We believe that when people work and give together real sustainable and consistent change can happen for people and communities. With your heart for giving, and our knowledge and insight we will guide you to ensure sure all money raised stays within Greater Lincolnshire.


Lincolnshire Community Foundation was founded in 2002 and is dedicated to serving our diverse County, delivering positive environmental/societal change and, most importantly, positive outcomes for people and places.

Greater Lincolnshire has a population of circa 1.3 million, is the second largest county by area and includes a mix of urban, rural and coastal areas. We pride ourselves in engaging with communities at a grassroots level and our work is grounded in the value of #ChangenotCharity.

To date, we’ve distributed over £18M to charities, community groups and organisations from Grimsby to Sutton Bridge and Mablethorpe across to Grantham, with emphasis on small grants delivering a big difference.

Case Studies

Click one of the areas below or on the map to reveal various case studies about projects we’ve supported there…

North Lincolnshire
North East Lincolnshire
East Lindsey
West Lindsey
Lincoln City
Boston Borough
North Kesteven
South Kesteven
South Holland

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Crisis Response

Lincolnshire Community Foundation are experienced in raising funds to respond to local emergencies and delivering effective and reactive crisis support to those communities most in need, using 20 years of expertise, local contacts and a vast knowledge of Lincolnshire communities.

Between March and May 2020, the Foundation distributed National Emergency Trust (NET) funding of nearly £400,000 to those frontline community charities, groups and organisations keeping the most vulnerable and isolated members of our Lincolnshire communities fed, connected, safe and alive following the Covid-19 outbreak. During this period, we have awarded grants to over 80 community groups, positively impacting over 12,000 people across the County. The Foundation will continue to assist communities with further NET funding and their own Covid-19 Fund to ensure local money reaches those in most need.

Following the devastating floods in Wainfleet in 2019, the Foundation quickly engaged in local and national fundraising, enabling and ensuring emergency grants were awarded to those households impacted in the town within weeks. Lincolnshire Community Foundation continue supporting the community of Wainfleet throughout its recovery.

In November 2019, the Foundation ​was approached by our neighbours at Nottingham Community Foundation ​and asked to manage their Emergency Flood Fund. We used our experience and resource capacity to respond to ​support people affected by floods and have allocated £40,000 (as at March 20). We received Government match funding of £36,000 in May 2020 and once the Covid-19 situation is clearer, we will take steps to distribute this to help residents in their ongoing recovery.

If you would like Lincolnshire Community Foundation’s support with a bespoke emergency funding solution, please contact us on 01529 305 825 or email

Our Covid-19 Response:

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