Taking place from July through to September, the Imp Trail will see 30 colourful imp statues dotted around the city.
The EBP and charity partners St Barnabas Hospice are asking businesses to support and sponsor an educational programme that will see more than 40 schools and educational organisations take part and decorate their own miniature imp statue.
Phil Everett, Communication Business Partner at the EBP, said: “The Education Programme, run in partnership with Lincoln BIG and Wild in Art, will take place alongside the main Lincoln IMP Trail and will include a trail of one-metre tall Imp sculptures, all displayed at indoor locations throughout the city from 10th July to 16th September.
“Business support will enable a Lincolnshire school, college or university to participate in the programme, covering the cost of an Imp sculpture and full education resource pack, with links to the National Curriculum and Ofsted framework.”
More than 40 education establishments are already busy working on their sculptures for the programme, sponsored by the University of Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University and Waterside Shopping Centre and supported by Lincoln Digs Galliford Try and LiNCHigher.
With support from the business community, the EBP can help even more schools to get involved.
Veronica McBain of charity partners, St Barnabas added: “We have 13 of the indoor statues left to sponsor, and if these are snapped up, it will mean this is the most successful trail yet.
“We can’t wait to see the creations that pupils and students across Lincolnshire are decorating.”
“We’ve already had a sneak peak at some that children from key worker families have been busy designing since the Pandemic hit and they are incredible.
“Sponsoring these creations means we can raise more funds for the vital work the Hospice is continuing to provide despite the recent challenges of COVID-19.
“Every penny raised funds care for our patients and support for their families.”