Community grant scheme announces dates for workshops to help local groups bag cash hand-outs

EAST Lindsey District Council has announced plans for advice workshops in Skegness and Spilsby aimed at helping community groups bag vital grant funding.

Round two of the district’s community grants scheme for the current financial year is now open for applications.

The scheme awards grants of up to £8,000 to ‘formerly governed not for profit’ organisations and town and parish Councils that have community projects that they wish to deliver to benefit the residents of East Lindsey.

The grants can be used to fund a variety of activities including and not limited to projects that focus on community facilities, sports and recreation, arts and heritage and environmental projects.

There is over £70,000 available to be awarded during the latest round of funding and applications need to be submitted by September 13.

To support groups wishing to apply for a Community Grant, a series of workshops are being held across the district over the coming weeks.

The first workshop will be held in the Embassy Swimming Pool meeting room in Skegness on Tuesday, July 17 from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Spilsby’s Frnaklin Hall will also host a workshop on Thursday, July 19 from 12.30pm to 2pm.

Louth, Tetney, Sutton on Sea and Horncastle will also host advice workshops this month.

Groups wishing to attend one of these workshops, or find out more information, need to register their interest by contacting the community grants team on 01507 613040 or by emailing community.grants@e-lindsey.gov.uk as venues, dates and times can be amended dependent up on interest.

The latest round of applications will be considered by the community grants panel on October 25 and so applicants should be aware that their projects can not start before this date.

Grant Application packs including the information guide can be downloaded from the East Lindsey District Council’s website – www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/communitygrants or paper hard copies can be obtained by contacting the Community Grants Team.