There’s no surprise that over recent years we have seen a rise in the number of charitable trusts managing leisure, sport, cultural services and public libraries. The model is built around a good principle – that any surplus funds are ring-fenced and re-invested.
Whilst that is as good a reason as any to support a local charitable trust, they are about so much more than that.
At the heart of a charitable trust’s spirit is the wellbeing of their entire local community or communities. We at Lincs Inspire are committed to connecting people with each other and with something they enjoy. We do this by providing facilities and services that are accessible and affordable as possible for everyone.
The services we’ve highlighted here are just the tip of the iceberg! What we manage is a vast range of centres, activities and programmes for all of our communities.
From weekly multi-sports sessions for those with disabilities, communal singalongs open to all, reminiscence sessions for people with dementia, and football for tots right up to walking football for those slightly older! We teach children how to ride their bikes, support people recovering from serious illnesses, provide a place for parents to gather whilst their children read, create and play, and teach the vital life skill of swimming to thousands of children and adults.
Local people rely on our services not only for their physical health but for their mental wellbeing. We provide an opportunity for them to socialise, connect with others and build friendships.
Our communities throughout Lincolnshire place a positive value on their well-being and we are proud to support them. What’s more, all our services are managed by local people who understand and truly care about the needs of our customers. They are supportive, motivated and believe in our values.
We are only one of a network of like-minded organisations across the country; all working hard with, and for, their own local communities.
At the time of writing, charitable trusts are finding creative ways to support their communities through the coronavirus pandemic, whilst working hard to modify their provision once restrictions on the closure of their facilities are lifted.
Our trust plays a vital role in supporting our economy. We employ nearly 500 local people and we are working hard to ensure we can continue to do this. It’s a challenging time and now more than ever we need the support of our communities to ensure we continue to thrive now and in the future.
Take a look at what we offer and please support your local charitable trust.