Boston Big Local has awarded funding of £2,499 to Boston Bike Night to help support the success of the event and allow the organising committee to build foundations for next year.
The volunteer-led event attracts around 5,000 visitors to Boston town centre to enjoy the spectacle of up to 2,000 visiting motorbikes.
The Boston Big Local grant will help to cover costs including insurance, safety barriers and First Aid support. Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Support worked with Boston Bike Night to secure the funds and will also seek to support the committee to find more volunteer marshals.
The event otherwise relies on sponsorship from local businesses.
David Simpson, Boston Bike Night committee chairman, said: “This grant gives us the comfort that we have got something in hand to cope with next year and takes off a lot of pressure.
“Without LCVS we would not have known about this funding and we are grateful to them, Boston Big Local and all of our sponsors.
“It’s their support that will help secure the future of Boston Bike Night, which is really Boston’s biggest event apart from the May Fair and largest Bike Night in Lincolnshire outside of Barton in the north.”
Boston Big Local Chair, Richard Tory, said: “Boston Big Local agreed to help fund this event as it is such an important part of the town’s social calendar, drawing in thousands of people from all backgrounds to experience a unique gathering of machines and their riders, in an atmosphere of openness and inclusivity.”
The 21st Boston Bike Night takes place from 6pm on Thursday, 6 July.
If you would like to help as a volunteer marshal to ensure the success of this event, contact Boston Volunteer Centre, run by LCVS, on 01205 510888 ext 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the Boston Bike Night via their website at www.bostonbikenight.co.uk