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Hiring space at the hub

Following a major £1.2m capital refurbishment in 2021, the Hub has some inspiring creative spaces and facilities that can be hired by individuals, businesses, schools, community groups, clubs, and charitable organisations.

The Hub, provides an ideal venue suitable for a series of bookings, from meetings and workshop space to training and away days. For more information on the hiring pack please click here.

Get involved in the conversation on devolution for Lincolnshire

Devolution is the transfer of powers and funding from national government to local places, meaning decisions are made closer to the people, communities and businesses which are affected.

Councils across Lincolnshire are developing proposals for devolution and want to start a conversation with businesses to explore whether devolution is right for our area. The Greater Lincolnshire LEP are leading on the business discussion ahead of submitting a deal to government at the end of this year.

The LEP wish to seek views from the business community, as a devolution deal for Lincolnshire could be important to the business community.  To share your views please complete the survey on devolution Lincolnshire here, your business opinion will influence and shape the next steps. Further information is available here.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund

We’re pleased to have been allocated £3.1 million from the £2.6 billion UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Our communities care deeply about where they live, and so it will be exciting to see what can be achieved through this.

From the prospectus issued so far, we know that the Shared Prosperity Fund will empower places to build on their strengths and needs in order to boost living standards and health, employment opportunity and skills, overall community wellbeing and above all a sense of belonging and pride in place. It also aligns with the Government’s Levelling Up agenda.

We expect to submit a plan in summer for consideration by Government featuring local and stakeholder input, which if approved will enable us to draw down the allocated funds.

Further information and updates on the UKSPF will be shared on the Business NK website and our social media channels.

Discover Lincolnshire Tourism Excellence Awards: Nominations now open

Nominations are now open for Destination Lincolnshire’s tourism awards, an opportunity for businesses to gain recognition across Greater Lincolnshire.

Heart of Lincs is sponsoring the pub of the year award and want to recognise pubs that make a significant contribution to tourism in their local area. The awards include fifteen categories ranging from resilience and innovation to ethical, responsible and sustainable tourism.

For more information and to make a nomination visit the Destination Lincolnshire Tourism Excellence Awards website.

Additionally, North Kesteven District Council runs its own awards programme – the NK Community Champion Awards – that celebrates voluntary community-minded contributions that make a real difference in the lives of individuals, groups and entire communities.

There’s a specific Community Business category which champions businesses that give freely of their time, effort, materials and resources in support of community endeavour or which operate in a charitable or community-focused way and achieve social value that goes beyond the bottom-line.

If you run or know of a business that you think should be nominated for a ‘thank you’, please put in a nomination at www.nkawards.org before September 9. There’s also still scope for a couple of new business sponsors to join in the celebration. Drop a line to [email protected] for more information. The participation and generosity of our businesses are critical to the awards’ success and sincerity.

Armed Forces Day 2022

Every year North Kesteven District Council proudly supports Armed Forces Day with a range of initiatives aimed at building a better understanding and strengthening the relationship between the community and our Armed Forces, past, present and future.

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Business Lincolnshire announce new support programme for Pubs in Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland

The Pub Diversification Programme aims to support all types of projects that pubs may be considering. Potential improvements could include creating overnight accommodation, retail services, additional facilities for walkers and cyclists, motorhome hook up points in the car park, electric vehicle charging points and more.

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Visit Lincoln Business Research

Visit Lincoln has started a 12-month research programme across Greater Lincolnshire with thousands of visitors, residents and students. This research will allow them to properly understand what’s needed (now and in the future) to have a thriving and well-connected visitor economy across Lincolnshire.

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Views needed on Sleaford town centre

North Kesteven District Council is currently developing a vision for revitalising Sleaford Town Centre. This study will explore the potential for physical improvements within the town centre area, reviewing the 2011 Sleaford Masterplan and taking into account the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Apprenticeship Week 2022

For national apprenticeship week, a series of organisations have organised employer sessions that are open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about the employers and their Apprenticeship opportunities. Join Apprenticeships virtually to find out more and meet employers who offer apprenticeships, more information here.