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 for further details or contact Sue Fortune on 01529 305825 for an informal chat to see if your project is eligible.