The Horncastle Health and Wellbeing Fund has allocated approximately £60,000 to over 70 groups as well as individuals in East Lindsey since it was set up in 2012 and is keen to receive further applications for consideration in time for the next closing date of 1 March 2018.

The Lincolnshire Community Foundation manages the scheme and would like to hear from community groups that promote health and wellbeing for the residents of Horncastle (principal area of benefit) and surrounding district of East Lindsey (wider area of benefit).   

Successful applicants include the Horncastle Community Centre, Barnes Wallis Young Carers, Friends of St Mary’s Church, Headway Lincolnshire, Wragby District Social Group, Jubilee Park Woodhall Spa, Winthorpe Community Partnership and many others.  

Successful projects include providing disabled toilet facilities, group support for people with dementia, dementia awareness training, outings for young carers and people that have suffered head injuries, Christmas lunch for isolated members of the community etc.  Individuals have also benefited from the scheme with support to make adaptions to their home, help with mobility and access to exercise sessions.  The aim is to ensure people don’t feel isolated or lonely because they cannot access a local service due to financial constraints, or to improve their quality of life by having a specific piece of equipment, not usually funded by statutory bodies.

Eligibility: Not for profit volunteer led groups that have a governing document, accounts, bank account and relevant policies and procedures.  Foundation staff can give advice about these matters where necessary.

Amount: Up to £2,000 for community groups and £500 for individuals.

To obtain an Application Form or to chat about your project, please contact Sue Fortune on 01529 305825, 07908208838 or download details from the Grants Page at lincolnshirecf.co.uk

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) can help and advise you on being fit for funding before you attempt to gain grants or to help you get into a position to be successful. LCVS is also able to offer information on grants available to your project: Contact LCVS

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