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Five organisations in Gainsborough were successful in their bids for money to help transform their community at the second MutualGain Budgeting Event.
Projects worth a total of £15,000 will soon get underway in the area, with cash to be put towards helping vulnerable people in the town and supporting a local school.
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 second of these events took place on Thursday, March 31, in Gainsborough at the Trinity Arts Centre, between 6pm and 8pm, and proved a hit with locals.
Dozens of people voted and more than 100 people attended on the night, while Stepping Stone Theatre was on hand to entertain guests as the votes were counted.
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.
Gainsborough Crisis Action Team
Voluntary Centre Services
Benjamin Adlard Primary School on Sandsfield Lane
Disability Social Network
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.
Barry Rooks, Voluntary Centre Services: Safer Streets Programme, said: “What a fantastic night, over 100 people from the community came along to support and cheer on local organisations.
“It is very encouraging to see so many people passionate about the South West ward and wanting to do their bit to help.
“We don’t get many opportunities to get together so it was great to see people connecting, not just residents but organisations connecting and talking about how they can better work together.
“Congratulations to all those who won and thank you to those who took part. Well done GCAT from x-church for topping the voting.
“As someone who works in the ward it is always great to see residents, organisations and agencies mixing and working together.
“Alongside local groups and residents the Police, WLDC and Town Council were all well represented and helping to make the event happen.
“The longer I work in the ward the more I am convinced that it’s only when we ALL decide to work together for local people, that we have any chance of making a difference.
“So, for me tonight was another step in the right direction.”
Di Krochmal, assistant director for homes and communities at West Lindsey District Council attended the event.
She said: “There was great support from the local community.
"It gave residents the opportunity have a say in how the £15,000 budget should be spent in their own area.
"The five successful projects will improve community engagement and have a positive impact on health and well-being, engendering pride of place.”
One person said it was ‘a great night’ while another said it was ‘excellent from start to finish’.
Another said “thank you for putting the event on, I’ve enjoyed listening and voting for projects in my area.”
This was the second of four events set to take place in the coming weeks.
The events will take place on these venues at the dates and times listed:
6pm - 8pm - 1st April, Skegness at the Tower Gardens
11am - 1pm - 23rd April, Sutton Bridge at The Curlew Centre
You can read more about our Mutual Gain Project here.
Benjamin Adlard Primary School
Gainsborough MutualGain Projects.pdf
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