SKDCl_Logo_[Crest]_no_shadow_2005A new round of workshops to assist community groups to apply to the £300,000 South Kesteven Community Grant fund have been announced.

The free workshops run by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) aim to help groups find out how to apply to the fund, offered by South Kesteven District Council.

The fund is designed to support the development and creation of community amenities, buildings, events and community enterprise in South Kesteven.

Through workshops LCVS offers guidance on completing the application forms to ensure they include all relevant information to boost chances of success.

Marie Chapman, LCVS senior volunteering and community development officer, said: “South Kesteven District Council asked us to help ensure this money gets to where it is needed most.

“We know applying for funds can daunting and no-one wants that to be a barrier.

“These workshops help those people who have ideas for community projects ensure they give all the information to the decision makers to allow them to support projects that will deliver real results.”

There are four categories of Community Projects that can claim in the range of £500 – £10,000:

  1. Community Amenities – outdoor facilities such as ‘Multiple Use Games Areas’, shelters, recreation areas, orchards, heritage, footpaths etc.
  2. Community Buildings – Repairs, maintenance and alterations to village halls and other public buildings, contributions to new build community buildings and the purchase of equipment to be used in community buildings.
  3. Community EnterpriseProjects which generate an ongoing revenue stream for a community such as community owned pubs, shops, cafes, and community tourism initiatives.
  4. Supporting Communities – Supporting the work of organisations who support communities, including social enterprises, support organisations and Community Led Planning groups (to support the delivery of projects in their Community Led Plans).

Additionally there is a separate category, with a separate application form, for Community Events that can claim in the range of £200 – £5,000:

  1. Community Events – Community celebrations, sports events, street festivals, arts and cultural events.

Places for workshops are limited and must be booked via the LCVS events and training page.

Workshops will run:

  • Wednesday, February 3, 10am to 11am, at Wake House, Bourne
  • Monday, February 8, 1pm to 2pm, at SKDC offices, Grantham
  • Wednesday, February 10, 10am to 11am, at Stamford Town Hall

To book your place, click here: Workshop bookings

For further details about the grant, click here: South Kesteven Community Grant or email: skcommunitygrants@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk