Our Grants

Our Simple Application Process...

When you apply for funding, Lincolnshire Community Foundation asses each application on a case by case basis to ensure they meet criteria and enable funds to have the greatest possible impact. For every grant, we follow a 6 step process as set out below.
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Step 1

Eligibility & Supporting Documents

Use the grant guidelines to check whether you or your group is eligible for the grant and ensure you have all the supporting documents you need before starting your application.

Step 2

Application Form Completion & Review

Complete the application form and send a hard copy to Lincolnshire Community Foundation. Once the application is received, it will be reviewed and prepared for panel. You may be asked for further information and documentation to support your application.

Step 3

Panel & Trustee Review

An independent panel meets to review applications and makes a formal recommendation to Lincolnshire Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The Trustees then review and consider the panel’s recommendations.

Step 4

Award Outcomes & Grant Conditions

Applicants are notified of a decision and Terms and Conditions are sent to successful applicants for signature.

Step 5

Release Funding & Promotion

On receipt of signed terms and conditions, funding is released. Grant recipients should share information about the grant via all forms of media.

Step 6

Impact Report & Celebration

Recipient completes an Impact Report once funding is spent and they can demonstrate the difference it has made. Project impact is celebrated across all forms of social and local media.


Anglian Water – Positive Difference Fund


The Coronavirus pandemic has shown that community has never been more important, and that’s why Anglian Water has created The Anglian Water Positive Difference Fund. It will provide grants to support projects which have a positive impact on the people and communities they serve, allowing them to provide help and connecting people with the practical and essential support they need.

Grant size: Up to £5,000
Location: Lincolnshire
Deadline: Ongoing

Guidelines

Bicker Wind Farm Trust


Funding available for practical or educational projects that either contribute to conservation, energy efficiency or environmental improvements.

Grant size: Up to £5,000
Location: Within 10 mile radius of Bicker Fen in the Borough of Boston
Deadline: 1st October and 1st April annually

GuidelinesApplication GuidanceApplication Form

Coastal Community Challenge


Community projects that improve the lives and wellbeing of people living in Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea.

Grant size: Up to £5,000
Location: Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea
Deadline: 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October annually

GuidelinesApplication GuidanceApplication Form (Up to £500)Application Form (Up to £5000)

Evan Cornish Grassroots Fund


The object of the Fund is to improve the wellbeing of people living in Greater Lincolnshire and to make life more comfortable, ease distress and isolation for those most in need.    

Grant size: Up to £5,000
Location: Greater Lincolnshire
Deadline: 1 October 2020

GuidelinesGuidance NotesApplication Form

Laceby Solar Farm


The object of the Fund is to support volunteer led not-for-profit projects that improve the lives of people living in Laceby, Irby, Riby, Barnoldby le Beck, Bradley, Aylesby and Beelsby.

Grant size: Up to £5,000
Location: Laceby, Irby, Riby, Barnoldby le Beck, Bradley, Aylesby and Beelsby, North East Lincolnshire
Deadline: 1 April and 1 October annually

Application FormGuidance NotesGuidelines

Lincolnshire Playing Field Association


The Lincolnshire Playing Fields Association Grant Aid is a small grants scheme to support outdoor play and sporting activities in the Lincolnshire County Council area.

Grant size: Up to £500
Location: Lincolnshire
Deadline: Rolling programme

GuidelinesApplication Form

Make a Start (MAST)


Small grants made to individuals to help them get back to work, into training or education, where funding from a statutory organisation is unobtainable. Applicants should be 16 years or over and currently working no more than 16 hours per week. Specific training that will lead directly to available employment or support to become self employed will be considered.

Grant size: Up to £250
Location: Greater Lincolnshire
Deadline: Rolling programme

Application Form