Community funding and volunteering

Find out about how to apply for our Community Fund and volunteering opportunities in South Kesteven.

The SK Community Fund is currently open to applications for small grants specifically to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.  

Charities and constituted community and voluntary organisations can apply for funding through this scheme for street parties, events, Coronation Big Lunches etc for residents of South Kesteven to mark this historic occasion. 

Those applying through the small grants scheme for a celebratory event to mark the Coronation of King Charles III can request up to 100% of event costs.  

There is a limited amount of funding available through this scheme and, because of this, although a maximum grant of £2,000 is allowed,  events requiring up to £1,000 will be viewed favourably if the application meets the criteria of the fund.  Awards will be made on a 'first come, first served' basis.

Closing dates for applications is 24th March 2023, however, applications can be submitted at any time before that date.

* The SK Community fund does not support applications for 'business as usual' costs, revenue costs (salaries, project officer or other employee costs, rents, training etc).  Sessional worker fees as requested as part of an Events application may be considered.

How to apply

Application forms can be requested by email to 

Other funding available for Coronation Events

National Lottery funding
Funding is available of up to £10,000 for events and activities through the National Lottery Awards for All programme and you can encourage community groups to apply.
National Lottery Awards for All does not have a deadline, but it can take up to 12 weeks from the point of application submission to receiving funding, which means applications for the Coronation weekend should be made before the middle of February. All funding criteria and terms and conditions are here.


SKCommunity Fund

When open for general applications, financial assistance offered by the SK Community Fund is available through three strands:

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In September 2018 SKDC we launched a new local lottery called LotterySK, which helps raise money for local charities and good causes. From each £1 ticket, 60 pence is donated to good causes. 

Money from each ticket will help support the Community Fund. If the ticket buyer wishes to donate to a particular good cause or charity, 50 pence will be donated and 10 pence will go to the Fund. Alternatively, ticket buyers can opt for all 60 pence to go to the Fund to be distributed in the usual way.


We sometimes have opportunities for volunteers in our community leisure projects. For further information, please submit an enquiry >>

For further information on volunteering opportunities in the area or if you are a voluntary organisation seeking more volunteers or support please visit:

  • Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service
  • Volunteering opportunities database
  • Discover Volunteering
  • Lincolnshire Sport