Wednesday, April 24, 2024

New South Kesteven Prosperity Fund allocations revealed

More than £260,000 is to be paid out to support community initiatives across South Kesteven through the South Kesteven Prosperity Fund.

The latest allocations were awarded by the Shared Prosperity Fund Board or by senior officers as a delegated decision. Community groups will need to provide project details, quotations for work and demonstrate community benefit on applying.

More than £680,000 has been allocated from the South Kesteven Prosperity fund so far, with year two funding having been fully allocated.

Applications for Year Three funding, available from 1 April 2024, are now being accepted.

SPF Board Chairman, Cllr Philip Knowles, said: “This funding stream is a straightforward way to help pay for projects which support the whole community.

“The criteria is clear. The project should provide a public benefit, which could be targeted at a specific demographic, or the community as a whole.

“I look forward to seeing what residents of South Kesteven come up with to improve their local area and opportunities for everyone who lives there, works there or visits.”

Projects can involve Building improvements; Green space and outdoor improvements; Culture, arts, and heritage initiatives.

The most recently approved applications are:

Holy Trinity Church, Allington – £20,000
Installation of a disabled toilet facility.

Swinstead Village Hall – £19,400
Refurbishment of toilet facilities.

North Witham Village Hall – £3,799.84
Replace heating to the main hall and entrance hall and add heating to the toilets.

Great Gonerby Parish Council – £1,400
For a D-Day community celebration in June.

Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire – £1,000
Support to Heritage Open Days and accompanying brochure.

St Wulfram’s church, Grantham – £49,500
Installation of 78 photo-voltaic panels on the roof.

Stamford Art Pop Up – £35,421
Activities and events including family activity events, a recruitment event, skills development workshops, weekly evening drop in and activity sessions and youth led cultural events.

Boothby Pagnell Village Hall – £24,000
Installation of a photo-voltaic solar panel system.

Caythorpe & Frieston Parish Council – £23,740
To install a photo-voltaic solar panel system and batteries at the playing field pavilion.

Claypole Village Hall – £19,620
Installation of a newly configured kitchen refit.

Lawrence Park Recreation Ground, Thurlby – £18,300
Removal of community hall showers and refurbishment of toilet facilities, plus the installation of new sinks, flooring and decoration throughout.

SKDC – £15,000
Match funding to create an Airborne Forces Visitor Trail across South Kesteven.

Stubton Village Hall – £14,335
To replace five windows and three doors.

Bourne Wheelers Cycling Club – £8,000
A festival including cycle races, skateboarding and classic cars, celebrating the history of Bourne.

Dyke Village Hall – £5,000
New purpose built shed for storage.

Carlby Village Hall – £3,590
Replace the front door and fire doors.

Corn Exchange Theatre Company – £3,250
Equipment for the new Visitor Centre in the foyer of the Corn Exchange, Stamford.

BALM (Bereavement and Loss Matters) Peterborough and Stamford CIC – £1,100
Events to support families following the death of a child of any age.


Picture shows St Wulfram’s church, Grantham. Image credit: Google maps

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