Cash for Youth Projects, Conservation and Preservation.

Lincolnshire Community Foundation continues to manage the Dulverton Trust where small not for profit groups (with an annual income of less than £200,000) can apply for Grants of £500 to £5,000.  [Projects in North or North East Lincolnshire are not eligible to apply].

£7,500 is available in the final round of funding for 2013-14 and the next closing date for receipt of applications is on 1 January 2015.  To date, the fund has helped provide equipment to enable young people to access outdoor activities, a contribution towards transport for a local ATC group, accessibility to a nature and conservation project and funds to deliver numeracy, literacy and employability skill for young people.

The Fund will support a wide range of charitable activities and particularly aims to support project that:

  • Support local solutions to meet local needs
  • Promote community cohesion
  • Develop sustainable and supportive communities
  • Provide social and educational development opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people
  • Support the general conservation and protection of wildlife habitats
  • Preservation (particularly heritage skills)

The Fund will not support:

  • Individuals
  • Retrospective grants
  • Direct replacement of statutory obligation and public funding
  • Individual schools or other educational establishments
  • health, medicine and medical conditions including drug and alcohol addiction
  • therapy and counselling
  • specific support for people with disabilities
  • the arts*, including theatre, music and drama
  • sport*, including sports centres and individual playing field projects
  • animal welfare or projects concerning the protection of single species
  • expeditions and research projects
  • conferences, cultural festivals, exhibitions and events
  • improvements and adaptions to church buildings.


*Except where used as a means of achieving one of the Dulverton Trust’s funding priorities.

If you are interested in applying, why not visit the Grants Page at http://lincolnshirecf.co.uk for further details or contact Sue Fortune on 01529 305825 for an informal chat to see if your project is eligible.