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Funding Support

Funding Ready 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 programme, focused on improving funding success for Lincolnshire’s voluntary sector organisations.

Upcoming Funding Ready Workshops

Currently there are no upcoming workshops, but as soon as any new dates are confirmed, we will add them to this page. So please bookmark or visit this page regularly.

In the meantime you can make an enquiry to get more information using the button below, or watch our short video about Funding Ready Support presented by Dr Batul Dungarwalla.    ​

Please take a look at the video below, in which Dr Batul Dungarwalla explains our Funding Ready Support. 

Funding Surgery

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service offer FREE Funding Surgery appointments. These appointments are typically a 20 minute session delivered by our Funding Specialist, Batul Dungarwalla, via a telephone call or teams meeting. Once you have enquired, you will be sent a diagnostic form that you must complete. Our Funding Surgery appointments are available to organisations and groups operating in the Boston Borough, East Lindsey, South Holland and/or South Kesteven district areas only and are available to discuss a specific funding concern.

Your organisation or group can be any of the following, but not limited to:

  • A Small Charity

  • A Parish Council

  • A Community Group

We cannot review any funding applications through our Funding Surgery appointments/support, although we can offer advice on a specific enquiry/concern. Finally, these appointments are not as in depth as our Funding Ready programme. To enquire please use the form linked below.

Funding Portal 

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service offer a free web-based information advice service for Third-Sector organisations / VCSOs who are looking for sources of funding to help them grow and develop. See our funding portal for more information and advice about local and national funding opportunities, links to funding search engines, information on how to apply for funding, links to relevant local county strategies and details of the Lincolnshire Funding Ready training programme.

Lincolnshire Funding Advice Network (LFAN)  

The aim of the network is to share best practice of funding, and to support networking between funders and organisations in Lincolnshire.

Funding Forums 

Our Funding Forums are created around an interest or found need for them.

Previous forums have included:

  • 6-25-200 Workshop - An online 90 minute interactive workshop on how to describe your organisation in 6, 25 or 200 words only.

  • Legacy Fundraising - A 90 minute interactive workshop to enable orginsations
    to start having conversations about speaking with people about leaving charitable gifts in their wills. 

  • Full Cost Recovery Workshop - An interactive 90 minute workshop which shows why Full Cost Recovery is important when costing projects and how this is important for your organisation.    

  • Introduction to Major Donor Fundraising - An interactive workshop to explain what Major Donor Fundraising is and how to start on you Major Donor fundraising journey. 

Any upcoming forums will be promoted through our social media platforms and on our News webpage which can be viewed below. 

Different types of Funding

National Grant Funding


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


There are a number of different ways to raise funds for your group that do not mean that you have to sign up to terms and conditions. Some options include approaching local companies or organisations, individuals, hosting events, running own fundraising events, generating income, gift-aid or trading services. Your group might like to set up a "sub-committee" who will focus on fundraising and can include people who have relevant skills to spread the workload.

Charitable Trust Funding



These are philanthropic organisations which means that they exist to give money to charitable causes. Grants are awarded to support projects that meet their own charitable objectives. Visit the Lincolnshire Community Foundation website for information on local charitable trust funding.

Grant Funding






Tend to be available for much larger projects that have a common interest amongst other countries (i.e. European Union).

Grant Funding





Most common regional grants tend to be set amounts of money from central government or regional or local bodies such as a local authority.

Local Government







Grants are available from a wide range of local government sources (County/ District/ Borough Councils or Parish Councils).

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