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.