New funds to tackle street drinking in Lincoln

Lincoln BIG has received an £18,000 grant to tackle street drinking, noise nuisance, and related anti-social behaviour in the city centre.

The money from the Baroness Newlove Alcohol Fund will fund a variety of projects aimed at making Lincoln city centre safer and more welcoming for visitors and residents.

Now organisations and communities have the chance to come up with projects to improve Lincoln with the help of cash from this new pot of money.

Lincoln BIG Operations Manager Mick Lake said: “Our bid followed a consultation exercise with a wide range of groups and communities in Lincoln city centre.

“Together, they agreed that this funding should be put to work to tackle street drinking, alcohol-fuelled noise and anti-social behaviour.

“But some of it can also be used to educate local businesses and community groups about these issues.”

Community groups and organisations with projects in mind are now urged to apply to Mr Lake for grant aid from the Baroness Newlove Alcohol Fund, by November 30 at the latest.

“We feel that the Baroness Newlove funding presents groups with superb opportunities to make a real difference in Lincoln.

“Grants of between £500 and £8,000 are available, and it would be especially good to hear about ideas where an organisation can provide match-funding, although this is not essential,” he added.

For more information, contact Mick Lake on 01522 545233 or by email to