The York County Community Foundation's YorIt committee, which awards grant money each year to fund ideas designed to invigorate York, has narrowed its 2013 finalists to five.
Still in the running are Townie Brand, website development for small businesses; YorShoppes, pop-up stores that would temporarily sell products from otherwise web-only businesses; CoWork 155, a membership-based office that would "serve as a home base" for working professionals who don't have their own building; Eat Play Breathe York, a group that wants the grant to purchase a bicycle-sharing station for downtown; and The Bee, a group of women who need a permanent work space to make things out of recycled materials.
The winner or winners could receive as much as $20,000 to put their idea into action.
The finalists, who first submitted their ideas in YouTube videos, are now required to submit a full proposal and be interviewed by YorIt members, according to a news release from the group.
A winner is expected to be announced in the spring.