Pound CoinsCommunity groups in East Lindsey can apply for up to £2,000 from Horncastle and District Health and Wellbeing Fund if their aim is to improve the quality of lives for local people.

The panel is also keen to help individuals  – who can apply for up to £500 so they can buy equipment (wheelchairs, medical aids etc), pay for transport, travel or support costs not provided by statutory bodies. The next closing date for receipt of applications is on March 1.  The application form is straight forward and a decision will be notified in early April 2016.

The fund’s aim is to 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 Barnes Wallis Young Carers, Sellwood Gardens Memory Support Group, Headway Lincolnshire, Coffee Plus, Stanhope Hall, Horncastle Luncheon Club, plus many others.

Groups can apply for the costs connected with access to local services and activities, or those that increase physical activity or mobility.  Does your group provide health care, support for people with disabilities or older people?  If so, you may be eligible to apply for money to buy equipment, pay for venue hire, telephone, refreshments, volunteer costs/training, etc.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service provides support and advice on funding applications for not-for-profit and charitable groups in Boston, South Holland, South Kesteven and East Lindsey. Contact your local LCVS team for more details: Contact LCVS

For more information on Horncastle and District Health and Wellbeing Fund contact Sue Fortune, grants manager, Lincolnshire Community Foundation on 01529 305825.