Community projects gain over £70,000 over past year

More than twenty local community projects have benefitted from East Lindsey District Council’s Community Grant Scheme after receiving £70,470 worth of grants in the 2012/13 year.

The grant scheme, which has now been running for three years, awarded funding to 21 community projects after receiving a total of 32 applications, requesting more than £163,000 worth of funding.

Some of the larger local grant awards were £8,00 to St James’s Church in Spilsby for a new kitchenette and toilter facilities and £4,637 to Burgh le Marsh Village Hall Committee to install a new heating system in the village hall.

Elsewhere there were donations for the likes of the Sunshine Children’s Centre in Burgh and the Burgh WI Hall Committee. For a full break down of the key awards, go to the list at the bottom of the story.

Coun Sandra Harrison, said: “On behalf of East Lindsey District Council it is immensely pleasing to be able to support these worthwhile community projects through the Community Grants Scheme. These will benefit a wide range of people in local communities and support the very strong sense of community spirit in these areas.”

The Community Grant Scheme is now closed for the 2012/13 financial year, but is anticipated to reopen in Spring 2013, subject to Council budget approval.

Any groups wishing to be added to the mailing list to receive updates and a 2013/14 Community Grant Application Pack should contact Community Grants Assistant, Teresa Foreman, at or call 01507 613040.

Five ‘Small Grants’ were awarded as follows:

- £250 to Louth Male Voice Choir to support the hosting of the 2012 ‘Young Musician of the Year’ Competition

- £250 to Sunshine Children’s Centre, Burgh Le Marsh to purchase new items of equipment

- £250 to Louth & District Seniors Forum to aid their distribution of a community newsletter

- £250 to Grainthorpe PCC to create plans to provide kitchenette and toilet facilities in St Clement’s Church

- £250 to Tennyson Amateur Players for the delivery of an Easter Holiday Drama Workshop for the children of Mablethorpe

Sixteen larger ‘Community Grants’ were awarded, as follows:

- £3,996 to Utterby Village Hall Committee to install a new heating system in the village hall

- £8,000 to Wragby Swimming Pool Committee to complete important repairs and improvements to the pool hall building.

- £8,000 to St James’s Church, Spilsby to install a kitchenette and toilet facilities in the church for community activities

- £6,391 to Tetney Parish Council to rejuvenate the ‘Jubilee Garden’ and to install a village war memorial

- £3,250 to the 13+ Project, Louth to deliver a project aiming to support disengaged and disillusioned young people into work, education or training

- £4,637 to Burgh Le Marsh Village Hall Committee to install a new heating system in the village hall

- £8,000 to Ludford Village Hall to complete a large refurbishment project of the village hall

- £4,156 to the British Legion Hall, Louth to refurbish the hall’s toilets

- £1,459 to the Woodhall Spa 10k Committee to purchase essential equipment for the running of the annual Woodhall Spa 10k event

- £750 to Holton Le Clay Camera Club to purchase important equipment for the newly formed photography group

- £2,200 to Burgh Le Marsh W.I Hall Committee to install a disabled access car park in front of the hall

- £5,300 to Louth Dolphins Swimming Club to enable them to send 15 of the club’s coaching volunteers on essential coaching training

- £8,000 to Louth Education Community Interest Company to support the development of a number of community initiatives from the Louth Town Hall

- £1,250 to Saltfleetby Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Committee to create some community garden areas in the village

- £2,531 to Burgh Parish Nursing Group to purchase new additional equipment and to send their volunteers on a series of useful training courses - £1,300 to Mablethorpe Young at Heart Club, a recently formed group, to help with equipment and hall hire costs