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    Making the move into work easier

About Lincoln Against Poverty

In July 2013, the council’s Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee began looking at poverty in Lincoln. In the midst of the largest recession in 100 years, combined with the biggest changes to benefits in more than 60 years, this review was timely. The review culminated in the Lincoln Poverty Conference 2014, where more than 100 delegates from dozens of partner organisations across the city came together to plan a way forward. From the Conference, more than 100 actions were suggested by partners, many of which formed the Lincoln Anti Poverty Action Plan. Under the banner of ‘Lincoln Against Poverty’, we are now working together to deliver the Anti Poverty Action Plan for the city. If you would like to be involved, or want more information on the work we are doing, please visit the ‘Contact Us’ part of this website, and get in touch.

Latest Articles

  • Enjoy huge savings on your energy bills with Lincolnshire Energy Switch

    Posted on August 16, 2017

    Residents across the county can make huge savings on their energy bills by signing up to the Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme. Energy bills might be at the back of our minds as we take time out in the summer sun, but price increases announced last week mean that now is the perfect time to review yo...

  • Council staff turn t-shirts into tins for food banks

    Posted on August 16, 2017

    City of Lincoln Council staff are celebrating after donating over 500 food items to the city’s food banks and community larders. A ‘dress down’ day was held at City Hall, Hamilton House and Sleaford offices on Friday 4th August where staff were allowed to ditch the blouses, shirts and ties in...

  • Lets talk about volunteering

    Posted on August 14, 2017

    Voluntary Centre Services will be holding two volunteering information session at City Hall in Lincoln on Wednesday 16th August. The first session will take place between 10am and 12pm, and the second between 1pm and 3pm. The sessions will provide information on what volunteering opportuniti...

  • YMCA Training – Study and Summer Programmes

    Posted on August 14, 2017

    YMCA Training is a 16-18 and 18+ provision offering study programmes and traineeships. Study Programme YMCA Training’s aim is to support learners in gaining English and Maths qualifications, either GCSE or Functional Skills, which they may not have achieved whilst at school for a number of dif...

  • Free course to improve your English skills

    Posted on August 8, 2017

    Level Up ESOL is a great opportunity to improve your English skills and meet new friends. The course is delivered free of charge by Acts Trust at Alive Church on Thursday’s (during term-time) between 1pm and 2.45pm. For more information, please call Acts Trust on 01522 542166.     &n...

  • Target: External Funding Newsletter

    Posted on August 2, 2017

    The latest edition of the Target: External Funding monthly newsletter is now available to view. The newsletter contains information on a range of external funding opportunities currently available in England, together with information on funding opportunities arising in the near future. Please cli...

  • Volunteer drivers wanted – Lincoln Dial a Ride

    Posted on July 26, 2017

    If you want to make a real difference to the lives of disabled and older people, why not become a volunteer driver for Lincoln Dial a Ride. Volunteer drivers provide an essential service to help disabled and older people get out and about. You must be aged 21 or over and have held a full clean dri...

  • Lincolnshire Co-op Community Champions

    Posted on July 24, 2017

    If you’re a Lincolnshire Co-op member and have a dividend card, you can now select which Community Champion you help each time you shop. To select your Community Champion, visit www.lincolnshire.coop/communitychampions and select the ‘Choose my own Community Champion’ option.  Selecting your ...

  • Free outdoor cinema event in the Arboretum

    Posted on July 24, 2017

    A free outdoor cinema event will take place in the Arboretum in Lincoln on Saturday 19th August. The event will run between 12pm and 6pm, with films commencing at 12.30pm (Moana) and 1.30pm (Beauty and the Beast). Both films will be shown within a marquee. The Arboretum Cafe will be open on the da...

  • Save as you borrow – Fairbanking Foundation

    Posted on July 19, 2017

    The Fairbanking Foundation has recently published a report titled ‘Save as you borrow – credit unions creating good habits’. The report focuses on analysing the key advantages of opening a ‘Save as you borrow’ account provided by credit unions, and reviews how success...