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Lincoln community group receives £49k funding

Local volunteers gained £49,020 of funding for a community project aimed at making the Abbey ward of Lincoln a ‘better place to live’.

The funding from People’s Health Trust is made up of money raised by HealthComplete through The Health Lottery.

The project ‘Stand Up Speak Up: Be Active’ encourages volunteers to help run community clean-ups, a music festival, youth groups and more.

Organised through Lincoln City FC Sport and Education Trust, Stand Up Speak Up: Be Active will bring together a group of 50 residents who will listen to over 3,000 local people over the next two years, so that they develop and deliver local solutions for local issues.

Through door-knocking and organising public events, the project will find out what action residents can take to make their community even better.

Maaike Veenkamp, Project Leader of ‘Stand Up Speak Up: Be Active’, said: “The recent community clean-up was a great success, and something local people really wanted to happen.

“Over the coming months, it will be great to hear what other ideas people have for their area.”

John Hume, Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust, added: “It’s fantastic to see groups like ‘Stand Up Speak Up: Be Active’ putting local people at the heart of their activities.

“No one knows their community better than they do, and we look forward to hearing about more of the great ideas they have to make Abbey an even better place to live.”