Five community organisations in the area have received Lottery funding of more than £222,000.

Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire’s Creating Connections project has received £100,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund.

The awards mark the 25th Anniversary of the National Lottery.

Age UK Lincoln and South Lincolnshire will use the funding to replicate their existing successful service for older people at their activity centre in Boston. Working with volunteers and Lincolnshire Housing Partnership they will establish an activity centre providing friendship groups, seated exercise classes, Scrabble club, sequence dancing and lunch clubs and telephone and face-to-face support. Social groups will also be established in the wider rural community to help those most at risk of isolation.

Boston Community Transport has received £10,000 and will use it to provide day-to-day transport for those who was rurally isolated.

Wigtoft Village Hall has received £8,000 to resurface the village hall car park, making the hall accessible by people with disabilities and to prevent further flooding.

Algarkirk Parish Council has £7,850 for the Algarkirk Adult Fitness project to pay for outdoor exercise equipment in the community play facility.

And the National Childbirth Trust’s Parents East has had £96,800. This project supports parents through pregnancy until a child’s second birthday. It provides quality antenatal and postnatal education that brings together small groups of parents to both share knowledge and promote friendship, reaching 100,000 parents every year.