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Over 10 years we, the residents, have £1.2 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.

Resident Led

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

Community Chest Investments

At our Community Chest Panel meeting in May, we considered many applications for funding. From the completed Simple Five Minute Application Forms, the criteria we look for from applicants are that they can demonstrate how our funding will support the BBL Area. The applications we agreed to fund this quarter are: Boston Tours – £1500 […]

Boston Stitchers

An independent group of friendly and enthusiastic people who meet regularly to share their common interest – the love of stitching. They have members who are new to stitching, and some that have years of knowledge, members who prefer traditional embroidery, and others who work in a more contemporary way, with machine embroidery, dyeing and […]

Big Local Rep’s Review – January – April 2022

Every three months or so, I share my thoughts on local area progress with you as residents as your Big Local Rep and with the central team managing the national programme. Your comments and thoughts are always welcome. The big picture Sometimes horrendous international events can feel very close to home; the invasion of Ukraine […]

Big Local Rep’s Review – October – December 2021

Every three months or so, I share my thoughts on local area progress with you as residents as your Big Local Rep and with the central team managing the national programme. Your comments and thoughts are always welcome. The big picture The Big Local community got a boost in the autumn. We benefited from continuing […]

Boston Monopoly

We launched Boston Monopoly on the 11th December 2021. Philip Wicksted, a huge Monopoly fan, possibly the biggest fan in Boston who, was the first to purchase a Boston Monopoly UK board after its launch We even created our own HashTag so people could share themselves playing the game. You can view the photos on […]

Boston (UK) Monopoly – coming soon

Before creating the Boston Historic Trump Cards, we had been hoping to have a Boston Monopoly Board. With the success of the trump cards in raising Boston’s profile and funds for good causes in Boston, it was decided we would invest in funding a Hasbro branded Boston Monopoly game. Boston Borough Council joined us with […]

Big Local Rep’s Review – July – September 2021

Every three months or so, I share my thoughts on local area progress with you as residents as your Big Local Rep and with the central team managing the national programme. Your comments and thoughts are always welcome. The big picture It’s encouraging how residents and local organisations are responding to current reduced Covid restrictions […]

Funding Panel Investments

On the 7th of September 2021, The BBL Community Chest and Events Panel met to discuss the applications at the final funding meeting of the year. The panel meets to consider the Community Chest and Events applications three times a year in January, May and September. The causes the panel agreed to fund this time […]

LCVS Boston Big Local Survey

In 2020 Boston Big Local appointed an Environment Volunteer Coordinator to develop a resident led volunteer programme of activities to help brighten up the BBL area and improve local open spaces. A survey of 13 questions was prepared and distributed to residents of Boston via Facebook asking for views on litter and whether they would […]

Funded By

The National Lottery Community Fund

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 £1.2 million.
We are in year 7 and we have currently spent around £800,000.

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