June 3, 2011 12.22 pm This story is over 156 months old

Lincoln clubs receive £4k Co-op grants

Community grants: Lincolnshire Co-op donated £4,620 to local organisations such as the Lincoln Rowing Center.

County schools, churches, youth groups and music clubs have received grants from the Lincolnshire Co-operative Society.

The donation, a total of £4,620, has been shared amongst local organisations such as the Lincoln Rowing Center and The Priory Trust.

It was part of a £16,100 community dividend that was made to Lincolnshire.

The remainder of the donation was divided to other areas in Lincolnshire with £4,700 to the south which encompasses Spalding and Sleaford, £4,880 to the East which takes in Louth, Horncastle and Spilsby and £1,900 to the North which includes Gainsborough and Scunthorpe.

These grants come just one month after the Society donated £500,000, ahead of its 150th Birthday.

The society, which has 2700 employees in Lincolnshire, makes donations to local communities as a means to share its profits.

The dividend was spread across a total of 33 organisations across the county.

Membership and Community Manager Sam Turner said: “Our members are always impressed by the variety of work different groups are doing their communities.

“We’re delighted to be able to support such a range of projects through the Community Dividend scheme.”

The grants went to:

  • £400 to the Lincoln Rowing Centre for equipment.
  • £300 to Friends of The Holt Primary School in Skellingthorpe for a picnic bench.
  • £250 to Holy Cross Under Fives towards mending fencing, a gate and a maze in the outdoor area.
  • £400 towards playhouses for All Saints Primary School in Waddington.
  • £250 to Sir Francis Hill Primary School in Lincoln towards fencing costs.
  • £500 to Harmony Lincs Chorus towards costs of a taster day to promote the group.
  • £400 to youth group The Mix based in Nettleham for a laptop.
  • £500 to The Priory Trust in Lincoln towards installing disabled access.
  • £400 to Age UK Lindsey to buy slippers to give to people at Falls Awareness Day at the Lincoln day centre.
  • £500 to All Saints Church in Wellingore towards works on the belltower.
  • £720 to the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership for rounders equipment.
Source: Lincolnshire Co-operative