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 £130,000 towards the core running costs of the following organisations and services.
Act Now Project
Funded £1,000 per year
Act Now is a drama group for adults with learning disabilities. It has been running for over 10 years and provides a safe and friendly environment to encourage participation in the arts. The group works on short plays and performs them through the year at the Trinity Arts Centre.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Funded £60,200 per year
Both the West Lindsey CAB and Lincoln CAB provide 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.
Funded £20,000 per year
Community Lincs provides dedicated support to help communities create Community Led Plans, Community Reviews and Neighbourhood Plans. Both activities help local communities to create a community led plan of action to make improvements for the benefit of residents. Community Lincs also work closely with us to provide support to formed MoD Villages with a dedicated Community Development Worker and various activities and events.
Gainsborough Adventure Playground Association (GAPA)
Funded £15,000 per year
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 £9,000 per year
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
Funded £25,000 per year
VCS operates a dedicated volunteer centre in Gainsborough and outreach bases in Saxilby, Market Rasen and Caistor. They 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 provided dedicate support and advice to community organisations on topics such as funding and governance.
West Lindsey Churches Festival
Funded £7,000 per year
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.