Funding event for community groups in South Holland

South Holland District Council deputy leader Nick Worth.
South Holland District Council deputy leader Nick Worth.
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Community groups in South Holland can get free advice about funding options and other services at an event in Spalding next week.

A Community Advice and Funding Event takes place at the South Holland Centre on Wednesday, March 25 from 12pm till 8pm.

South Kesteven District Council leader Linda Neal and chief executive Beverley Agass.

South Kesteven District Council leader Linda Neal and chief executive Beverley Agass.

South Holland District Council’s community team will be on hand to offer helpful tips in a range of areas, including how to write successful applications for funding bids, how to set up community groups, safeguarding advice and volunteering.

Deputy council leader Nick Worth said: “This is a really useful event for anyone involved with community groups, charities, schools, social enterprises, village hall committees, sports clubs, parish councils, local businesses and youth groups in the district.

“All the advice on offer is free of charge and will be of great benefit to groups that are looking for support.”

For more information about the event, call the community team on 01775 761161 or email community@sholland.gov.uk

Meanwhile, youth and volunteer groups in Bourne and the Deepings can apply for a share of a new £300,000 funding pot for the community.

South Kesteven District Council has set up a Community Fund for groups that work hard to improve their own neighbourhoods.

Chief executive Beverly Agass said: “The Community Fund will help groups and organisations by supporting initiatives or events that benefit communities across the district.

“It is open to parish and town councils, charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises that can show how their project will help support and improve where they live

“This fund has been set up to support activities and projects which help communities join together to create safer, stronger places to live and work.”

Full details of how to apply and the criteria for approval will be drawn up in the coming weeks.