Sincil Bank wins £240k funding for makeover

Sincil Bank is one of just ten places in the country to be awarded £240,000 in funding to improve the looks of the area.

Lincoln City Foundation is leading the three-year project which will focus on enabling local people to make big changes.

So far the partnership is looking at using the money to enhance community spaces and the street scene, while creating more events for residents and students in the area.

It secured the funding by completing a year’s worth of community engagement and consultation to identify areas for improvement and generate ideas.

They were out in storm Hannah. Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

The project will officially launch on Thursday, July 4 across two sessions (1pm and 6pm starts) in the Legends Lounge at the Sincil Bank stadium.

Joanna Okrasa, the project manager at Lincoln City Foundation said: “We are proud and excited to lead on the project which brings together community, authority, business and education sector to work collaboratively and drive positive changes in the area.

“We’ve already seen great community action and look forward to support local people to build on their achievements over the next three years.”

Photo: Nick Rawsthorne

Anne Lawson, local resident and Chair of Maze Matters Community Group said: “To be granted the funding as a community we are absolutely over the moon.

“The goals that we can now achieve will benefit many areas of our neighbourhood including enabling us to hold more community events, improving the look of our area and supporting us to connect with more generations.”