Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service



If your community group is looking for or applying for funding,  contact your local Lincolnshire CVS community development officer.

Our team of specialists have information on a range of different funding streams and can provide support, top tips and expert advice on submitting the best possible application.

We can provide support and advice with:

Getting your project ‘fit to fund’

Evidencing need and community consultation

Finding the most appropriate funder for your project

Support and advice with completing application forms

Fundraising without grants

Training days and workshops to hone your fundraising skills

Current grant programmes…

Community Development Grant Funding

Available to organisations, small user led groups and local people/informal groups  for start up initiatives or to continue with valuable activities that support the residents of Lincolnshire.

South Kesteven Community Fund

South Kesteven Community Fund provides grants of up to £10,000 for community initiatives and up to £5,000 for community events.

What people are saying about LCVS funding support…

I am so pleased with my experience of just one of the services Lincolnshire CVS provide. They steered us through the somewhat lengthy procedure of applying for funding, with patience and understanding. As we are all senior citizens it was all a bit daunting but Lincolnshire’s CVS Development Officer kept us focused and hopeful. This truly is an invaluable service.

Gillian Goulder

Kirton Kurlers

“I was very sceptical because other Gedney Dyke Village Hall committee members had been unsuccessful with funding applications previously.

“We attended LCVS meetings and the advice helped me to understand exactly what the funders were looking for to meet the criteria for a successful funding application, which certainly paid off.”

Angela Halsall

Gedney Dyke Village Hall Committee

“LCVS is the link between the small community group and the wider funding opportunities available.

“Every step of the way I rang LCVS. They advised on funding opportunities and supported me in writing applications. When I got turned down, they were there to say ‘don’t worry, that was just plan A, let’s try this instead.”

Jane Crawshaw

Artistic Director, Traum Theatre Company

Register with LCVS

By joining Lincolnshire CVS you and your community group will be part of an organisation dedicated to creating a thriving voluntary sector throughout Lincolnshire. We are committed to supporting, promoting and representing you and your community group or organisation.

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries about our organisation or would like to find out more about one of our services, please do get in touch.

For general enquiries please call (01205) 510888 or email

For more information on our area offices, see the Contact Us page