Council Funded Community Organisations

Organisations that receive core funding from the council to deliver services in West Lindsey


To support local people and communities we core fund a range of community organisations to deliver essential and key services. Each year we provide over £100,000 towards the core running costs of the following organisations and services.

Citizens Advice Lindsey

Funded £60,200 for 2022/23

Citizens Advice Lindsey provides key advice and support services to individuals. The range of support provided is varied. They provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. 

Gainsborough Adventure Playground Association (GAPA)

Funded £15,000 for 2022/23

GAPA runs various sessions and activities for families and young children. From their base they have an outdoor adventure playground and varied indoor facilities all offering a safe and welcoming environment for young children to play, learn and grow.

Lincoln Area Dial-a-Ride

Funded £13,000 for 2022/23

The dial-a-ride service is run from Lincoln but covers outlying communities in West Lindsey that border with the City. The service provides dedicated transport to assist those most in need who can’t drive or use normal public transport. Many of the service users are vulnerable or elderly and this service allows them to continue to get out of the house.

Voluntary Centre Services (VCS)

Funded £25,000 for 2022/23

VCS support people looking to volunteer their time to support a wide variety of different projects and good causes. Working with community groups they help to find volunteers and support the entire volunteer placement process. In addition they provide dedicated support and advice to community organisations on topics such as funding and governance.

West Lindsey Churches Festival

Funded £8,000 for 2022/23

The festival runs each year and helps to open up many of the historic church buildings in West Lindsey. During the festival various activities take place at churches to encourage visitors to explore and learn more about the heritage of some of the oldest buildings in our communities. The festival helps to encourage visitors to the district and allows local communities to explore their local churches history.