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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.

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Residents have £1million to spend for the benefit of the community.
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Latest News

Bill’s Change of Role

Bill Badham has been our Big Local rep or adviser since 2014. Local Trust, which manages the whole programme, has brought in changes for areas like us, with less than £75,000 to invest, ending all central support. This means Bill’s formal role with us has ended. However, Bill will continue with us as a non […]

Learning From Our Big Local workshop

On Thursday 9th November 2023, Jack, Jocasta, and Rosie from Local Trust went to visit BBL at The Local Community Centre to deliver a ‘Learning from Big Local’ workshop. The session was a space for participants to reflect on their Big Local journey, and what they had achieved and learnt over the years. This was […]

Big Local Adviser’s Review – October – December 2023

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. As Boston Big Local gets closer to completing the £1.2m investment in the area over the last […]

Big Local Connect 2023

With the Big Local Project coming to an end, the 27th and 28th of October saw the final Big Local Connect take place in Nottingham. You may be most aware of Boston Big Local having £1 Million to invest in the centre of Boston, however, there are a further 149 other Big Locals that are […]

Big Local Adviser’s Review – July – October 2023

Looking back Summer months with Boston Big Local are always busy and often see the highlights of the year for activity supporting the community. And again, this year, the beach event was phenomenal, bigger and running for longer than ever. Fran Taylor orchestrated a range of supportive activities linked to the beach with her usual […]

Beach Event 2023

On the 17th & 18th of July the beach was once again installed into Central Park for the duration of the school summer holidays. This is the 6th time we have funded the installation and the linked beach events that goes with it. Our £11,000 funding this year enabled Boston Borough Council to organise the […]

Community Chest Investments – September 2023

Every four months our community chest and events panel meets to consider all funding applications. At our last meeting in September 2023 we funded an amazing £3,300 worth of projects. Check out who we funded in this quarter: From the completed Simple Five Minute Application Forms, the criteria we look for from applicants are that […]

Big Local Adviser’s Review – April – July 2023

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. Communications and ending well Boston Big Local has a year to run. With the final Big Local […]

Boston Stitcher’s Amazing Books

At our meeting on the 11th of May, we had a visit from Janet Corcoran and Heather Wright from The Boston Stitchers. They showed us the sketches and some patches that have been returned and created by them ready for their latest book. We also had a chance to see the amazing 2020 book they […]

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 our final year and we have currently spent around £975,000.

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