Our charity

Our charity

Lincolnshire Agricultural Society

Hello - we're the Lincolnshire Showground, home of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society.

Home of the historical Lincolnshire Show, our incredibly diverse venue is so much more than just a showground. For more than 125 years our business has been a pinnacle within the community, providing the perfect space and flexibility for a whole host of events.

Our 270 acres of multifunctional space is based just four miles north of Lincoln city centre, and we're proud to have gained a reputation for both organising and hosting outstanding events, plus our year round Education programme.

The Lincolnshire Showground is owned by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, a charitable organisation established back in 1869. Its objectives are to educate the county about food, farming and a sustainable environment.

Becoming a Lincolnshire Agricultural Society member helps our charity to promote food, farming and the Countryside to school pupils, consumers and farmers themselves through events, advice and a support network available to all.

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Charity of the year

Charity of the Year for 2023

This year Lincolnshire Agricultural Society has chosen to support two charities who provide crucial support and services for communities in Lincolnshire. The chosen charities for 2023 are The Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAA) and Lincolnshire Community Foundation (LCF).

The LNAA provides critical care to some of the most serious accidents and incidents in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire with the aid of the LNAA Helicopter and critical care cars. The team of doctors and paramedics carry lifesaving equipment on board both, which means they take an emergency department directly to the scene.

Family and friends of individuals treated by LNAA are also able to access support from the organisation. For more information visit: https://www.ambucopter.org.uk/

The Lincolnshire Community Foundation aims to address vital local needs and help community groups with grants and resources. 100% of donations are used towards:

  • Food for families, older people and those who are vulnerable
  • Volunteer training and out of pocket expenses
  • Supporting families on low or reduced income
  • Supporting people with mental health issues
  • Telephone befriending services for those who are isolated
  • Advice and support for those in need (benefits, income, housing etc)
  • Support for the homeless and vulnerable

More recently the LCF set up the Ukrainian Refugee appeal raising over £13,000 for the Big Lincolnshire Fund which was launched last July. The donations will support refugees fleeing the country and help them rebuild their lives.

To read more about the work of Lincolnshire Community Foundation please visit: https://lincolnshirecf.co.uk/


Here at the Lincolnshire Showground we are passionate about the environment. We have taken steps to reduce our energy consumption, lowering our carbon emissions for our loved local community. As a business we have invested in LED lighting. This will make a huge difference to the environment and this is just the start of our sustainable journey.

To help us invest in these energy saving measures we had support from Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire. Through this we received a grant of £12,300.93 to enable us to make these changes. 

The £9.2 million Smart Energy programme has been part funded by the European Regional Development fund. This is enabling small to medium businesses across the Greater Lincolnshire area invest in energy saving technology.

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