Grimsby Creates Development Fund

Deadline 14th of every month

Grimsby Creates Development Fund is now open for creative, artistic or cultural practices of clients of Spark Grimsby whose work is either based in North East Lincolnshire or impacts or has relevance to the area.

Opportunities may include:

  • Training courses
  • Workshops and conferences (attending or organising)
  • Coaching
  • and more

The minimum fund request is £250, and the maximum is, including expenses, £2,500, although higher applications may be considered if it demonstrates suitably broad outcomes and impacts.

Activation and Community Engagement (ACE) Fund

The Activation and Community Engagement (ACE) Fund is one of the six projects brought forward as part of the Towns Fund and its aim is to attract diverse uses to the town centre which will attract footfall and longer dwell times.  The grant is open to small businesses, community groups and enterprises and a grant of up to £25,000 is available.  There is no set match funding, although we would expect to see some, and would encourage applicants to consider fundraising and crowd funding approaches where necessary to gain community support for their projects.  The business would have to be committing to a space (either on a permanent arrangement or in conjunction with other organisations) within the town centre.

The scheme is open to landlords of vacant properties, though it is expected any application to come forward is in conjunction with an identified tenant who can fit with the scheme criteria.  If you need assistance finding a suitable property, are a landlord who wishes to get involved and would like help putting in touch with suitable tenants, or you are looking to join up with other organisations to share the responsibility of a property, contact Linda Bulbeck at North East Lincolnshire Council –

The fund will be spread across a 4-year period to enable projects to be developed, the first £100,000 is being launched now, with further £100,000 funding pots released bi-annually between 2022/24.

Full details in the guidance attached and

Sports Traider – STEP Fund

The Sports Traider partnership is pleased to announce the latest round of community funding available via our STEP (Sports Traider Encouraging Participation) programme.

Sports Traider is a charity dedicated to supporting the promotion of physical activities in the community with particular focus on supporting individuals who find it difficult to access opportunities to do so.

Income from our local store in Freshney Place is put to use by giving back to the local community.

Applications are welcomed from current groups/teams or anyone seeking support to kick start a new group/team in the local area.

If you have a group or would like support to start a new one please complete our application form attached.

Funding can be supplied to support – new equipment, new clothing, facility hire, teaching. Anything innovative is encouraged.

We are particularly keen to support groups active in the East Marsh, West Marsh, South Ward, Sidney Sussex, Hainton & Heneage, but will accept applications from across N.E Lincolnshire.

Applications open Monday 8th November 2021.

Applications close on Tuesday 30th November 2021 at 2359hrs.

A funding panel will assess the applications the first week of December.

Applications should try to remain within a £500 budget.

More information about Sports Traider can be found @

Any queries can be sent to or via dropping into our local store in Freshney Place.

Our ability to provide funding is generated from our local store, please pay us a visit.

In our previous round we supported:

  1. A group supporting adults to overcome addictions.
  2. A group supporting women street workers.
  3. A local youth Rugby League Club promote participation.
  4. A group supporting adults with disabilities.

FCC Community Action Fund

Deadline round 4: 1st December 2021

The FCC Community Action Fund offers funding of between £2,000 and £100,000 to projects which fall within WREN policy and the Landfill Communities Fund.

They will accept applications for the provision, maintenance or improvement of the following types of public amenity:

  •  Village Halls and Community Centres
  • Public Play Areas
  • Publicly available Multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks
  • Sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access
  • Churches – community spaces only
  • Nature Reserves
  • Public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access
  • Museums

For more information and to check eligibility, click here

Suicide Prevention Humber Coast and Vale ICS funding

Deadline 26th November

HCV HCP believe suicide prevention is a national priority that it is a health inequality issue, and that suicide is preventable. Each of the local areas have plans in place and are actively working on suicide prevention.

