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.

Get Funding Ready Training Workshops

A partnership between Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS), Voluntary Centre Services (VCS) and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) has designed and is delivering the Funding Ready training program focused on improving funding success for Lincolnshire’s voluntary sector organisations.

Our Funding Ready Program consists of three workshops with an accompanying Toolkit taking you through the following steps: Getting your organisation/project ready for grant funding (Workshop 1); Researching your beneficiaries (Workshop 1); Evidencing Need (Workshop 2); Funding Sources (Workshop 2); Proving Outcomes (Workshop 3); Writing a Successful Bid (Workshop 3)

Enquire below and we will send you a Funding Ready Health Check to help identify the training needs of your team and discuss availability on forthcoming workshops.

Enquiry Form

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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

The Monday Morning set:

  • Intro session: Monday 24th January – 11.30am to 12.30pm
  • Workshop 1: Monday 31st January – 10am to 12.30pm
  • Workshop 2, Part 1: Monday 7th February – 10am to 12.30pm
  • Workshop 2, Part 2: Monday 14th February – 10am to 12.30pm
  • Workshop 3, Part 1: Monday 21st February – 10am to 12.30pm
  • Workshop 3, Part 2: Monday 28th February – 10am to 12.30pm


The Wednesday Evening set:

  • Intro session: Wednesday 19th January – 6pm to 7pm
  • Workshop 1: Wednesday 26th January – 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Workshop 2, Part 1: Wednesday 2nd February – 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Workshop 2, Part 2: Wednesday 9th February – 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Workshop 3, Part 1: Wednesday 16th February – 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Workshop 3, Part 2: Wednesday 23rd February – 6pm to 8:30pm

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