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.

Resident Led

Resident Led

Residents have £1million to spend for the benefit of the community.
Help us spend it.

Your Money

Your Money

Your Money, your choice.
Help us choose where to spend the money.

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Join Us

Shape your future.
Join us at our open meetings.

Latest News

Big Local Rep’s Review – July – September 2020

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. A strong and committed partnership “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world – […]

Newsletter Delivery

Our newsletters are created and distributed to the BBL area every quarter. For the last 18 months or so we have paid a company in Peterborough to deliver our Newsletters. They did a fantastic job, however, we have always wanted a local charity or organisation to deliver them so we can keep the funding in […]

Automatic Hand Sanitisers

With the lockdown restrictions gradually being lifted, the Boston Big Local panel discussed how we could help local groups to begin to open up within the government guidelines. We decided to contact different organisations in the BBL area to see if they would be interested in us supplying them with automatic hand sanitisers. The response […]

Big Local Rep’s Review – April – June 2020

These last three months of reacting to the Covid-19 pandemic have had a huge impact on our neighbourhoods and communities. We have been faced with questions and concerns we could not have even imagined and we approach the summer with many uncertainties ahead. Yet, people’s warmth and compassion, understanding and action in responding to such […]

COVID -19 – Face Masks

When Emma Whitton, a teacher at Boston High School, asked for help and support in making Face Masks for key services. We at Boston Big Local happily replied to her request. At our panel meeting, we all agreed to set funding aside that Emma could use as she required to purchase the materials she needed. […]

Virtual Coffee Morning

On the 15th May, Katy Roberts our plan coordinator arranged a Virtual Coffee Morning over Zoom for different organisations that we had supported. The aim was to discover if we could support them through the COVID-19 crisis and to see if there were any opportunities for the groups to collaborate and/or share ideas. Promoted by […]

Blooming Marvelous

We have been proud to fund and support Boston in Bloom for a number of years now. In that time they have blossomed and grown. Since their conception, they have focused on making our town look brighter. We fund this amazing group under our ‘Theme 2 – Creating a more attractive environment‘ and the work […]

Big Local Rep’s Review – January – March 2020

During these most challenging of times, I wish you and your families and neighbours safekeeping and good health and positive spirits. I am mightily impressed with local action and support in the area. Some good news is that Big Local has guaranteed a further £50,000 to each area, bringing the total investment in Central Boston […]

Join our BBL Panel Meetings

Back in 2015, Boston Big Local(BBL) was awarded £1 Million to invest in the BBL area over a 10 year period. This Boston Big Local area was chosen, along with 150 other areas in the UK, by the Local Trust to receive a share of the £150 Million pot of money from the National Lottery […]

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 million.
We are in year 5 and we have currently spent around £465,000.