City of Lincoln Council and Voluntary Centre Services are pleased to announce the application window for Lincoln Lottery Community Fund 2023 is now open.
A total of £10,000 has been raised in this fund by supporters of Lincoln Community Lottery between August 2022 and August 2023.
Between mid-September and mid-October 2023 a consultation took place to identify the top two good cause areas where resident and lottery supporters would like the Lincoln Lottery Community Fund 2023 to be allocated to.
The consultation identified the top two good cause areas as Green Spaces and Homelessness.
Good causes operating in one or both of these good cause areas are now invited to apply for a share of the funding to deliver a specific project or activity that benefits the residents of the City of Lincoln.
‘Good causes’ that are eligible to apply are:
- Constituted groups
- Community Interest Companies
To be eligible to apply, you must have a dedicated bank account for the cause requiring at least two unrelated signatories to access the funds.
The closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday 20 November 2023.
Funding applications received should be for no more than £5,000.
Chosen projects and activities must:
- Directly support Lincoln residents
- Meet one or both of the good cause areas selected by lottery supporters and residents
- Demonstrate that they will begin to use the funding within 6 months of allocation
- Confirm they will use all funding allocated within 12 months
- Have a clear and defined outcome or outcomes
- Should not be a project already financially supported by the City of Lincoln Council or another council / public body.
The successful applicants will be chosen and notified in December 2023.
Cllr Sue Burke, Portfolio Holder for Reducing Inequality, said
“Following the success of last year’s Lincoln Lottery Community Fund and the projects and activities the fund supported, it is great to be able to offer this pot of money again for 2023. I would encourage local causes working within the good cause areas of Green Spaces and Homelessness to apply for a share of the 2023 fund. I look forward to seeing the positive impact of the projects and activities delivered for Lincoln residents over the year ahead”
The application form and guidance notes for the fund can be downloaded via the Voluntary Centre Services website – www.voluntarycentreservices.org.uk/lincolnlotterycommunityfund2023
To find out how your cause can use the lottery as a regular fund raising tool visit – https://www.lincolnlottery.co.uk/good-causes
If you would like to support local good causes through Lincoln Community Lottery, tickets can be purchased by visiting https://www.lincolnlottery.co.uk.
Players of Lincoln Community Lottery must be 18 or over and physically located in Great Britain. Always play responsibly. Free confidential help for anyone worried about their or someone else’s gambling is available 24/7 via the Be Gamble Aware website www.begambleaware.org or by calling the National Gambling Helpline on freephone 0808 8020 133. Lincoln Community Lottery is promoted by City of Lincoln Council, a Local Authority Lottery licensed by the Gambling Commission – Gambling Commission Account No: 51295.