Good causes benefit from £9,062 of grants

Lincolnshire Co-operative has dished out more than £9,000 to sports clubs, gardeners, musicians and scouts in the latest round of Community Dividend grants.

Giving donations and support to good causes is one of the ways the Society shares its profits and recently 12 organisations have shared in £9,062 as part of the Community Dividend scheme.

The Society is owned by its members, who are people from its trading area. Those who sit on the Member Services Council are asked to make decisions on grant applications.

This time £3,062 has been given to the Central area which includes Lincoln, £3,000 to the North which includes Keelby, Waltham and Grimsby, £1,500 to the South including Long Sutton and Sleaford and £1,500 goes to the Newark area.

The grants are as follows:

• £1,062 to Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust to pay for installation of a hearing loop in one of its classrooms in the Education Centre at Whisby Nature Park.
• £1,000 to the Kodokan Judo Club, in North Hykeham, towards the cost of 19 new judo mats.
• £500 to Pathfinders, in Lincoln, towards the cost of equipment to put on an ‘Ermine’s got talent’ competition.
• £500 to United LT Basketball Club, in Lincoln, for trophies and hall hire for its second annual summer basketball tournament.

• £2,000 to Keelby Allotment Society, in Grimsby, for a shipping container to be used for lockers and storage space as well as an office and tea making facilities.
• £500 to All Saints Church, in Waltham, towards the cost of a new double oven, hob and water heater as part of the refurbishment of its kitchen.
• £500 to Get hooked on Positive Activities, in Grimsby, towards six portable mains floodlights so they can provide sporting activities for youths at night time.

• £1,000 to Sleaford Gymnastics Club towards the cost of three new safety mats and a vaulting support block.
• £500 to 1st Long Sutton Scout Group to kit out its new internet suite with worktops, sockets and mounting boxes for the computers as well as broadband.

• £500 to Collingham and District Bowling Club towards the cost of a twin mains toilet to be installed next to the club house.
• £500 to Collingham Parochial Church Council towards the cost of restoring the organ in St John the Baptist Church.
• £500 to Newark Blues Festival CIC towards production of banners, flyers, tickets and adverts to publicise the event. 


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