Lincolnshire Community Foundation’s Evan Cornish Grassroots Fund (UK)
The Lincolnshire Community Foundation’s Evan Cornish Grassroots Fund is now open 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.
Social cohesion: Community activities; access to essential services; support for people leaving Prison and their families, women’s groups, projects that contribute to strong and cohesive communities.
Advice and Support: Debt counselling; Citizens Advice Bureau; welfare advice services, nutrition and diet.
Older People: Care at home, integration projects; projects tackling isolation, loneliness and dementia, volunteer costs, sitter and companionship.
Homelessness: Interventions/support to assist vulnerable homeless people, e.g. accommodation, advice, food/clothing.
Food Security: Seed swaps, community growing schemes, advice about food sovereignty and sustainability.
They aim to distribute around £50,000
Grants are for a maximum of £5,000
Payments are normally made in advance closing date 23 Sept 2022
All funds to be spent within a year of receipt
What Can they Fund?
They can fund local projects that encourage and/or assist those included in the target group.
They can provide funding to cover equipment, travel, venue hire, telephone,
stationery, refreshments, volunteer training and activities that meet an identified need.
Whatever they fund must benefit your local community
Eligible groups are:
Voluntary or Community organisations. Not statutory agencies. Priority may be given to smaller volunteer led community groups.
Locally run and managed. They are unlikely to fund organisations that are local branches/organisations of a larger regional or national organisation.
For more information, visit https://lincolnshirecf.co.uk/grants/