Jan Whitbourn of Tulip Radio talks about a recent visitor to the station’s offices.
The chief executive of Lincolnshire Community & Voluntary Service David Fannin came into our studios to talk about the work of Lincolnshire CVS. With offices in Spalding and elsewhere, the CVS is on hand to help voluntary and community groups to access funding from the many ‘pots’ available throughout the county and also online.
David told us that the CVS has dedicated staff on hand to advise and guide these groups as to the likely success of their applications and, if necessary, will even assist in writing bids. They deal with projects such as these on a daily basis and are in regular contact with funders nationwide.
Many local groups, such as village halls and sports clubs, have had to rely on external funding to help them achieve their ambitions, but lack the necessary skills to successfully secure funding, which is where the CVS really scores.
David spoke of the Arnhem commemoration weekend at Woodhall Spa which was funded to help secure the attendance of as many veterans as possible as well as dedicating a memorial to the wartime raid.
The Spalding office is based in South Holland District Council’s main buildings in Priory Road and is open every weekday, although David told us it’s probably best to arrange an appointment in order to guarantee the services of the right person.