New Shop Front Grant Scheme to launch in July

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East Lindsey District Council’s new Shop Front Grant Scheme will launch in July. The Council agreed £120,000 of funding to the scheme in its 2018/ 19 budget and it has now agreed the criteria for applications. The Council has previously run two Shop Front Grant Schemes, the most recent of which awarded over £45,000 to…

Money available for projects in Lincolnshire Wolds

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Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service are pleased to announce two grant schemes for projects that directly benefit the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Any group, organisation, individual or business can apply for up to £10,000 for the Sustainable Development Fund, smaller grants of up to £1,000 are also available through the Small Grants Scheme.…

Jobseekers find work at Recruitment Fairs

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Over 1,150 jobseekers attended Recruitment Fairs held at Mablethorpe and Skegness recently with many being offered jobs within days of the events. The events, run by Job Centre Plus and East Lindsey District Council, aimed to match job seekers with potential employers, including, Avon, Haven, Hunts Coaches, Lincolnshire Aqua Park, The Body Shop, Richmond Holiday…

Major investment due to start at Skegness pool and fitness suite

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SKEGNESS’ premier fitness suite is undergoing a £155,000 transformation, which will see a complete redesign and the introduction of some of the world’s best gym equipment. The investment at the town’s pool and fitness suite will see state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment installed in a redesigned single-floor space, with new private shower and changing facilities. Current members…

Almost half of shoppers in the East Midlands put off buying ethical products due to being too expensive

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Almost half of shoppers in the East Midlands are put off buying ethical products because they’re too expensive, new research has revealed. The survey, commissioned by the Fairtrade Foundation ahead of Fairtrade Fortnight also found that 14.4% of consumers don’t buy ethical products because they “don’t trust claims” made about ethically-sourced products. The new research…