Evan Cornish Grassroots Fund

The Lincolnshire Community Foundation is delighted to report that they’ve received a further donation from the Cornish family and are able to offer grants of up to £5,000.00 to community groups operating in Greater Lincolnshire.

Applicants can ask for a contribution towards costs of delivering support for people with mental health problems; projects that help older people live independently or stimulate activity for them; support for prisoners and their families; practical support for homeless people; dementia support; activities for people with disabilities; food larders; bereavement care etc. They would also welcome bids that deal with food security (seed swaps, community growing projects, education about food sovereignty and sustainability).

The family will consider re-applications, although priority may be given to groups that have yet to secure grant funding.

Eligible groups are not for profit community groups that have a governing document, accounts, bank account and relevant policies and procedures. New groups can also apply for start up funding.

Closing dates for receipt of applications are on 1 June 2017 and 1 January 2018. If you have an idea, but would like to discuss this with Foundation staff, please call Sue Fortune on 01529 305825 for a chat or to obtain an application form. Alternatively, you can download details here.