Open Art Exhibition

What do you LOVE about Lincolnshire?

We are so excited to be collaborating with Liz McIntosh and Louth Riverhead Theatre, with funding from Lincolnshire One Venues, on a NEW Community Arts festival! And we need artists young and old, of all experience levels, to show us what makes Lincolnshire so fabulous.

Paintings, photographs, sculpture… whatever your medium, send us a photograph of your work and it will automatically be entered into our digital exhibition. Selected works will also feature in our celebration exhibition at Louth Riverhead Theatre on Sunday 18th September where there will be prizes for the following categories: Child (up to 12), Teen (13-19) and Adult (20+).

Each entry should follow one of the following broad themes: People, Places, Heritage, Future.

Deadline for entries is 29th July. There is no fee to enter – you just need to send us a high quality jpeg to or with the theme as a subject header. Make sure you tell us the title of your work and provide your name if it is different to your email address. If you are selected for the celebration exhibition we will be in touch. Ownership of the work will remain that of the artist but by sending us an entry you are giving us permission to showcase that work through our digital exhibition and social media.

Call Out for Visual Artists

We are currently looking for a visual artist/artists to help Louth 13+ Project to create some exciting new artwork for a forthcoming Community Festival, Big Skies. The Festival will explore our love of Lincolnshire through visual arts & music. The chosen artist(s) will be working on one strand of the project.

The Big Skies Festival is taking place place throughout the Summer of 2022, and will culminate in a celebration event on Sunday 18th September 2022 at the Riverhead Theatre, Louth.

Working with young people aged 11 – 19, and supported by our youth workers, the successful artist(s) will help to inspire and guide the creation of visual artwork(s) inspired by what we love about Louth & Lincolnshire or encouraging us to look differently at where we live, under any of the following broad themes:

  • People
  • Places
  • Heritage
  • Future

Deadline for expressions of interest is 3 June 2022.

See document below for further details.

Support Worker needed for 55+ project

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Enthusiastic? Caring? Enjoy talking to people?

 If so, why not apply for the roll of Support Worker to assist our Project Lead in developing our Co-Op Community Funded project working with people aged 55+ in our local community.

The successful candidate will assist at a weekly Sunday club, working with attendees to offer activities, friendship and support.

3 hours p/wk. Salary £1,638 per annum for 46 sessions p.a.

This is a temporary 2 years contract which may be extended subject to funding.

 If you’re interested in supporting a limited number of sessions please explain this in your application as we may be able to job share this role.

Deadline for applications is 14th April 2022

For further details please see our website or

Email Gabriella:   

Phone Gabriella: 07565 274 419

Over 55s Project: We Need You!

We are about to begin an exciting new ‘youth club’ for over 55s and are looking for someone who feels they have the skills and ambition to lead this project. Seeing the benefits in our youth groups, we want to offer the same friendship, support and range of activities with older members of our community.

Initial funding is in place for the next two years and aims to address loneliness and isolation while offering friendship, creativity and enjoyment. Following our ‘open door’ philosophy (if the door is open, you are welcome to join us), the person leading the group will initially open the centre for a session each Sunday, collaborating with those who attend to develop a programme of activities based on the interests of the group.

Further details are in the attachments below, as well as an application form. For an informal discussion or to visit the centre in advance of applying, please phone 07939 205346 or email

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 23 February 2022

We are Recruiting!

Fancy a New Challenge for the New Year?

We are currently looking to recruit a Youth Support Worker to assist our Friday night Open Door sessions. Working alongside the Youth Services Manager and Lead Support Worker, as well as our fantastic volunteers, you will support the young people attending our sessions through engaging in shared activities, opening discussions and providing positive role modelling.

For further information, see the attached job description and feel free to get in touch for an informal chat about the role.

Deadline for applications is noon on Wednesday 19th January.

Please send completed application forms to

Watch This Space!

We are so excited to be almost fully reopen for our Youth groups… just the Friday nights to get back up and running and we are so close you can almost touch it!

AND we have had some amazing support from funders over the last few months…so its a HUGE thank you from us all!

