Funding boost for East Lindsey community groups


East Lindsey Community Groups have benefitted from more than £60k of district council funding with another £175k still available

Thirty four community projects have been supported with more than £60,000 of funding in the latest round of East Lindsey District Council’s Community Grants Scheme.

Following the launch of the 2014/15 scheme in April, a total of £60,209 was awarded in grants to community projects during the first three months of the scheme.

A total of £14,810 has been awarded through the Councillors’ Community Grants Scheme where each of the 60 District Councillors can award grants of up to £1,000 to not for profit organisations that require funding for small to medium sized community projects. Each councillor can make grants up to a total value of £2,000 per year.

Twenty five projects have been supported so far and there is still £105,000 available to award before March 2015.

A further nine large projects received grant offers totalling £45,399 during Round 1 of the Large Community Grants Scheme. The funding awards from Round 1 are:

* £8,000 to Mareham Le Fen Village Hall and Memorial Lawn Committee to help the group attract a further £600,000 in grant funding to build a new village hall;

* £8,000 to Horncastle & District Community Association to help refurbish toilets and complete building repairs to the community hall;

* £8,000 to Louth Methodist Church towards a variety of refurbishment works to the church community building, including an updated heating system and a hoist lift to Home-Start offices on the first floor;