Lincolnshire community centre club awarded much needed funds

20 March 2024
2 mins

A community centre club in a remote Lincolnshire village will be able to continue thanks to a successful application for extra funding.

Munchkins – a baby, toddler and carers club – which takes place at Mareham-Le-Fen Community Centre in the county applied to Platform’s Community Chest, a funding pot for Platform customers and local charities, clubs and other not-for-profit organisations to apply for if their work or project directly benefits Platform customers; all applications are assessed against specific eligibility criteria by customers who sit on its Customer Experience Panel.

The funding means the club can continue to provide its services to the local community for the next 12 months, for 2 hours every week.

Victoria Fleet who runs the club said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from Platform Housing Group.  We are situated in a remote community in Lincolnshire; our club not only benefits the babies and toddlers in our area but also their carers, parents and grandparents who can feel isolated and alone.  Our group offers an opportunity for them to all come together and feel more connected.”

Marion Duffy, Chief Operations Officer at Platform Housing Group said: “Bringing people together adds real value to local communities, particularly in remote areas like Mareham-Le-Fen.  We are delighted to support this group in bring people of all ages together.”

You can find out more about our Community Chest here.