Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire’s Annual General Meeting was held on 18th October 2018 at Westcliff Community Centre, Scunthorpe.

The usual AGM business having been dealt with, the meeting broke up to enable members attending to speak to the funders gathered there.

The Big Lottery, Heritage Lottery, Tribune Trust, Lincolnshire Community Foundation, North Lincolnshire Community Grants, CLLD, SSE/SDF funding, and Lincs Lotto all had a steady stream of groups interested in seeking funding for their projects, and were able to explain whether community projects would be eligible for their fund, and if so, what to do to apply.

Voluntary Action offers a funding advice service but because of funding cuts, groups wishing to avail themselves of this service are asked to pay. The funders said that applications from this area have fallen dramatically and ways to solve the problem are being investigated.