Charity Expo in Lincoln to bring together charities and businesses

A brand new charity event will start up in Lincoln next month, encouraging charities and volunteer groups to network with local businesses.

The Lincolnshire Charity Expo will take place on May 17 at The Showroom on Tritton Road, and will feature seminars and presentations for a variety of sectors.

The event is organised by Lincolnshire YMCA in partnership with St Barnabas Hospice and The Lincolnite.

The seminars will focus around marketing and fundraising, and to help connect Lincolnshire, all sector businesses are invited to see how they can work with, help or advise the third sector.

Businesses are also invited to exhibit their products and services, and representatives from the public sector who can advise charities on procuring contracts are welcomed too.

Dean Graham, Business Manager for Lincolnshire YMCA, said: “It’s important to recognise that the third sector has unique and diverse challenges, which need to be addressed directly as opposed to as part of a bigger, more general event.

“Charities have a difficult job to do to sustain themselves, particularly in these times of austerity and this event can assist in offering the additional support required.

“LCE brings together those businesses and individuals who have cut their teeth in the private sector, where sustainability is the key driver rather than a secondary factor, with charities who can learn from them.”

Rachael Hewitt, Corporate Fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice said: “We are thrilled to be working with Lincolnshire YMCA and The Lincolnite on the upcoming Lincolnshire Charity Expo.

“There will be lots of interesting information for third sector organisations and I’d definitely say that it’s an event not to be missed by anybody working in this field.”

The event starts at 9.30am through to 4pm, and costs £15 per delegate. A light lunch is included. Business exhibition stands cost £200 for the day.

For more information or to book a stand contact Lyndsey Hannam on 01522 508377, or email