Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service

Group Support


Whether your group is well established, just getting going or you have an idea and want to start a new group, our specialist team of community development officers can support you and your community group or organisation with a range of topics

Funding searches, information and advice

Identifying your training needs

Direct support with your policies and procedures

Networking within your local area

Volunteering support

Advice on holding and running meetings

Identifying roles and responsibilities

Information on legal structures

We can help…

Help can be given in many ways. We will work with you to identify any needs and service gaps you may have.

Get in touch to find out more.

DBS Checks

If your organisation needs to DBS check volunteers or staff, Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) can help. LCVS is a registered umbrella body for the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Training and Events

Lincolnshire CVS provides a range of specialised and bespoke training courses designed to expand the skills and knowledge of individuals and community groups throughout Lincolnshire.

Office Services

Lincolnshire CVS offers a range of office support services to local community and voluntary groups and organisations including: short-run printing and payroll.

Group Funding

If your community group is looking for or applying for funding,  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.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service can also help with applications to the following funds.

Community Development Fund

Organisations, small user led groups and local people/informal groups are invited to apply for grants from the Community Development Fund.

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 group support…

If you get the foundations right, for any organisation, you have got something that is going to be strong for the long term and that’s what LCVS has enabled us to do. We have got those foundations in place.

Julie Harwin

Project Manager, Mindspace

These events create an opportunity to pause and think about what we are doing and why and how we are doing it.

“Often we are so busy getting the job done that we don’t stand back and wonder how we might do it better.

Annie Hall

Chairman, Stamford Community Orchard Group

Without the professional guidance of LCVS, their dedicated time and care, it is highly unlikely we would have achieved these grants.

Martin Purnell

Operations Manager, Stamford Christ Church

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