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 the area in which you live.
Join us at our Zoom meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Latest News

Who we are able to help in this funding cycle

At our quarterly funding panel meeting on the 12th January 2021, we considered the applicants who applied using our 5 minute funding form. In this funding cycle, the applicants we were able to support are: Boston History Tours Are looking to promote tourism in Boston and run walking tours for school children and asked for […]

Memory Lane Supporting Through The Pandemic

Prior to the pandemic, we supported the Memory Lane group to meet up and support people with dementia to the tune of £1000 per quarter. You can read an example of their report here to see the outstanding work that they do. Since March 2020, our funding has enabled LHP staff to reach their Memory Lane clients in a […]

Big Local Rep’s Review – October – December 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. Just as I review the last three months, we’ve gone into another national lockdown. Once again family, […]

Restore Pantry

Back in November, Restore Church filled in our simple 5 Minute Funding Form to apply for COVID-19 support to help set up the Social Supermarket. Restore Pantry will be its name and we invested £4500 to purchase shelving and other equipment. The Pantry will be open for everyone to use and it works by paying […]

COVID-19 Funding

This past Guy Fawkes night our funding panel were sharing their own version of sparklers by investing money in groups from the Boston Big Local Area to help with their COVID response. These are the good cause we have supported: Scott House £1,000.00 To purchase PPE and outdoor equipment for service users at Scott House […]

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 […]

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 6 and we have currently spent around £494,000.