YMCA Lincolnshire Hardship Fund

YMCA Lincolnshire works with communities and partners to support people at all times of their life to fulfil their potential. This includes through the hard times, when times get tough we are here. We have worked with Barclays to respond to the effects of Covid and have been awarded funds through Barclays Covid 19 Community Aid Package to support people in specific areas of deprivation across Lincolnshire. We are utilising these funds to ensure that the most in need can access these funds.

This fund can be utilised in numerous ways for example, clothes, kitchen equipment, basic living needs, white goods etc… this is not prescriptive list.

The five award areas are Spalding, Gainsborough, Boston, East Coast and Lincoln.  Request must be completed by a referral agency, such as a Social Prescriber, Social Worker, Youth Support Worker, Housing Assistant, Job Centre Adviser, Work Coach, Careers Adviser, Teacher… (again this list is not prescriptive anyone in a professional capacity can refer).

The maximum amount that can be awarded is £100, however, in exceptional circumstances we would consider an application maximum of £250 (white goods etc). Duplicate applications for an individual will not be accepted.

For further information please email: Barclaysfund@lincsymca.co.uk

Click here for an application: Application Form


We are also looking for 2 Volunteer Coordinators per area meaning a total of 10 Coordinators for the following locations:

Lincoln, Gainsborough, East Coast, Boston, Spalding

Applicants are required to be 18 years and over. The role will include:

  • Supporting YMCA Lincolnshire with collation and distribution of young person support packages and activity packs
  • Promoting the individual hardship fund through this funding
  • Respond to community action needs in local area and work with the project lead to implement its start and completion for example litter picking event and identifying equipment needs etc

For more information please click here or follow this link to the job page: here