The panel have decided to re-open the Horncastle Health and Wellbeing Fund.  Since it was established, the fund has distributed over £90,000 to date to non profit groups & charities and individuals who live in East Lindsey and has benefited many hundreds of people of all ages. The Lincolnshire Community Foundation oversees 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, Horncastle News, Headway Lincolnshire, Horncastle Tennis Club, Epilepsy Action, Jubilee Park Woodhall Spa and many others.  Successful projects include providing disabled toilet facilities, support for people with dementia, dementia awareness training, outings for young carers and exercise for older people.  Individuals have also benefited from the scheme with support to make adaptions to their home, help with mobility, access to exercise sessions, visual aids etc.  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

Closing Date 30 November 2021

 

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

 

Sue Fortune, CEO, said:

“At the recent panel meeting, it was acknowledged residents may be in greater need as communities begin to recover from the effects of Covid and would like to offer additional support to help them re-engage with their communities whenever possible.  Applicants, whether groups or individuals, should give one of our team a call to discuss whether we might be able to help.”