Following on from the announcement that ‘Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe & Sutton on Sea’ has been selected as one of 50 areas nationally to be awarded £1Million through the new Big Lottery Scheme, Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has also confirmed that up to £30k pounds has been made available to prepare, prime and consult the local community in preparation for the funds becoming available in October 2011.

Recent Developments

We have been advised, initially that £10k of the £30k will be made available to each area in January 2011, with the remaining £20k likely to be available in the Spring of 2011 (Date to be confirmed).  In order to access the funding each area must select and nominate a ‘Lead Organisation’. The Lead organisation must have the support of the wider community including important key local organisations, including statutory bodies.

The role of the ‘Lead Organisation’ is to drive the priming, consultation and preparation work forward in partnership with key partner organisations. The key responsibilities of the Lead are as follows:

¨                Apply to Big Lottery to hold the £10k on behalf of the area.

¨                Co-ordinate and facilitate meetings between any local organisations

           interested in supporting an ‘Informal Partnership’.

¨                Report to Big Lottery regarding works undertaken, and appropriate the

           use of any funds spent.

¨                Distribute required funds to local groups, organisations, individuals that

           wish to undertake part of the priming and consultation work as agreed

           by the ‘informal partnership’.


Key local organisations and partner organisations whom work within the Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea area are being asked to come together to establish what kind of consultation work will need to be completed in preparation for the £1M Big Lottery’s, Big Local Scheme. The purpose of the steering group is establish what kind of consultation work, has already taken place and what further is needed to produce a business plan in preparation for the fund being made available.

At a recent meeting on 23rd November 2010 it was agreed by all persons/organisations attending that ‘The Boat Shed, Mablethorpe’ would act as Lead organisation for the first £10k funds available. Representatives from ELDC Partnerships & Grants, LCC Community Development, Lincolnshire Police, Neighbourhood Management, Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe & Sutton on Sea Town Council, ELDC Town Centre Manager, Visions, Furnichurch, The Boatshed and Mablethorpe Learning Centre were all in attendance.

Further representation from a range of organisations is still needed on the steering group.  By attending you will not be committing yourself to any further involvement, the intention is merely to form an informal partnership which possesses relevant knowledge of Mablethorpe,  Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea  and the needs of the community whether associated with health, recreation, education, youth or any other area.

For more information about getting involved please contact Steve or Sarah at the Boatshed on 01507 479165 or email:


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The Big local trust

The Big local trust is an independent charitable trust that will support local funding schemes in 100-150 urban and rural neighbourhoods. The targeted neighbourhoods will be places where many people face multiple barriers to meeting their needs, and which have not had great success in gaining resourses and help.  Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea have been chosen as one of these neighbourhoods and will receive between £1m and £2m, and will have up to 10 years to allocate this money.

The aim of the local funding scheme is to enable people to make their communities better places to live, now and in the future.  The scheme will help people develop the skills and confidence they need to identify priorities that matter to them and to take action to change things for the better.

The local funding schemes will support projects that meet needs that local people have identified as their priorities.

What would you do with £1millionThe Big Local Trust is giving between £1m and £2m to Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea, to be spent over the next 10 years.

The idea is to put you in control of shaping your community.  With this funding, you have the opportunity to improve your community and make it a better place to live in, now and in the future.  We need you to identify the most important issues that affect you and your family in your community.

The funding will be spent on projects that you have identified as important and beneficial to meeting local peoples’ needs and improving the community you live in.

We want to hear from every one of you, because without you we cannot do it!

Communities are better able to identify needs and resposes to them and to take action to deal with them.

Broad participation

Community involvement in choosing priorities and specific projects.

No quick fixes; money is about helping to make a long-term difference with sustainable solutions to be encouraged.

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