February 21, 2013 10.49 am This story is over 129 months old

£5k grant to curb antisocial behaviour in Lincoln city centre

A better place: Lincoln BIG has received a grant to help make Lincoln’s city centre a more welcoming place to be.

Lincoln BIG is hoping £5,000 from the Baroness Newlove Alcohol Fund will help create new projects to make the city centre more welcoming for visitors and residents.

Working with the City of Lincoln Council, Lincoln BIG received the sum to provide grants to those with ideas for tackling street drinking, noise nuisance, and antisocial behaviour.

Anyone can pitch an idea to improve the city centre, from organisations to communities and groups.

Lincoln BIG Operations Manager Mick Lake said: “We have already commissioned two exciting projects aimed at tackling street drinking and binge drinking, but still have £5,000 to provide Grants for other groups.

“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.”

He added: “We feel that the Baroness Newlove funding presents groups with superb opportunities to make a real difference in Lincoln and it would be especially good to hear about ideas where an organisation can provide match-funding, although this is not essential.”

To apply for some of the funding, contact Lake by March 22 on 01522 545233 or email on [email protected].