Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) offers quality 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. Help can be given in many ways. We will work with you to identify any needs and service gaps you may have. 

Get Funding Ready Training Workshops

A partnership between Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS), Voluntary Centre Services (VCS) and Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) has designed and is delivering the Funding Ready training program focused on improving funding success for Lincolnshire’s voluntary sector organisations.

Our Funding Ready Program consists of three workshops with an accompanying Toolkit taking you through the following steps: Getting your organisation/project ready for grant funding (Workshop 1); Researching your beneficiaries (Workshop 1); Evidencing Need (Workshop 2); Funding Sources (Workshop 2); Proving Outcomes (Workshop 3); Writing a Successful Bid (Workshop 3)

Enquire below and we will send you a Funding Ready Health Check to help identify the training needs of your team and discuss availability on forthcoming workshops.

Enquiry Form

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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. Our courses are tailored towards voluntary sector organisations and are designed to be accessible to all levels of staff and volunteers.

Mainly free of charge, courses on offer include: Voluntary Sector Management, Safeguarding, Funding, Confidence Building, Customer Care, Marketing, Trustee Training, Valuing Differences and Promoting Inclusion, 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.

You can find details of upcoming planned courses on the LCVS Eventbrite page. Click on any of the listings for further details and to book your place. Most of our training courses are delivered free of charge. 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our list of planned courses, get it touch.
We may well be able to offer what you need at little or no cost.

Volunteer Centre Training

We also provide a number of free online training courses via our one-stop Lincolnshire Volunteer Centre website.

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.

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.

Mono and colour printing and copying

Price on application – cost dependent on the amount and the finish required.

Procurement service

We provide a procurement service – 10 per cent handling fee for orders under £75. Larger orders by negotiation.

Franked postage service - Boston only

We can provide a franked postage service for your organisation. There’s a 10 per cent administration charge.  Please note, this service is only available in the Boston area.


Our payroll service enables your organisation to pass the worry and work involved onto us so you can concentrate on your day-to-day work within the community.


Monthly (or as agreed) we provide:

Full PAYE reports
Duplicate printed payslips
Facility for SSP, SMP, SSP and Pensions
Payroll Liability Balance


P11 for Inland Revenue records if required
P60 for Employees


Number of employees




2 – 4


5 – 10


11 – 15



16 – 20



21 – 25


26 – 30


31 – 35

Annual Fixed Fee


















Per pay slip per employee


















Leavers / starters                                          £5.00 per employee

Additional Monthly Reports                          £5.00 per tax year

Monthly RTI Submission                               £0.50 per employee, per month

Charges may be made for extra reports, calculations and/or advice.

Equipment Hire

Buying equipment that you may use rarely or only need for a one-off is costly. LCVS has equipment to hire, including:

Display boards          £1.50 per day                        £5.00 per week

Projector & leads      £4.00 per day                        £12.00 per week

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service

Join Us


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. Our membership offers a range of benefits as well as the opportunity to support us in developing and shaping our services to meet your needs.

Enhanced or tailored one-to-one advice and support

Publicity and marketing on our website and social media

Tailored or “featured” publicity and promotion of group activities and events

The benefit of being part of a trusted local voice and a “family” of members.

The opportunity to influence public policy and commissioning decisions

The benefit of LCVS’s business connections including sourcing help with fundraising, volunteering and community activities

Membership is free and provides financial and other benefits





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

Our at cost services include…

  • Sourcing of volunteers for specific projects
  • DBS checks
  • Printing and copying and equipment hire
  • Payroll
  • Tailored training
  • Bid writing service for grant applications over £70k
  • Managing the interface with Do-It including uploading volunteer opportunities

What we ask of you…

All we ask in return for our membership benefits is that you and your community group act in the best interest of Lincolnshire CVS, acknowledge our support in promotional material and refer our services to other organisations.