City of Lincoln Council's community lottery has awarded three local good causes a share of funding totalling £10,000.
The Lincoln Lottery Community Fund 2022 has been raised by supporters of Lincoln Community Lottery who have directly selected the fund as their good cause when purchasing tickets, donating 60 pence of every ticket purchased.
Players who have selected to support a specific local good cause have also donated 10 pence of each ticket to the Community Fund, meaning that every player of Lincoln Community Lottery has contributed to the £10,000 which was up for grabs.
The allocation of the fund follows a resident consultation, which identified food banks and green spaces as the two priority cause areas for the 2022 fund. In October 2022 local good causes were invited to bid for a share of the funding to deliver a specific project or activity to support the residents of the City of Lincoln focused on one or both of these areas.
The Lincoln Lottery Community Fund is allocated to good causes annually in the winter.
Following an application and selection process led by Voluntary Centre Services and supported by the City of Lincoln Council, the three successful good causes for 2022 include:
Acts Trust - Awarded £4,000 to purchase food to help meet the current unprecedented demand being placed on Lincoln’s food banks. The food banks which will benefit from the food purchases include Lincoln Community Larder, Lincoln Foodbank and Lincoln Community Grocery. It is anticipated that funds will support the purchase of food during the first term of 2023 (January to April 2023).
GoGro CIC - Awarded £3,500 to deliver interactive cooking sessions for customers of food banks throughout the City of Lincoln. The sessions will be delivered at the food banks or as close as is possible through community hubs / venues. The sessions will concentrate on the creation of healthy, nutritional meals for the family using ingredients commonly received from food banks, particularly those “hard to use” ingredients such as turnips and parsnips, whilst at the same time concentrate on the power consumption required to create the meals focusing on the economic use of microwave ovens and slow cookers.
Old Wood Organic CIC - Awarded £2,500 to deliver green woodworking courses where participants will learn traditional rural crafts and develop new skills, whilst learning the importance of caring for our green spaces. The courses will cover axe skills and basic wood turning and will be aimed at both complete beginners and those who enjoy the practice of green woodworking. The project aims to be welcoming and accessible for our diverse local community, providing opportunities for people living in Lincoln city and the surrounding villages.
Cllr Sue Burke, Portfolio Holder for Reducing Inequalities, said: “It is great that we are able to award the Lincoln Lottery Community Fund to local good causes for the fourth year in a row to support the delivery of a range of projects and activities aimed at benefitting the residents of Lincoln. I would like to congratulate those successful causes, and also thank supporters of Lincoln Community Lottery for helping to raise these funds.
Lincoln Community Lottery is a great way for good causes to raise additional funds to support their work in the city and I would encourage further good causes to visit the lottery website to find out how the lottery could help your cause.”
To date, Lincoln Community Lottery has raised over £165k for good causes located in and around the City of Lincoln since its launch in 2018.
To sign up as a Lincoln Community Lottery good cause, visit www.lincolnlottery.co.uk/good-causes.
To support local good causes through the lottery and be in with a chance of winning a prize, visit www.lincolnlottery.co.uk. All players must be at least 16 years of age. City of Lincoln Council is a member of The Lotteries Council and fully supports and makes a contribution to the Responsible Gambling Trust. Free, confidential help for anyone who is worried about their or someone else’s gambling is available 24/7 via the Be Gamble Aware website www.begambleaware.org or by calling the National Gambling Helpline on freephone 0808 8020 133.