We have repainted the Centre with the support of recently opened Brewers Decorator Centre, who donated all the paint and equipment needed to brighten the space up (see before & after photos below). Now we have a blank canvas to really update the Centre with plans for an art gallery space and bright new sofa covers, a new chill out space, a dedicated gaming space… and plenty of scope to develop and adapt the space as needs arise.

Ros Jackson, labour district councillor for Trinity Ward has awarded us £600 for our ‘Space Inbetween’ project to improve an overgrown and unsightly area of our grounds. We will be removing the brambles that have taken over and overgrow neighbouring properties, before planting shrubs and installing an insect hotel. This will make the space better looking for us humans and safer for retrieving lost footballs, as well as making sure there is still a habitat for the creatures and creepy crawlies to thrive.

We are also so excited to have received a Louth Town Council grant for just over £300 to create a new art gallery space and doodle wall in the Centre. Our youth groups will be the first to create exhibitions before we offer the space to our soon-to-start over 55s group.

So when we said watch this space, we really mean it. There are lots of exciting things about to happen!

We are recruiting!

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We are looking for people to join our team and have the following positions available:

Lead Support Worker (Sports Focus) – working alongside the Youth Services Manager, a Sports Coach and volunteers to support the delivery of our sports sessions for young people aged 11-18 (Tuesday evenings, 3 hours)

Lead Support Worker (Open Door) – working alongside the Youth Services Manager, a Support Worker and volunteers to support the delivery of our open door sessions for young people aged 11-18 (Friday evenings, 3 hours)

Support Worker (Open Door) – working alongside the Youth Services Manager, a Lead Support Worker and volunteers to support the delivery of our open door sessions for young people aged 11-18 (Friday evenings, 2.5 hours)

All positions are 44 weeks per year, reviewed annually.

For further details and an application form, please contact Sarah Allen, Youth Services Manager, on 07565 274418 or email

Applications deadline: 12 noon, Friday 12 November 2021

Interviews: week commencing 15 November 2021

Good to Grow 2021 Weekend!

The 13plus project community garden is open all weekend to celebrate Good to Grow 2021!

You’re welcome to pop into the garden and enjoy the space at anytime. Let us know what you think on Twitter @13plusgarden !

Also we’re running two live online zoom sessions over the weekend.

The first one is on Friday 23rd April at 3.30pm and is all about our community composting scheme, James Pocklington will explain the history and the benefits to our community of composting household food waste. The zoom link is

The second one is on Sunday 25th April at 3.30pm and will involve a roving tour around the garden and the ethos behind its creation. The zoom link is

Hope you can join us!

Covid-19 crisis The Youth and Community centre is currently closed to the public

The youth and community is unavailable for hire until further notice.

The Community Garden at the rear of the Centre is still open to the public but by arrangement with James Pocklington on 07873861353. We will be limiting the number of visitors to ensure adequate social distancing can be maintained.

Our team of Youth workers are offering some live online sessions for young people please contact the 13plus project facebook page for more details or email

About us


A short history of the 13+ Project

The 13+ Project was first formed in 1992 to offer a range of youth services for the young people of Louth. Operating initially in premises in Little Eastgate.

In 2000 ,after running successfully for a number of years, the project became a charity.

In 2011 the Youth services supplied at the Youth Centre by the County Council were terminated due to cuts in government funding. The 13+ Project stepped forward and agreed to lease the centre from the Council to ensure youth services continued and to avoid the closure of the centre as a community asset.

The Louth 13+ Youth and Community Centre is now a hive of activity and provides a much needed venue for young people and senior members of our community to socialise and attend various groups.

The project is run by a board of trustees who have relevant skills and knowledge.The charity hires youth workers to provide a consistent service, helped by our valued volunteers many of whom have previously attended the youth centre.

The project operates an open door policy – ‘if the door is open, come on in’ also we leave labels at the door, which enables us to work with all young people without judgement.

Our project continues to develop a wide range of groups and activity days to meet the needs of our community and Louth.