Lincoln charity gets £115k boost

An LCDP carnival was held in the Arboretum in April to promote community cohesion in Abbey Ward

A Lincoln charity is getting a £115,000 boost from the government.

The Lincoln Community Development Worker Project (LCDP) got the cash from the government’s Transition Fund.

LCDP is a community development organisation that works across Lincolnshire, supporting people to identify and develop initiatives that improve their quality of life socially, economically, environmentally and through learning.

This fund is a pot of cash reserved for charities that lose out because of government cuts.

According to the fund’s website: “The Transition Fund will help civil society organisations which deliver high quality public services adapt to a different funding environment during a period when they are at risk from reductions in taxpayer funded income.”

Jeanne Bain, Chief Executive of LCDP, said: “The Transition Fund will enable us to look at what we do and identify opportunities for income generation. The Transition Fund will not pay for the delivery of the services.

“It will pay for the development, marketing and promotion of the work across the period of a year, identifying potential purchasers, partners, sub-contractors and building orders for services.

“The work will focus on three interlinked strands. Social cohesion, engagement and assets; chronic health condition awareness and management; and alternative strategies of workforce development.

“LCDP’s work is based upon working alongside people, finding out what it is they feel would improve their quality of life and developing opportunities to make this happen — this is the Big Society.”

Karl McCartney, Lincoln’s Conservative MP, said: “It’s great to hear that the Lincoln Community Development Worker Project, which assists people to find employment, reduce debt and undertake training, will receive £115,000 of funding.”

Photo: LCDP