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Does your idea need a leg up?

Got an idea for a community event for Boston, but unsure about how to go about obtaining funding to help move it along?

Boston Big Local has £18,000 to award to worthwhile projects and is offering one-to-one appointment slots to all who might qualify.

The sessions will allow for discussion of specific ideas for events and whether they could be eligible for funding.

The Local Event Grants Scheme is designed to support six small events up to a maximum of £1,500 each and two larger-scale events with up to £4,500, between now and end of March, 2019. It is again being administered by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) on behalf of Boston Big Local.

The day of one-to-one appointment slots is being held on Thursday, January 17, 11am to 3.30pm at The Len Medlock Voluntary Centre, St. George's Road, Boston, PE21 8YB. Timeslots must be booked in advance via the course guide at: 

The deadline for the next round of applications has also been put back to Friday, February 2.

Boston Big Local has made the funds available again this year, having previously supported events including Boston Bike Night and Butterfly Hospice Trust's Ugly Bug Marathon.

Final decisions on all applications for funding will rest with an independent panel made up of people living, working or volunteering within the Boston Big Local area.

LCVS will also work with groups to support them to ensure they have the right infrastructure in place to successfully deliver an event. LCVS can provide advice and information on governance, volunteering support, support with policies and procedures, identifying and meeting training needs and becoming fit to fundraise and run events.

Boston Big Local is a resident led 10-year programme to help make the town centre area an even better place to live. Projects must benefit the central town centre area of Boston the funding is designed to support.

If you have an event you think could benefit from this funding and would like to find out more, contact Mr Jody Raggo, LCVS Area Officer for Boston, on 01205 510888  and chose option 1 or email

Application forms and further guidance are available at:


Caption: Boston Bike Night - one of the bigger events to receive funding help from Boston Big Local

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