About LRSN

Mission Statement Info

Mission statement: To harness the human and financial resources available to improve social and mental wellbeing of individuals in rural Lincolnshire, in particular, but not exclusively, through the provision of information and support.

Our Values

We Listen

We provide a listening ear in times of crisis, anxiety and stress

We serve others

We are committed to delivering a service which is responsive, non-judgemental and confidential and treats all those using it with fairness and equality

We reach out

We maximise opportunities to make our service accessible by offering multiple and varied pathways in line with customer need

We care

We provide a caring and compassionate service to understand, help and advocate on behalf of those in need

We value people

We act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every person; those whom we serve, our supporters, our donors, our volunteers, our staff and all those we work with

We strive for excellence

We are constantly evolving and developing to build our skills to maintain and improve the service we provide

Registered Charity Info

We are a registered incorporated charity set up in 1999.

Costs & How We Spend Our Money

What it costs to run LRSN

Once again, the Charity has had an extremely busy and productive year in terms of support for the rural community in Lincolnshire. Good cost control in the previous year led to a fall in costs of around 2%, but costs have increased this year by £5,796, just over 5%. We consider this additional expenditure to have been well spent on governance, casework and the set up and coordination of the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme.

Income for the year has increased by around £13,000, so the Net Income for the charity has increased. It is still a comparatively small amount, but at least the charity has lived within its means. View a copy of our annual accounts here.

Running Costs explained:

Charitable costs

Staff Salaries     98,038
Staff Expenses       8,548
Travel    12,202
Legal fees      2,972
Sundries         255
Training      5,569
Depreciation      -
Insurance      1,884
Publicity      8,814
Postage, stationery, and software      8,966
Bank charges         120
Princes Fund Expences      3,690
Pension and payroll costs      3,317
Annual Report

Click here to download our annual report.

LRSN Personnel

Significantly nearly everyone within LRSN is a volunteer. We currently have 33 volunteers in the roles of Directors, Caseworkers, Helpliners, Healthcare and our Fundraising and Marketing and Events group (formerly known as PIPs).

Patrons: We currently have 7 Patrons including honorary posts fulfilled by the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire and the Bishop of Lincoln.

Directors: We currently have 11 Trustee Directors who meet four times a year with an Annual General Meeting in October. Each Trustee Director serves for a period of 3 years before the review of their appointment.

Volunteers: We currently have approximately 23 organised into three main groups - Caseworkers, Helpliners, Marketing, Fundraising and Events

Staff: The Project Manager manages a team of 6 part-time staff and the volunteers

Organisations LRSN Works With

Working With: Nottinghamshire Rural Support, Lincolnshire Chaplaincy Service, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Woldmarsh Producers Ltd., Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, NFU, YFC, RABI, Macmillan, Lincolnshire and Rural Community Fund, Louth Livestock Market, Newark Livestock Market, Spalding Auction.

Postal Address:

Lincolnshire Rural Support Network,
c/o Lincolnshire Agricultural Society,
Lincolnshire Showground,

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"We are pleased to be able to enhance the service that we can provide to the rural community by linking with various organisations, and are very grateful for the support that they provide to LRSN work. Our collaborative partnerships provide a much greater depth to our service at a much better value"

Meryl Ward, MBE, Chairman of LRSN

Talk to us on our helpline:

0800 138 1710