More than 60k 
given to fund local projects

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More than 120 community groups in West Lindsey 
have now received grants through the Councillor Initiative Fund.

People can now apply for up to £1,000 of funding through West Lindsey District Council’s Community Chest.

But over the past 12 months more than £60,000 has been given out by councillors to fund local projects.

In Market Rasen Coun Burt Keimach gave £2,000 to Market Rasen Bowling Club to replace clubhouse windows and £2,000 to Market Rasen Hub to develop a community plan. Coun Ken Bridger gave £143 to Market Rasen Station Adoption Group to replace paintings at the station and £430 to Tealby Parish Council to resurface the village hall car park.

Middle Rasen councillor Geoff Wiseman gave more than £1,200 to Kirkby and Osgodby Playing Field Association to pay for new staging at Osgodby Village Hall.

In Caistor, Coun Alan Caine gave the town’s civic society £349 to reprint and update the Caistor Walkabout leaflet and £480 to replace civic society plaques. He also gave Caistor Town Council £900 for market stalls and Great Limber Parish Council £100 for its notice board. Caistor councillor Angela Lawrence gave Caistor Tennyson FC £560 for a new mower, Discover Safer Communities £250 for football equipment, Caistor Crusaders £300 for football goals and Caistor Twinning Association £250 for a puppet show. Coun Caine and Lawrence also gave a combined amount of £1,650 to Caistor Town Council to pay for new play park equipment.

Waddingham and Spittal Councillor Jeff Summers awarded grants amounting to £250 to Glentham Parish Council for tulip and daffodil bulbs and lighting, £250 to Glentham Indoor Bowls Club for strip lighting, £118 to Glentham 55+ Club for trestle tables and £500 to Waddingham Jubilee Hall for a new kitchen door.

Residents in Keelby have also benefitted from grants made by Coun Owen Bierley. He awarded £863 to the village hall for new carpets and £300 to the village’s Young Enterprise Programme.

Coun Lewis Strange has given £500 to LIVES to rent oxygen cylinders, £1,000 to North Kelsey Village Hall Committee for laptops, £200 to Grasby Church Council 
for upkeep of the burial 
ground and £500 to Grasby Village Hall to replace water heaters.

Wolds Councillor Tom Regis gave £320 of his Initiative Fund to pay for new village name plates in Brookenby and £500 for a new picnic bench and table in Nettleton.

To apply for funding from the new West Lindsey Community Chest call 01529 301970.

Alternatively email: cav@communitylincs.com