Rural community groups can find out how they can tap into funding of more than £200,000 at a workshop on Tuesday 17 July.
The free workshop takes place at The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber from 5.30pm to 8.30pm and is open to rural community groups hoping to secure funding for eligible projects.
There is a second workshop from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday 24 July at the Royal British Legion, Barnoldby Road, Waltham.
More than £1.3m has been spent in North and North East Lincolnshire since the LEADER programme started four years ago.
Extra funding of £201,000 is available until December 2013 and can be used for projects including improvements to community buildings, village halls and churches, rural tourism, heritage, conservation, the environment, sport and leisure.
LEADER funding has helped deliver projects such as Wroot Village Hall, the Northern Lincolnshire Church and Heritage Trails, Immingham Skate Park, Discover Barton and others that otherwise might not have happened.
Money is distributed by a board of volunteers known the Northern Lincolnshire Local Action Group (LAG) and they are particularly keen to hear from applicants with a heritage or conservation project. Contact the LEADER team for more details.
Eligible organisations that have a suitable project should contact the LEADER Team as soon as possible to see if they are eligible.
To book a place on one of the workshops or for further information and copies of the Expression of Interest Form, visit the LAG’s website or contact Shalon Perkins on 01724 297781 or email email@example.com
The workshops will also have information about other sources of funding including the council’s Community Grants scheme.
Harvey Rudkin, chair of the Northern Lincolnshire Rural Local Action Group, said:
"This is recognition of the work that has been done in the regeneration of our rural communities by the LEADER programme and shows confidence in our capability of distributing funds to projects which have been delayed or suffered from recent spending cuts."
Cllr Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:
“The LEADER team is here to help groups with the application process and give projects the best chance of securing a share of £201,000.
“In the first instance, we advise people to complete an expression of interest form. A member of the LEADER team can then help you with the full application form. To find out more call 01724 297781 or visit www.northernlincolnshirelag.org.”