A chance has been created to gain more information about an £18,000 Boston Big Local grants scheme designed to support and promote local events.

A day of one-to-one appointments is being offered to allow discussion of specific ideas for events and whether they could be eligible for funding.

Find out more and book via: LCVS course guide

The deadline for the next round of applications has also been put back to Friday, February 2.

The Local Event Grants Scheme is designed to support six small events up to a maximum of £1,500 and two larger scale events of up to £4,500 between now and end of March 2019. It is again being administered by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) on behalf of Boston Big Local.

Boston Big Local has made the funds available again this year, having previously supported events including Boston Bike Night and Butterfly Hospice Trust’s Ugly Bug Marathon.

Final decisions on all applications for funding will rest with an independent panel made up of people living, working or volunteering within the Boston Big Local area.

LCVS will also work with groups to support them to ensure they have the right infrastructure in place to successfully deliver an event. LCVS can provide advice and information on governance, volunteering support, support with policies and procedures, identifying and meeting training needs and becoming fit to fundraise and run events.

A day of one-to-one appointment slots to discuss ideas and applications is being held on Thursday, January 17, 11am – 3.30pm at The Len Medlock Voluntary Centre, St. George’s Road, Boston, PE21 8YB. Timeslots must be booked in advance via:  LCVS Eventbrite

Boston Big Local is a resident led 10-year programme to help make the town centre area an even better place to live. Projects must benefit the central town centre area of Boston the funding is designed to support.

If you have an event you think could benefit from this funding and would like to find out more, contact Mr Jody Raggo, LCVS Area Officer for Boston, on 01205 510888  and chose option 1 or email jody.r@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk.

Application forms and further guidance are available via: Boston Local Event Grants Scheme

Find out more about Boston Big Local at: www.bostonbiglocal.co.uk

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