Free funding advice for community groups

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Community groups, not-for-profit organisations and charities can get free funding advice on their doorsteps thanks to a new initiative from Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS).

LCVS is launching outreach community support surgeries in Holbeach, Crowland and Long Sutton.

Groups will be able to come along to their LCVS Local to get tailored support for their projects, from helping to source funds and writing funding bids to information about setting up groups and making sure the right policies and procedures are in place.

Simon Wesley, LCVS community development officer for South Holland, said: “Whether you need £200 to run a community event or £50,000 to refurbish a village hall, we can help you to find and apply for funding.

“After having a talk about your project over a cup of coffee we’ll point you in the direction of appropriate funders and help you throughout the application process to give your bid the best chance of success.

“We encourage any group in the area to come along and find out how we can help.”

The first Crowland LCVS Local has taken place and future events will be monthly at Crowland Library in Hall Street, 10am to noon.

The Long Sutton LCVS Local will take place monthly, starting tomorrow (Wednesday), from 10am to noon, at the Market House.

The first Holbeach LCVS Local will take place on Wednesday, July 29, 10am to noon, at Holbeach Library.

Groups are asked to book their time slot prior to the event by contacting LCVS community development officer Simon Wesley via email

Alternatively, you can call 01775 718008.