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Seven projects worth £15,000 will now get underway in Skegness after they were granted funding at the third MutualGain Budgeting Event.
Organisations will put the cash towards taking children off the streets, providing safe spaces for those struggling, therapy pony visits to care homes and more.
At the end of 2021, World Cafes were held in four areas of Lincolnshire.
These were listening events where the community shared their experiences and insights into issues relating to community safety.
Events were held at Sutton Bridge, Sleaford, Skegness and South West Ward, Gainsborough and local groups were encouraged to dream up projects they believed would benefit their area.
These applications would then be considered and voted on by the community at budgeting events after money was raised by the force, our partners and local people and organisations.
The third of these events took place on Thursday, March 31, in Skegness at Tower Gardens, between 6pm and 8pm, and proved a hit with locals.
Dozens of people voted after more than 70 people attended on the night, which took organisers months to arrange.
PCSO Michelle Collins played an important role in developing the programme.
A breakdown of who got what can be seen below – see the attached document at the bottom of this page to find out what the money will be spent on in detail.
Lion Wrestling promotions Academy (LWP)
Alive and Kicking
Control The Bleed
Jollies Explorer Unit
Rainbow Dreaming CIC
Rotary Club of Skegness
The process of distributing this money has already begun and the intention is to get the cash into the hands of the successful applicants as soon as possible.
Each applicant will have the community on their progress every three months for the next year, with the money needing to be spent within the next 12 months.
East Lindsey District Council leader Craig Leyland said: “It’s very positive to see the police and other partners active in Skegness at the grass roots level to provide change.
“Covid-19 has shown us how important communities are and how much we can all accomplish when we work together.
“More than 70 people turned up on the night itself, which is a fantastic turn out.
“It’s wonderful to see the people of Skegness come together to have a positive impact where they live, and we all look forward to seeing how the projects will develop in the coming months.”
The event proved a huge hit and there were tears of joy on the night, with those who attended moved by the togetherness of the community.
This was the third of four events taking place over recent weeks and at the end of the month.
Only the final event, set to take place between 11am - 1pm on the 23rd April, Sutton Bridge at The Curlew Centre.
You can read more about our Mutual Gain Project here.
Control the Bleeding
Skegness PB Voting Event.pdf
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