More than 60k 
given to fund local projects

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