Lincoln’s good causes have had the opportunity to put themselves forward to be entered into a draw to win £10K.
The Lincoln Community Lottery Fund has been running for four years, over which it has been able to raise over £160,000 for various charities.
This year £10K has been collected and is now ready to go to two lucky causes.
Those causes include green spaces, homelessness, sport, arts & culture, social isolation, food banks and community groups.
Graham Rose, the strategic senior policy officer at the City of Lincoln Council has said: ‘the top two good causes will be announced within the next week as part of phase 2.’
There are three stages to this process. The first asked Lincoln residents to vote for the cause they believed deserved it most.
This stage closed on Monday the 24th of October.
VCS (Voluntary Centre Services) in Lincoln will be taking over for the next stages of the process.
The next stage will see the two selected causes putting forward applications for the specific projects that they wish to spend the money on.
The third and final stage will see the causes receiving their funds on a date yet to be determined.
Previous causes that have received this are Active Arena CIC and the Rhubarb Theatre.
Mr Rose said: ‘All funding allocations will be to support a project or activity, which benefits the residents of Lincoln.’
There are at least 80 other organisations running similar schemes across the UK, which allows good causes from all across the country to improve themselves.
Councillor Sue Burke, portfolio holder for reducing inequality, said: ‘It gives them some finance to help them to bring some good services of their particular cause to our local community, it’s important that extra bit of funding.
‘They promote themselves so it’s about having some cohesion of their supporters, a bit of teamwork between the supporters and the cause.’
The allocation will be announced in the next week, and the causes will be able to put forward their ideas for specific projects they would like to apply for.
Updates can be found on twitter @lincolncouncil and @VCSLincs.