£36,000 windfall for local causes in latest grant handouts

FOUR local community groups received over £36,000 between them in the latest round of grants from the district council.

In all 17 local causes and projects were given almost £88,000 in round two of the Community Grant Scheme.

In the local area, the biggest beneficiary was the Alford Community Church, which was given £16,000 recently to help fund a community worker as part of the ACCess project.

The new Furnichurch scheme in Winthorpe was also one of the big winners, receiving £12,000 over the next two years to help establish and sustain its operations.

Elsewhere, the Eastville, Midville and New Leake Playing Field Committee were given £8,000 towards the installation of new children’s playground equipment.

And in East Kirkby, the Tree House Steiner Group were given £250 to help purhcase toys for their newly formed children’s playgroup.

ELDC’s portfolio holder for communities at the council, Coun Sandra Harrison, said: “I am pleased we’ve been able to support so many local projects that provide benefit to communities across East Lindsey.

“The Community Grants Scheme can support a wide variety of initiatives and the diverse range of organisations that received grants on this occasion illustrates this perfectly,” she added.

The revised Community Grant Scheme has now been running for three years and during this time has provided in excess of £380,000 worth of grants to 106 projects.

The Community Grant Scheme is designed to benefit a range of important projects that provide direct benefits to local people.

For more information on Community Grants please contact the District Council on 01507 601111 or e-mail community.grants@e-lindsey.gov.uk.