In order to make the biggest impact on the suicide rate the HCV HCP has selected three priorities which focus on:

1. Men aged 34-50 – especially those in areas of social deprivation
2. Mental Health Service
3. The Self-harm Pathway

These priorities have been chosen as they believe they are the areas with:
1. The greatest need
2. The area with the strongest evidence base
3. The area with the best chance of intervening early and preventing suicide

Organisations will be able to bid for grants of between £500 and £5,000

Closing date for all applications is now midnight 26 November 2021.

You can find all the information in this pdf  HCV – Suicide Prevention Grant

You can download the application form here HCV Suicide Prevention application form

Humber, Coast and Vale Green Social Prescribing Programme Grants 2021

Deadline 26th November

The Humber, Coast and Vale (HCV) Health and Care Partnership has secured funding to develop a ‘test and learn’ site for Green Social Prescribing (GSP) across our six places of East Yorkshire, Hull, North Yorkshire, Vale of York, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The aim of the ‘test and learn’ sites is to embed GSP into communities in order to:

  • Improve mental health outcomes
  • Reduce health inequalities
  • Reduce demand on the health and social care system
  • Develop best practice in making green social activities more resilient and accessible.

The programme is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, NHS England, NHS Improvement, Natural England, the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, the National Academy for Social Prescribing and Sport England. The programme is being delivered by the Lead Organisation HEY Smile Foundation and runs from April 2021 to March 2023. They are looking to fund projects that ‘improve people’s mental and physical wellbeing through activities that occur outdoors and in nature’.

Activities need to ensure they are open and accessible and can link with local healthcare initiatives such as Social Prescribing.

Successful applicants will also be required to act as a referral point for individuals accessing Social Prescribing as part of the wider work of the Humber, Coast and Vale Green Social Prescribing Test and Learn Site. For this reason they are looking for projects that supports adults, in particular those with mild to moderate mental health issues, helping to prevent admission to NHS facilities by developing early or alternative interventions to clinical need. They are also interested in hearing about projects that seek to remove health inequalities and disparity in health outcomes, with a focus on diversity in the population.

Projects must be working in, or serving, one of Humber, Coast and Vale’s six ‘Places’: North East Lincolnshire; North Lincolnshire; Hull; East Yorkshire; Vale of York; North Yorkshire.

Through this fund they are looking for organisations and groups to enhance their existing offer, or develop new and innovative activities, to facilitate an increase in safe referrals from healthcare systems such as Social Prescribing.

There are three Grants available. Please choose and apply for the grant that best suits your organisations or group.

Seed Grant: The Green Social Prescribing Seed Grant welcomes applications from micro-groups, new start-ups or established organisations looking for extra support to build their capacity and work more closely with local healthcare providers. This funding round has an allocation of £30,000 and they welcome applications of £500 to £5,000 from across Humber, Coast & Vale.

Blossom Grant: The Green Social Prescribing Blossom Grant welcomes applications from locally trusted groups that have the ambition to become future leaders in their field, but require the development of a specific skills and resources to flourish. They will have the ambition to play a future strategic role in developing Green Social Prescribing in their local area. This funding round has an allocation of £60,000 and they welcome applications of £1000 to £10,000 from across Humber, Coast & Vale.

Pollinator Grant: The Green Social Prescribing Pollinator Grant welcomes applications from leading organisations with excellent systems in place and the resources to deliver activities with strong outcomes. This is an opportunity to apply to fund a proven activity, while supporting the programme to help others flourish and become more connected to the Humber, Coast and Vale Green Social Prescribing programme aims. This funding round has an allocation of £60,000 and they welcome applications of £5000 to £10,000 from across the Humber Coast & Vale.

The Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 26th November 2021.

Full information here 

Apply via Beecan here  (You will need to register with Beecan if you haven’t already)

Tackling Inequalities Fund – Active Humber

A further £20 million of National Lottery funding is being made available to help tackle inequalities in physical activity levels as the nation continues its recovery from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

This money will continue to support community organisations working with our priority audiences, so the organisations have a future to plan for.

