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FREE cash for your community project

There's cash just begging to be given away - it only needs the right case to be made for community use. And that's where a free event to help free up thousands of pounds will be priceless.

The event by Lincolnshire County Council and members of the Lincolnshire Funding Advice Network will help potential funding applicants find out the best ways to free up the cash for their projects.

They will hear about the very latest grant schemes, how to write successful bids, how to find support and meet with funders to discuss ideas. There will be information on grant schemes from the BIG Lottery Fund, WREN, the county council and more.

The Boston event will be held at Fenside Community Centre from 5.45pm to 9pm on Wednesday, October 2. It is advisable to book to guarantee a place - go to Lincolnshire Funding or email fundingportal@lincolnshire.gov.uk or phone 01522 553729.

An event will also be held at the WI Hall in Park Road, Holbeach, on Wednesday, November 13, from 5.45pm to 9pm.

Earlier this year parish councils and constituted groups in the Boston area were urged to make applications for grant funding from a pot of money collected from a tax on disposal of rubbish into landfill sites.

WREN, which administers the Landfill Communities Fund on behalf of FCC Environment, wants to hear from more communities in Boston borough who want cash to improve their public amenities.

Last year in Lincolnshire WREN allocated funds totalling £779,616. In our area Fishtoft's new play area received £40,000, Boston Skate Park £15,000, Kirton Town Hall toilet refurbishment £20,000, Leverton playing field equipment upgrade £49,724 and Wyberton Sports Community Complex £75,000.

Boston Borough Council leader Cllr Peter Bedford, who is also a WREN regional panel member, said: "Good causes in our area have already benefited and there is money waiting to be given away. If you are involved in any community organisation and have a project you feel may make life better for people living in your patch then you should definitely consider making an application to WREN."

WREN is able to provide the grants thanks to money paid into the Landfill Communities Fund by FCC Environment. Projects must be based within ten miles of a FCC Environment landfill site to qualify for funding.

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Cheryl can be contacted on Cheryl.raynor@wren.org.uk or on 01623 755319

Grants administrator Katherine James can be contacted on Katherine.james@wren.org.uk or 01953 714108

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WREN helped fund new play equipment at Freiston playing field. Granddaughter Gabriella is pictured helping granddad, Cllr Peter Bedford, cut the ribbon. Also pictured, from left, playing fields management committee member John Wright, the Rev Andrew Higginson and co-project leader Alistair Godwin.