West Lindsey: £1 million support fund

The new Guildhall at Marshalls Yard.

The new Guildhall at Marshalls Yard.

West Lindsey District Council is encouraging community groups and projects to apply for grants from a new £1 million fund.

The Community Assets Fund has been set up to support local projects across the West Lindsey district.

As well as funding, groups can get expert advice from CAN Invest, the Plunkett Foundation and Community Lincs.

All three organisations have a strong background in supporting community and social enterprises that can help stimulate employment, community impact and volunteering.

Chairman of the prosperous communities committee at West Lindsey District Council, Coun Malcolm Parish said: “If you have an idea that can have a positive impact on the people of West Lindsey, we would really like to hear from you.”

“At a time when money is much harder to come by for community projects – we hope you take advantage of this fund. Together we can all really make a difference to our communities.”

The fund is looking to support ideas that fall under four key themes.

People looking for funds to improve community halls or equipment to increase their sustainability.

Social enterprises looking to start or grow in West Lindsey.

Community-owned enterprises run by communities who see a need for a service in their area and want to start and own a local business, like a shop, pub or post office.

And community sports groups looking to increase local impact by refurbishing venues or buying equipment to widen participation.

Kate Markey, managing director of CAN Invest said: “Do you have an idea for your community that meets one of these themes?”

“There is different funding available depending on which theme you apply for and business support to turn ideas into reality.”

“We hope this call out will inspire the people of West Lindsey to think about ideas for their community.”

To register your interest or to find out more about the Community Assets Fund call The Plunkett Foundation on 01993 810730 or visit www.communityassetsfund.org.uk


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