Councillor cash for Covid resilience projects in our area

East Lindsey District Council has made an additional £1,000 available to each district councillor to award to not-for-profit organisations delivering community resilience projects that mitigate issues caused by coronavirus.

Cash for community groups

This is part of the ongoing Councillors’ Community Grant Scheme, and the district councillors may also award their existing £1,000 allocation to these community resilience projects. Councillors have recently supported their communities by awarding the following grants:

Louth councillors Jill Makinson-Sanders and Andrew Leonard have awarded £2,000 to Trinity Church Louth to help with running the centre and food larder during the pandemic.

Fellow Louth councillor Sarah Parkin awarded £600 to Louth Independent Traders, to support the purchase of hanging baskets for the town centre.

In Mablethorpe, Councillors Tony Howard, Graham Cullen and Claire Newman have awarded £1,500 to Mablethorpe Men’s Shed to help with the costs of renovations to the old lifeboat shed.

Fellow Mablethorpe councillors Claire Newman and Graham Cullen have awarded £900 to Community Learning in Partnership to assist with the financial costs of online courses for adult learners.

Willoughby and Sloothby Councillor Stephen Eyre awarded £500 to the Emergency Resilience Group of Welton le Marsh Parish Council, to assist with the costs of PPE (personal protective equipment) for local volunteers.

Tetford & Donington Councillor David Andrews has awarded £500 to Tetford and Salmonby Recreation Ground, to assist with essential recreation ground maintenance.

The additional grants have been made available to councillors since April, and - as reported in previous editions of the Leader - many other good causes have been supported.

These include ‘Lindsey Patchwork’, which received £1,000 from Councillors Ros Jackson and David Hall to assist with buying fabric for them to continue making scrubs for local hospitals, and ‘Light House’, which received £800 from Councillor Chris Green, to assist with the provision of hot meals and food parcels for vulnerable people in the community.