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Over 10 years we, the residents, have £1 Million to spend in our Boston Big Local Area. The money has been given by the National Lottery and is to be spent on improving the community.

If you are a resident, group or charity in the BBL area or you have members who live in the BBL area you can apply for funding.

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Resident Led

Residents have £1million to spend for the benefit of the community.
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Your Money

Your Money

Your Money, your choice.
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Latest News

So, you think you know where you live?

Over the summer of 2018 many innocent attendees of events, financed by Boston Big Local, were accosted by members of the Resident’s Panel, armed with clip-boards and copies of our annual questionnaire. One of the questions (accompanied by a fuzzy map of central Boston, with enlarged labels naming prominent roads and various drains that form […]

Christmas Lights In Boston

At our last meeting in October, we discussed the application from Andrew Lovelace representing Christmas in Boston. Christmas in Boston are a group who meet throughout the year to arrange the organisation of lights for Christmas. They work with local schools and community groups to create the lights to ensure everyone feels involved. This year […]

Local Insights report

Have ever wondered what Boston is like and the stats and the insight for the town. Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI), have compiled information about our town around the areas of Population, Skills and Education, Vulnerable Groups, Economy, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Crime and Safety and Communities & Environment. Check out these insights below. […]

Planning Meeting

In April 2019, our new 2-year plan will come into effect. The first step of this journey happened on the 11th October 2018 at the Len Medlock Centre. Our meeting was a great success in brainstorming ideas and concepts that could fall in our new plan which fit within each of our themes: Health and […]

Boston in Bloom Say Thank You

Dear Rachel and Richard Boston in Bloom 2018 – Gold Award East Midlands in Bloom Awards – 19th September 2018 You may have heard that Boston achieved gold for the fourth year running, in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom large town category and came top in our category. Along with 4 additional awards; Best […]

New Lawnmower for Fydel House

Today, the residents of Boston Big Local had the pleasure of surprising the volunteer gardeners at Fydell House. For a while now the volunteers have been nursing their old petrol mower to keep it going and make the gardens at Fydell House look amazing for all to see. When, on the grapevine, we heard of […]

Community Chest Cheque Presentations

On Wednesday, the 12th September, we the residents of Boston Big Local presented the Community Chest Funding cheques to community groups who were successful from our July meeting. The lucky groups were Friar’s Folly, Boston Community Transport and Nacro who each required funding to keep their respective groups going. Friar’s Folly, as the name suggests […]

How things are run in Boston Big Local

Occasionally questions arise about how the Big Local resident-led programmed is managed and overseen. Residents on the local partnership put themselves forward to support the community, giving of their time and expertise. They do an amazing job in identifying and responding to its priorities. They can face many challenges, along with the rewards of helping […]

Big Local Rep’s Review – April to June 2018

As your Big Local Rep, about every three months I share my thoughts on local area progress with you as residents and with the central team managing the national programme. Your comments and thoughts are always welcome. Running things The partnership continues to meet monthly with the strong support of the Local Trusted Organisation, which is now Age UK […]

Funded By

Our Local Trust Organisation

Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire
Chantry House, 3 Lincoln Lane
Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8RU

Spending So Far

We have 10 years to spend the £1 million.
We are in year 4 and we have currently spent around £250,000.