Building Community Spirit

Boston Big Local will support the coordination of existing activities that increase community spirit and fund additional activities where there is an identified need. A lead delivery partner will coordinate the activities under each priority and any activities or services funded will not replace statutory services.

Outcomes for all priorities under this theme

We will know we have made a difference when:

  • Residents from the Boston Big Local area tell us they feel there is greater community spirit and public pride.
  • Residents tell us they feel there is more appreciation of the diversity of culture and backgrounds within the Boston Big Local area.
  • Residents and local organisations tell us there is greater participation in community life.

To achieve these outcomes, the Partnership Group decided on three priorities:

  • Provide new and support existing activities that draw people together from different backgrounds within the Boston Big Local area.
  • Improve facilities for community gatherings and events.
  • Provide small grants through a community chest programme to support local initiatives linked to all four Boston Big Local themes.

Agreed activities

1a and 1b – To provide new and support existing activities that draw people together from different backgrounds within the Boston Big Local area the following activities have been agreed: We will run and support larger events and activities (1a); We will run and support smaller events and activities (1b); We will provide new and support existing activities that draw people together from different backgrounds within the Boston Big Local area and build community spirit through supporting and facilitating the running of small and large community events. You can read the Service Level Agreement for this activity here.

Lead delivery partners – Lincolnshire CVS and Boston Borough Council
Other delivery partners – various

Community Events Grant Scheme Report | Quarter 2 2017

Boston Beach Event report 2017

1940s Event report 2017

Community Events Grant Scheme Report | Quarter 1 2017

2 – To improve facilities for community gatherings and events we will: Direct support for Boston Marathon UK.

Lead delivery partners – Boston Marathon UK
Other delivery partners – none

Report on Boston Marathon 2017

2a – To improve facilities for community gatherings and events we will: Support an existing community hub or new facilities – to be decided.

Lead delivery partners – to be decided
Other delivery partners – to be decided

Interim Report for improved IT facilities for community use

3 – We will provide small grants through a community chest programme to support local initiatives linked to all four Boston Big Local themes. The small grants programme will run three times a year with funding up to £1000 per initiative.

Lead delivery partners – Boston Big Local Partnership Group and Local Trusted Organisation
Other delivery partners – none

– To celebrate Boston Big Local success and support continued resident involvement we will: Run one large event and piggy back on local events; Purchase equipment and resources to run Boston Big Local events.

Lead delivery partners – Boston Big Local Partnership Group and Local Trusted Organisation

Other delivery partners – none

Informing and influencing others

As well as the above activities, Boston Big Local will inform and influence others about:

  • How to make all of Boston appeal to all its communities.