools and playgroups
  • Sporting, art or music groups or societies
  • Other not for profit organisations

The GC100 Community Grant Initiative will be launched on September 1, 2023, and will operate until June 30, 2024.


During this period specific events associated with the Gold Cup 100 centennial year will be identified as fundraising occasions for the Community Grant Initiative.


Funds raised at these occasions will form the funding for the community grants.


The Rotary Clubs of Cheltenham to assist resources on these occasions when possible. Applications will be open throughout the period.


All applications will be reviewed monthly by the grant making committee.


No decision will be made on the future of the Community Grant Initiative until August 31, 2024.

Each application will be reviewed for eligibility by a panel jointly chaired by Cheltenham Racecourse and The Rotary Clubs.

Eligible applications will then be selected on the merits of the submission.

To be paid through The Jockey Club in the period immediately following selection.


Some applicants will be invited to have a representation at a promotional grant awarding ceremony to be held at the racecourse. The first of these will form part of the GC100 celebration at the Festival 2024.



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