Funding to help local community warm hubs in Lincolnshire

28 April 2023
2 mins

Above (left to right): Platform’s Community Engagement Officer, Sam Smith is pictured presenting the £500 donation to Susan Howard, Polly Butler, Gail Bailey, Sue Alldread who volunteer at the Wainfleet Methodist Church and Community Centre.

Platform customers in Lincolnshire will continue to receive a warm welcome and support at their community hubs, thanks to £30,000 funding from Platform Housing Group and EEM.

Platform Housing Group, whose vision is to build a better future by investing in affordable homes, services and communities is using £20,000 from their Wellbeing and Community Chest Funds, along with a further £10,000 grant from the EEM Trust, to help support existing warm hubs.


One of the local organisations to benefit is Wainfleet Methodist Church and Community Centre in Skegness who have received £500 of the funding to help them continue to hold their warm hub sessions, stay open a little longer, or offer more food.  The funding will also enable them to give out warm packs for use at home to help people keep a little warmer.

Marion Duffy, Chief Operations Officer at Platform Housing Group said, “Running in the heart of local communities, warm hubs are designed to support vulnerable and isolated people, as well as those on lower incomes, when the cost of living continues to be a daily challenge.


“The activities and services available at the community hubs we’re supporting are operated by volunteers from within the local area; people who are uniquely positioned to understand the needs of their local communities.” 

Platform’s campaign to keep their customers warm and supported will see them donate £5,700 to local charities and organisations across Lincolnshire, including Mareham Le Fen Community Centre, Winnies Community Lounge, Skegness Methodist Church, The Storehouse Skegness, Centenary Methodist Church, The Lighthouse Project, Horncastle Crisis Team, Wragby Chef, Alford Hub, Binbrook and District Residents Association, Coastal Centre, Mablethorpe  and PPC Louth Trinity Centre.

Wainfleet Methodist Church Volunteer, Polly Butler said, “We are extremely grateful for the kind donation from Platform to support our Church Warm Hub.  All our volunteers and people from the local community have really enjoyed taking part and found the sessions very beneficial.”

You can find out more about Warm Community Hubs and a list of the organisations and charities we have supported here.