Boston Townscape Heritage Initiative, which was set up to reinvigorate historic buildings in the town centre, is eager to encourage young people in the community to take part.
The scheme, which was awarded a grant of £1.8 million by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will focus on repairing shop fronts at 16 and 17 Market Place, and the Dolphin Lane.
The project is due to last until March 2023, and despite pandemic setbacks meaning its Youth Board of 16-24-year olds had to go virtual, activities will continue this summer.
Project manager Matt Bentley said: “We are going to be having workshops on graphic design and photography for the tour guide training, things like that, to get an appreciation and understanding of the historic environment for those young people.”
Activities that are carried out by the Youth Board include work placements, working on art-related projects and creating YouTube videos about the area, and performing.
Elsewhere in Boston, St Botolph’s church partners with schools to help educate students on their historic surroundings.
Commercial manager Adam Kelk said: “We work really well with our local schools, both primary and secondary, and we offer traineeships and projects through our volunteering.”