Community funding and volunteering

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

Community Fund

The SK Community Fund is now open to applications.  

Charities, community and voluntary organisations provide an invaluable service across our district every day and South Kesteven District Council is keen to support the excellent work they do.

In 2015 SKDC announced the creation of the SK Community Fund to which local groups and organisations can apply for grants to support one-off projects or events that take place in South Kesteven and that are for the benefit of the District's residents.

Financial assistance offered by the Fund is available through three strands:

Projects that tackle loneliness, social/rural isolation, mental health and wellbeing are welcomed.  We also support projects  that deliver outdoor facilities, work to community buildings, enterprise projects, events and new organisations and social enterprises that support communities in the district.

Those applying through the small grants scheme can request up to 100% of project costs.  Groups wishing to apply for assistance with a community event or project with a value in excess of £2, 000 can request up to 80% of the total costs (to a maximum of £5,000. The other 20% must be contributed from elsewhere, of which 10% can be from 'in-kind' volunteering or materials.

* This 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.

Closing dates for 2022/23:

11th April 2022

20th July 2022

19th October 2022

18th January 2023

How to apply

Application forms can be requested by email to 

LotterySK new


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