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Support for local groups

New community advisors are now available to point you in the right direction for the backing you need

New advisors, including Tracy Parr (centre) are helping community projects like the Pennygate Foundation get up and running

New advisors, including Tracy Parr (centre), are helping community projects like the Pennygate Foundation get up and running

Dedicated voluntary groups have always been the lifeblood of Lincolnshire communities - but they sometimes need a helping hand.

Now the county council has ensured more support than ever is available to local groups, whether starting up or already established.

It has recruited four community advisors who are on hand at the end of the phone or by email to assist with your queries - everything from sources of funding to training.

After talking to you, the advisors will seek to identify the issues and refer you to an organisation that can help.

Cllr Sue Woolley, the council’s executive member for community engagement, explains: “There are already many community groups across the county running fantastic projects and providing excellent services.

“There are also groups who have only just got together, or are in the early stages of developing an idea, and they sometimes need support to meet their aims.

“The new community advisors are just one way of providing that help, alongside our established partners across Lincolnshire.”

One of the advisors, Tracy Parr (pictured centre), said their role was all about sharing learning across the county.

“There’s already a really strong network of support for community groups in Lincolnshire, but they’re not always sure how to access it.

“From now on, they can simply contact us and we’ll point people in the right direction for the help they need.”

Tracy added: “We’ll also be working to develop and strengthen networks of community venues, through which groups can share information and skills amongst themselves.

“By learning from each other’s experiences, the groups should be better equipped to meet any challenges and succeed with their projects.”

More information

If your group would benefit from advice or support, please contact our community advisors on 01522 550798 or email

Something for everyone

An exciting community project in Spalding - the Pennygate Foundation - is getting a helping hand from the community advisors.

Dr Azmeena Nathu (pictured right), a GP at the Pennygate Health Centre, is transforming a house next to the surgery into a charity-run health and wellbeing centre for the whole community.

She is supported by fellow trustee Brenda Wickham (pictured left) and volunteers of all ages, plus local builders giving their time for free.

Services already on offer include a drop-in café, a meeting room hosting all kinds of activities, and a therapy area upstairs. Residents can also get advice on filling in forms and accessing support services.

For the future, a range of additional facilities are planned, including developing the youth club with the backing of the police and young people themselves.


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