Lincoln City Sport and Education Trust is delighted to announce their successful application to The Big Lottery, which will enable the launch of a brand new project, IMPowerment for All.

LCFCSET have been awarded £332,000 to deliver this project over the next three years. The project involves work with individuals with physical and mental health issues, in special education needs schools, multi-activity evening clubs and mental health units, including the provision of Sport Leaders UK qualifications, to help the long-term sustainability of the project.

Richard Cooper, CEO of The Trust said: "This is far and away the biggest award of funding The Trust has ever attracted in a single project and highlights how far the charity has developed in recent years.

"It is testament to the fantastic members of staff that helped to make this happen and shows the faith that The Big Lottery has in our organisation to be able to deliver rewarding and beneficial projects in the community."

The project took several months to piece together, going through a rigorous five-step process before reaching its successful conclusion.

LCFCSET reserved special thanks for the following, who were instrumental in securing the funding; Damon Parkinson, Jane Cooper and Gail Dunn for help with compiling the application, along with support documentation from Karl McCartney MP, Angie Morley - Special Olympics Lincs, Duncan McGill - St Christopher's Special School, Darren Taxis - The Pheonix School, Rosemary Akrill - Short Breaks Project Officer, Tyrone Halliday - Lincolnshire NHS Trust and parent Maria.