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    Helping people maximise their income

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    Breaking the link between poor health and poverty

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    Helping with the cost of raising a child

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

  • Support site for migrant families

    Posted on June 20, 2017

    Do you know anyone who has come to the UK to live and may need help with housing, finance or general advice? If so, the following website may be of help. http://migrantfamilies.nrpfnetwork.org.uk/ The website provides an online tool to help the person find out: If they may be able to claim benefi...

  • Can you help Lincoln’s Food Banks?

    Posted on June 13, 2017

    Lincoln’s food banks and community larders are quickly running out of food and desperately need your help. Food banks and community larders across the city will greatly receive any food as long as it is packaged in ‘as new’ condition and it is within its best before date. The items listed belo...

  • Community Grant Funding Opportunity from Tesco

    Posted on June 13, 2017

    Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. Bags of Help is open for application...

  • Lincoln Community Larder Needs Your Help!

    Posted on May 17, 2017

    The Lincoln Community Larder is quickly running out of food and would appreciate any help you can provide. It has always been the Larder’s practice to purchase food when they are running out, however as they are now buying food on a weekly basis, the Larder is appealing for food donation...

  • The Network – April/May News Bulletin

    Posted on May 9, 2017

    The April/May news bulletin from ‘The Network’ is now available to view. Click here to view the bulletin. The Network offers advice to 16-24 year olds looking for work, education or training in Lincoln. The Network is open 9.30am-4.00pm daily, and is located on the Ground Floor at City Hall...

  • Spring into savings with Lincolnshire Energy Switch

    Posted on April 4, 2017

    Switch your supplier of gas and electricity with the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme and you could potentially save money towards your summer plans! Energy bills might be the last thing on your mind as the light nights and warmer weather arrives, but this is an ideal time to register and potential...

  • The Network – March News Bulletin

    Posted on April 3, 2017

    The March news bulletin from ‘The Network’ is now available to view. Click here to view this month’s bulletin. The Network offers advice to 16-24 year olds looking for work, education or training in Lincoln. The Network is open 9.30am-4.00pm daily, and is located on the Ground Flo...

  • Lincoln people to benefit from new solution to high-cost credit

    Posted on March 17, 2017

    Lincoln is set to become the second UK city to benefit from a new, ethical financial organisation offering a viable alternative to high-cost credit and door step loan companies, helping people escape the lure of unscrupulous lenders. Lincoln Money has been developed as a not-for-profit business by...

  • Lincoln Against Poverty Conference 2017

    Posted on March 17, 2017

    Around 30 organisations from across Lincoln came together at the fourth annual Lincoln Against Poverty Conference this week (Wednesday, March 15), where the partnership work carried out so far was commended by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Delegates heard presentations on a range of topics, includ...

  • Lincoln Poverty Profile 2017

    Posted on March 15, 2017

    The Lincoln Poverty Profile 2017 will be launched at today’s Lincoln Against Poverty Conference 2017. The Lincoln Poverty Profile 2017 is the second report for Lincoln in this series, and aims to analyse the extent of poverty in the city of Lincoln using data from a wide range of sources. Th...