Representatives of community groups and charities can get free advice and training on funding and adult safeguarding at upcoming South Holland events.

Information on how to make grant applications stand out and write a compelling funding bid will be on offer at the South Holland Voluntary Sector Forum, in Long Sutton, run by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS).

LCVS is also running a half-day workshop, in Spalding: “Safeguarding Adults – Everyone’s Responsibility,” offering an introduction to the topic and information on what to do if an adult is at risk.

The South Holland Voluntary Sector Forum is for anyone who supports or manages volunteers, or is involved in local community organisations and projects.

It is a place to share best practice and the latest news, through a range of speakers, and provides an opportunity for networking.

Matt Young, of GrantScape, is guest speaker at the Long Sutton event. GrantScape is helping to manage the Orsted (formerly DONG Energy) East Coast Community Fund, which is providing £195,000 to community projects in coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk every six months for the next 20 years.

The event will include a workshop to develop project ideas.

The South Holland Voluntary Sector Forum takes place 10am to 1pm on Friday, January 26, at Peele Leisure Centre, Little London, Long Sutton PE12 9LF.

“Safeguarding Adults – Everyone’s Responsibility” will be held 1.30pm to 4.30pm, on Thursday, January 25, at Tonic Health, Broadgate House, Westlode Street, Spalding.

Places are limited and booking is essential for both events, via the ‘course guide’ page at or contact or call 01205 510888 option 3 for Spalding office.

The next application deadline for the East Coast Community Fund is February 21.

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