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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.
Help us spend it.
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Your Money

Your Money

Your Money, your choice.
Help us choose where to spend the money.
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Shape the area in which you live.
Join us at our Zoom meetings on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
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Latest News

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 […]

Buoys Project Official Opening

Richard’s speech for the Buoys Project Official opening on the 3rd July 2021. As Chairman of Boston Big Local I have been looking forward to this day ever since the project was first outlined to me by Ian Farmer, four years ago, at a planning meeting for our second Two Year Plan. As part of […]

Big Local Rep’s Review – April – June 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. As summer is upon us, I guess some things are feeling a lot better than they have […]

Assessor feedback – March 2021

Following our meeting with Anne Sherriff, from Local Trust who was assigned as the assessor of BBL’s latest 2 year plan for 2021 to 2023. Her feedback was as follows: Thank you for welcoming me to your meeting on 11 March, and for your thoughtful and reflective comments. I really enjoyed meeting all of you. […]

Big Local Rep’s Review – January – March 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. First, congratulations to Boston for gaining £21.9m from the Central Government’s Towns Fund. It feels to me […]

Reflecting on our past two years

Wow! Doesn’t time fly, when you are making a difference. Boston Big Local creates a two-year plan to help ensure it meets the needs of the BBL area. Because we have been given 10 years to invest the £1 Million in the community there will five two-year plans. On the 1st of April 2021, we […]

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, […]

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 6 and we have currently spent around £600,000.

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