Boston Mayflower has now been offering a Community Champions Grant Scheme for over 7 years. During that period of time we have given away in excess of £40,000 and helped and assisted over 90 organisations/projects. This year we have assisted local groups such as Homestart, Swineshead Youth Club and Butterwick Happy Circle to provide activities, outings and equipment for their members, given money to Boston Woods Trust for tree planting and helped Endeavour Radio in their bid to be on the airwaves full time.
This money has assisted our local communities and also promoted volunteering. The Community Champions Award Scheme has projected Boston Mayflower as one of the most progressive organisations in Lincolnshire in giving money to local groups and the voluntary sector.
The Boston Mayflower Community Champions Awards aims to provide funds to help stimulate and support community activities which benefit Boston Mayflower tenants and the wider communities within the Boston area.
Examples of the types of projects that may be considered are:
A community event, fete, sports day or fun day
Purchasing equipment for a community club, sports team or art project
A Christmas party for children or older people
Sponsorship of a ‘best kept garden’ competition
Sponsorship of a clean up campaign for a local ‘Grot Spot’
A new local voluntary service which requires a ‘start up’ grant.
Boston Mayflower will also welcome applications to provide part funding for appropriate projects where other sources of funding are available to meet the full cost of the project (ie we will fund your application, if necessary, up to a maximum of £500).
If you think your project may be eligible for funding, you need to complete an application form. You can call us on 0300 365 5000 to discuss your project or for advice on completing the form.
The initial submissions will be verified by the Customer Participation Manager who may ask for more details, visit sites, and interview applicants where appropriate. Your application will need to be supported by at least two Boston Mayflower customers, and our customers will vote for the projects requesting funding using voting boxes in our offices.
All applicants will be informed in writing if the application has been successful or not, following the meeting of the Area Panel. If your application has been unsuccessful we will tell you the reason why.