Funding available from Thonock Trust

Lincolnshire Community Foundation would like to remind not for profit community groups providing a service to people living in Gainsborough, Corringham, Blyton, Springthorpe and Lea the next closing date for receipt of applications to the Thonock Trust is on 1 June 2019, although they may be able to agree to an extension, if requested.  Grants of up to £2,000 are available towards running costs, activities, equipment and resources, volunteer training, etc.

LCF has managed this fund for many years and during that time, many local organisations have benefitted, including Gainsborough Uphills Community Centre, Lea Village Hall, Benjamin Adlard Primary School, Stepping Stone Theatre, The Old Nick Museum, GAPA and Gainsborough Nursery School plus many more.

Individuals can also apply for some help towards the cost of books, transport, training, work wear etc that will help them overcome barriers so they can access work, training or educational opportunities.

Groups can apply for up to £2,000 and individuals can apply for up to £200.

Foundation staff are available to advise about form filling and provide general advice about this, and other funds managed by the Community Foundation.  Please contact us on 01529 305825 if you have an idea for a project you think fits the criteria or download details from the Grants Page at

Sue Fortune, Joint CEO says:-

“This funding continues to help local groups deliver essential social action projects in Gainsborough and the surrounding area, reaching out to some of the most vulnerable in the community.”