Do you have an idea that you want to get off the ground? Or perhaps you need support with running costs for your group?

Read on below and fill in our ‘5 Minute Funding Form’ to apply for the Community Chest in less than five minutes.

Boston Big Local’s Community Chest is a small grants fund for residents, community groups and charities within the Boston Big Local area. It is available to residents who have an innovative idea which needs a cash boost to make it happen, and to charities and community groups who may need some additional support to carry out their services.

Residents of any age within the Boston Big Local area can apply for a grant of up to £1500 from the Community Chest as long as it meets one of the four Boston Big Local priorities:

  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Creating a more attractive environment
  • Building community spirit
  • Encouraging enterprise

There are two funding streams that residents can apply for:

  • grants for residents and/or community groups to undertake projects, and
  • running costs such as volunteer expenses for groups that meet Boston Big Local’s priorities.

To apply your group must have members or attendees from the Boston Big Local Area or your group’s location must be in the Boston Big Local Area.

How to apply

Please complete our 5-minute funding online form below and we will get back to you with an automated reply to assure you of our receipt of your application.

Once we have considered your application at our quarterly Community Chest meeting we will contact you with the outcome of your application.

The funding panel meets to decide applications on the first Tuesday in May, September and January. All applications must be submitted a week before the panel meets. Any applications missing the deadline will still be considered but at the following funding meeting.

We will contact you after the Funding Meeting to let you know any outcome.

Alternately, download the application form, print it off, fill it in and send it to Boston Big Local, c/o Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire, Chantry House, Lincoln Lane, Boston PE21 8RU.

The Boston Big Local Area

You can download a copy of the Boston Big Local map or a list of the street names in the area using the links below or explore it on the Google Map on this page:

Download the Boston Big Local map

Download a list of street names