The support is designed to enable further recovery and growth up until March 2023 and our director for equality, diversity and inclusion Viveen Taylor, is pleased to see our support for priority audiences maintained.

Click here for Sport England update.

Are you a voluntary, community, charitable or social enterprise organisation providing a service in North East Lincolnshire?

Do you work with or provide a service to one or more of the following groups?

  • People with a disability
  • People with Long Term Health Conditions
  • BAME communities
  • People living in areas of high deprivation

Active Humber have been awarded funding to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and tackling the widening inequalities in sport and physical activity. Some examples of projects we have funded so far include:

  • A disability charity that supports individuals aged 16+ with Autism to access online exercise sessions aimed at the group’s specific needs and fitness levels
  • A Home from Hospital service to support their service users who don’t have access to the internet or the technology to access the internet, to purchase equipment which will allow volunteers to support them to access online physical activity sessions.
  •  A visually impaired group have been supported to provide physical activity opportunities (that used to take place in open spaces) to move sessions to an enclosed facility, which will provide them with a safer environment for their members to undertake exercise.
  • A women’s aid charity to support alternative opportunities for women to be physically active during these times, as they can no longer attend the swimming sessions and yoga classes that were previously provided.

There is no application process. Anyone interested should contact Active Humber by emailing or ringing Nicola on 07860 954 342 for a chat about a project proposal.

North East Lincolnshire Heritage Network: developing capacity for the sector

Deadline 29th September 2021

Heritage Lincolnshire is working in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council to build a strong, diverse and vibrant heritage network for the region.  Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the first meeting took place in April 2021 and now has a membership of over 60 participants from a wide variety of heritage, arts and other cultural backgrounds.  

Heritage Lincolnshire is working with the council on helping to manage Heritage Starter grant for new heritage projects and ideas that need a little more support to develop. Launched in August 2021, the scheme is open to applications until September 2022.

Anyone with a project idea about North East Lincolnshire heritage is encouraged to put forward their suggestion; you do not have to be part of the network (although we ask that you work collaboratively with another partner). If you would like to submit an idea and receive some feedback on applying for funding, you can do so by completing the NEL Heritage Project Idea Form.

Click here for the Heritage Lincolnshire website.

New “NEL Reshape Grant”

More than £800,000 is being made available in capital grants to local businesses through the new “NEL Reshape Grant” to help North East Lincolnshire-based businesses to grow, expand, or diversify their work.

The grant scheme, which links with phase 2 of the NEL Recovery Plan ‘Restore-Reshape-Replenish, to create the conditions to grow, offers eligible businesses 50% of project costs, up a maximum of £25,000. 

Grants will be available to SMEs from any sector who are registered and trading in North East Lincolnshire who can demonstrate that investment in capital expenditure will assist in the growth or diversification of their business.  Applicants that can demonstrate additional value, for example the creation of jobs, empty or poor-quality property brought back into use or improved, or wider community benefits will be prioritised. The funding stream also has an element which mirrors the recent Digital Boost Grant, capped at £5,000, for businesses who missed out.

While project which have already started cannot be supported, expenditure will have to have been made and the grant claimed no later than 28th February 2022.

For full details, eligibility and application form go to

Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP) Community Impact Fund

Lincolnshire Commmunity Foundation working in partnership with Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP) to offer grants to charities and community groups that deliver social prescribing and community wellbeing initiatives to the communities that are served by the Primary Care centres owned by PHP (see attached list).

Staff at Lincolnshire Community Foundation will be administering the fund on behalf of PHP. Grants of up to £10,000.00 will be awarded to organisations that can demonstrate their ability to meet the following objectives:

  • To fund social and charitable activities and services linked to the patients and communities of PHP tenants.
  • To support the practice of social prescribing referral service and enable the provision of new and ongoing local services.
  • To improve the health and wellbeing of patients and communities within a ten-mile radius of PHP buildings.
  • To advance the education, promotion and protection of good health within the communities served by PHP buildings.

PHP Properties