Covid – 19 VCSE updates

Sector Support North East Lincolnshire have created this page to provide up to date information to all VCSE organisations with regard to  Covid-19 and its impact on local services. If your organisation would like something posting regarding your service, please contact

North East Lincolnshire Voluntary and Community Sector Survey: Covid-19 Support

We have witnessed an amazing community response to the challenges created by the Covid-19 (coronavirus) epidemic.

If you are considering setting up a group of local volunteers to help neighbours in your part of North East Lincolnshire, please check online to see if any local groups have already been set up, and contact them first. Alternatively, contact your local community centre or charity to see if you can support their work.

If you still want to set something up and need advice and guidance on issues like safety, volunteering and data protection, you can contact Sector Support North East Lincolnshire. Sector Support are funded by the Council and Clinical Commissioning Group and are helping to co-ordinate community and voluntary sector activity across North East Lincolnshire.

Sector Support NEL will help to ensure that groups, individuals, charities and businesses in local wards are connected to each other and that resources and information are being shared effectively.

They can be contacted on 07572 896859 (Amy Hallett) or 07791 040433 (Pippa Robson), or email Their website is:

If you are already involved in a community group that is helping to support older, vulnerable or isolated people, please let Sector Support NEL know what support you can offer and what help you need by completing this survey:

Businesses that want to offer their support are also welcome to complete our survey or get in touch.

Fact Sheet For signposting

This information sheet has been compiled by Sector Support North East Lincolnshire and will be updated twice-weekly or when significant changes occur. 

If users of this information sheet become aware of incorrect or out of date information, please inform us by emailing, copying or call 07572 896859 or 07791 041459. 

Click here to view Fact Sheet for Signposting.

Are you a local community group or organisation looking for new volunteers to help you to support the isolated and vulnerable in your community?

Sector Support North East Lincolnshire are helping to coordinate voluntary and community sector activity and can link you up with volunteers from Blue Lights Brigade – call 07791 041459 or email

If your volunteers are stopped by the police, do you have a mechanism of providing evidence to support their claim to being a Volunteer Key Worker for your organisation? 

Need help with this speak to Sector Support – we have a process that we can share with you – call 07791 041459 or email

Local Information

National Information

Covid-19 Funding

  • Art Council – have released the Covid-19 support they are offering (
    Opens 9th April – Deadline 16th April 2020) click here for more.
  • Power to Change Currently Paused Grants, click here for more.
  • North East Lincolnshire Council publish access the small business grant, click here for more.
  • The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust – Early Years’ Preventive work in England and Wales regards to Coronavirus have recently changed their spring application due to the pandemic. The aim is to support small and medium-sized charities, which may need extra assistance at this time (Deadline 28th April). Click here for more information.
  • Facebook for Business has announced outline details of a new funding scheme designed to help small businesses under threat of survival owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for for more information.
  • The National Emergency Trust has established the National Emergencies Trust COVID-19 Appeal. You can find out more by click here.
  • Grantfinder: Funding news related to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, click here for more information.
  • Charitable Aid Foundation (CAF): Coronavirus Emergency Fund – CAF have released a Fund to help smaller charitable organisations in the UK affected by the impact of Covid-19. Click here for more.
  • Sport England: Community Emergency Fund – immediate funding to sport groups in need, click here for more.
  • Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund – Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support communities in need. Click here for more.
  • New Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund, Click here for more.
  • Yorkshire Building Society’s Charitable Foundation aims to help alleviative poverty, improve health and save lives. Click here for more.
  • Indigo Trust – Emergency grants – Indigo Trust is taking immediate action to more than double its annual expenditure to alleviate suffering from the COVID19 crisis. Click here for more.
  • Government announce cash support for food redistribution during coronavirus outbreak, click here for more.
  • The latest information regarding the Heritage Fund and the support offered regarding Covid-19. Click here for more.