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Eventful Sleaford

A truly eventful day is in store for Sleaford with a series of events by organisers, from classic wheels and a planned Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast weather permitting, to food, town crying, cycles, crafts and climate action - all for free and magnified with a map trail and more linking them all.

A number of fun-filled events are taking place in the town on Saturday September 4, free and for the enjoyment of all, the full list of events can be found here.

These events, brought to life by partners and organisers, are being magnified by North Kesteven District Council which is using a share of the Government’s Welcome Back fund to help promote them under a single banner - Eventful Sleaford.


Calling all Lincolnshire attractions

UK-based attractions with a family or young person offer have a chance to take part in the £10 million National Lottery Days Out campaign. This is part of the governments Tourism Recovery Plan in conjunction with VisitBritain.

Attractions can express their interest now by emailing to make sure they are registered in time for the campaign launch. Find more information here.

Nominate a business for an NK Community Champion Award 2021

The NK Community Champion Awards programme has a specific category to champion community-minded businesses and this year a new category is looking to tease out and celebrate those businesses which are making a Contribution to Climate Action.

Take a look at the full list of 12 categories at where you can nominate too. There's not long left to make your nominations as the deadline is Monday 6 September.

In all cases the NK Community Champion Awards are looking to honour selfless, tireless voluntary endeavour which goes above and beyond paid-for remunerated work; which is carried out in the interests of promoting a better, safer, more fulfilling and flourishing place to live or encouraging individuals or groups to fulfil their potential. In the case of businesses they look to champion that extra factor of going-beyond, being community-minded and doing more than is necessary for commercial success. Nominate a community-minded businesses here.

For any further information and nomination support, email

NKDC Business grants overview

The Grants Team have distributed over £15 Million in Covid-19 Business Grants since November 2020 by completing the delivery of LRSG Schemes, CSP, CBLP and Allocation 1&2 of the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).

The small but dedicated Grants Team have been working tirelessly to ensure these funds reach the businesses in need as quickly as possible and would like to take this opportunity to thank local businesses for their cooperation in helping achieve this. More information here.

Following recent receipt of our final ARG allocation we are currently finalising details to launch two new schemes next month under the ARG fund, we will look to announce these in more detail in the near future.

Quarterly Economic Survey Quarter 3 is open

The Quarterly Economic Survey Quarter 3 is now open. With all Covid-19 restrictions now lifted how is your business doing?

The survey takes 3 minutes and can be taken anonymously if you wish.

By completing this survey you can add a strong Lincolnshire voice to the national results, which are passed over to policymakers to help the country bounce back stronger. Take the survey here.

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If so, join our Business NK group here or follow us on twitter. We share information, support and advice on each platform.

Webinars for the week ahead

06/09/2021-13/09/2021 09:30-16:00 NBV | Starting in Business | 3 Day Online Course

07/09/2021 10:00-12:00 ChamberConnect: Getting started with CRM Workshop

09/09/2021 08:00-09:30  Midlands Economic Summit Q3 2021: Changing face of the Midlands

08/09/2021 14:00-16:00  Champagne Marketing on a Lemonade Budget