Do you have an idea that you want to get off the ground? Or perhaps you need support with running costs for your group?

Boston Big Local’s Community Chest is a small grants fund for residents, community groups and charities within the Boston Big Local area. It is available to residents who have an innovative idea which needs a cash boost to make it happen, and to charities and community groups who may need some additional support to carry out their services.

Residents of any age within the Boston Big Local area can apply for a grant of up to £1500 from the Community Chest as long as it meets one of the four Boston Big Local priorities:

  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Creating a more attractive environment
  • Building community spirit
  • Encouraging enterprise

Community Chest funding applications must have the support of at least two residents.

The Community Chest panel is currently reviewing its procedures. In the meantime, you can still apply for funding by downloading the forms using the links below and submitting them to

There are two funding streams that residents can apply for:

  • grants for residents and/or community groups to undertake projects, and
  • running costs such as volunteer expenses for groups that meet Boston Big Local’s priorities.

How to apply

To apply for funding, download and complete the Community Chest application form. A map of the Boston Big Local area and a list of street names are available here. Guidance Notes are also available to help you with your application.

Residents and community groups can also get support with their application by emailing

Submitting your application

Send your completed application form by email to or post a hard copy to Boston Big Local, c/o Age UK (UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire), William Garfit House, 116 High Street, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 8TG.