A further £50,000 of funding has been announced for community groups who support vulnerable or isolated people living in Greater Lincolnshire, from the Evan Cornish Grassroots Fund.

Community groups can apply for up to £5,000 for a contribution towards projects involving social cohesion, advice and support, older people and food security through Lincolnshire Community Foundation.

Potentially successful projects could include those delivering support for people with mental health issues, projects that help older people live independently, support for prisoners and their families, job clubs, dementia support, stimulating opportunities for older people, support for people living with domestic violence, food banks/food security projects, bereavement support and more.

Those previously successful in gaining a grant from the fund will be able to apply for consideration again in a bid to  assist with sustainability.

Those eligible to apply: Not for profit volunteer led groups, social enterprises, community interest companies that have a governing document, accounts, bank account and relevant policies and procedures.

Themes: Social Cohesion, Advice & Support, Older People and Food Security.

Sue Fortune, the Foundation’s Joint CEO said: “The Foundation is grateful to the family for their continued investment into Lincolnshire communities and would particularly like to bring some creative, innovative projects that relate to food security to them for their consideration. The process is very easy and straight forward and I would welcome the chance to chat to potential applicants about their project.”

Closing dates for receipt of applications are on 1 November 2018 (decisions notified at the beginning of December 2018) and May 2, 2019.  To obtain an Application Form or to chat about your project, please contact Sue Fortune on 01529 305825.

For support to find funding or help to make your project or group fit-for-funding: contact Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service

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