The Community Fund
The Community Fund was established by the organising committee of the 1940s Event in the autumn of 2017. In the two years since, the Fund has been used in a wide variety of ways to support village clubs and institutions, to establish new activities and events, to enhance community facilities and to support good causes.
Examples of how the fund has been used include:
Sports Clubs - £250 to the Football Club for repairs to a gang mower and £250 to the Bowls Club to assist in renovation of pavilion,
Wesley Centre - £250 towards a black-out system and £100 to the Playgroup to assist in running costs,
Village Hall - £300 to purchase new A-Frame notice boards, £80 to purchase new mugs, and £700 on a big pull-down projection screen.
Post Office - £100 towards a new coffee machine.
Christmas Lights for the Village Square - £200 and Christmas children’s’ entertainer for the Academy £120
In addition to the above:
£300 has been pledged towards adapting the bus shelter in The Square, £360 donated to N.E. Lincs Womens Aid and £380 donated to BEAT.
During 2019 we also successfully applied for a grant which enabled us to spend £3,250 on a digital projector, sound system and laptop for the village Cinema Club and a set of display boards that have already been utilised by the Arts Festival, The Horticultural Show and the Academy.
At Christmas we support the Academy with Christmas entertainment and we buy a Christmas tree for the village with funds raised at the Horticultural Show. We have also further extended the Christmas lights in The Square. We are supporting Robin Kelly, who does such wonderful work tidying up around the village, with new tools and equipment.
The Village History Group has thrived and this year we have seen the successful establishment of many other regular events in the village.
Since we have been able to operate again in September 2021, we have committed over £4,000 to community activities, amenities, supporting community groups or donating to good causes. We also help fund new activities, such as the Community Singing Group.
Together with the Village People £600 was given to site a bench in memory of Dave Barnett, in the Memorial Garden, which owes its existence to Dave’s foresight, along with the 1940s Event, which was the start of the NTCEA.