FCC Community Action Fund

Deadline round 3: 7th September 2022

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

easyfundraising – Free funding for your organisation

Funding is available for voluntary organisations, non-profits, charities and CICs in our region through fundraising website easyfundraising. Register your organisation as a good cause with easyfundraising to benefit from donations from leading retailers including Amazon, eBay, trainline, M&S, Waitrose and John Lewis. easyfundraising is completely free to register and use and is an easy and simple way of raising funds in the background while your organisation concentrates on its day-to-day tasks. You’ll also get free 121 support from a fundraising coach. Find out more: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/nel-sector-support/

Growth Marketing and ISO Grant

Sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

Finance for Growth Grant

As part of the Finance for Growth project we can offer business grants of between £1,000 and £2,500 (40% intervention rate).

The grant can be accessed by SMEs based in the Humber area that wish to pursue a recovery or growth plan and who would benefit from external expert advice or consultancy, most commonly of a finance nature. Some examples of the types of projects we can support include:

  • Production of a business plan
  • Preparation of financial projections supporting a growth/recovery plan
  • Expert advice – financial reviews, strategic reviews, recovery plans, growth plans
  • Gearing up for the next stage of financial investment
  • Development and introduction of a financial management system/reporting
  • ISO Consultancy
  • Marketing Consultancy
  • Sustainability Consultancy

Basically, this grant is for any consultancy support that supports the business to grow financially or safeguards jobs or creates jobs.

The application process is quick and simple with Investment Readiness advisors available to support throughout. In addition, the business is only required to provide one quote and turn around can be achieved in 5 days.

Jose 1-2-1 12 Hour Support

Please find below the various modules I can support businesses with via the 12 hours support.

  • Business Needs Analysis Meeting – 2 Hours
  • Business & Personal Development Plan – 2 Hours
  • Cashflow & sales forecast training & completion of a cashflow and sales forecast – 2 Hours (if they don’t have an up-to-date forecast in place)
  • Business plan training & completion of a business plan – 2 Hours (if they don’t have an up-to-date forecast in place)
  • Monthly management accounts training and implementation – spreadsheet or accounts software.
  • Increase revenue and profitability with an investable marketing and sales strategy.
  • Interpretation of your annual financial reports for (limited companies)
  • How to manage your cashflow more effectively.
  • When do you know if your business is investment ready and what are your options?
  • Where to find grant funding opportunities and how to put together a winning grant application.
  • How to write successful cold sales emails.
  • Top tips on how to make a cold sales call.
  • Understand all the financial terminology used when running a business.
  • How to use LinkedIn to attract leads that turn into customers and revenue.
  • How to start an email list that turns into a sales revenue generator.
  • Marketing Training
  • Sales Training
  • Setting & achieving your goals training.
  • How to price your business and why it is important in 2022 to review monthly.
  • What is sustainability and what does it mean for smaller businesses
  • Monthly accountability support – taking action on your marketing & sales strategy.
  • Start growing your business by implementing a CRM system (HubSpot) that will help manage your customers interactions and manage your pipeline.
  • How to use Canva to create a professional brand.
  • Support to complete your grant applications.
  • Practice lending pitching opportunities.
  • How to implement automated systems & processes into your business to make you more strategic.

Some of these modules will be delivered in partnership with specialist consultants.

For information please contact Jose Stewart – Jose.Stewart@nelincs.gov.uk

Humberside Police & Crime Commissioner: Community Safety Fund

Deadline Round 1: 30th June 2022

The PCC’s Community Safety Fund offers grants towards the costs of community safety and crime reduction projects across the Humber area.  It is designed to support community organisations to kick-start local projects that will cut crime and antisocial behaviour and improve feelings of safety.

The Fund can provide funding of between £500 and £35,000 towards projects that meet the scheme criteria.  A total of £1.1m has been allocated to the Fund between 2022/23 and 2024/25.

The PCC’s Community Safety Fund can provide funding of between £500 and £35,000 to projects that meet the scheme criteria. It is split into two categories: the criteria are the same, but larger projects are required to provide more information.

CategoryMinimum GrantMaximum GrantMaximum Project
Small Grant£500 £5,000 £25,000
Medium Grant£5,001 £35,000£175,000

Click here to find out more.

Active Humber – Together Fund

Active Humber are excite to announce the launch of the Together Funding. This is next phase of Sport England’s covid recovery funding to support the development of sport and physical activity sessions as a way of recovery and growth out of the pandemic.

The funding is specifically to support organisations to provide sport and physical activity sessions to 4 key target groups:

  • People with a disability
  • People with long term health conditions
  • Ethnically diverse communities
  • Lower socio-economic groups

For further information, and to complete an expression of interest for funding please go to https://activehumber.co.uk/our-work/tackling-inequality-fund

The form will be assessed by our internal grants panel and you will be allocated a member of the Active Humber team who will support you through the process.

Smarter Energy NEL

Smarter Energy NEL is brought to you by NELC, E-Factor and Grimsby Community Energy.  This pilot offers support to local organisations on their zero-carbon journey.

Smarter Energy NEL offers:

  • Fully funded in-depth energy audits
  • Up to 40% grants towards low energy solutions
  • Links to finance and Grimsby Community Energy for project funding
  • Informative workshops
  • Exclusive invitation to join The Smarter Energy Summit

Register here Smarter Energy NEL – E-Factor Business charities which are trading are eligible.  Religious organisations, non-trading charities are unfortunately not eligible.

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Zero-Carbon Start-up Grants:

  • Purpose – to allow a change of process, new activity, which results in carbon savings and reduced waste. Examples:
    • a repair and re-use business which needs equipment to expand
    • more efficient equipment for a business which works at various locations without a site of their own
    • improved recycling / re-use facilities diverting more material from general waste
    • electric transport – possibly e-bikes for deliveries to replace cars
  • Requirements – to work with us to produce a case study and to share this on their website, marketing materials.  Great examples could become a video case study.
  • Need to be done and dusted by April/May/June at the latest.
  • Usual SME eligibility, includes sole-traders and charities which are doing some kind of trading (e.g. have shops)
  • Grimsby Community Energy have 8 grants to provide by May 2022
  • Up to £1000
  • No match required
  • Phone Vicky Dunn on 07932 086539 to discuss before filling in expression of interest if you want to explore an idea.

East Coast Skills Fund

Deadline 27th April 2022

The funding is available to experienced organisations that can develop and deliver STEM related training and/or education courses, a one-off event, or a programme of targeted events.

The minimum grant organisations can apply for is £10,000.

Click here for the press release for round six.

Grantscape are looking for organisations to apply for grants to:

  • Fund the support, enhancement and expansion of existing projects / networks already set up and delivering local benefits on STEM related activities. Examples of these might include funding for STEM festivals / engagement days / pop up events etc.
  • Create and develop new and innovative initiatives across one or more age ranges from early years, primary, secondary, further or higher education. Examples of this may include development of wind turbine kits for schools in science classes or other resource packs, or delivery of other extra curriculum activities.

Click here for the Grantscape website.

East Coast Community Fund

Deadline 27th July 2022

Grants are available to local not-for-profit groups, parish and town councils, and local authorities for community projects that benefit the coasts of the East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Two levels of grants are available:

  • Small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000.
  • Main grants of between £5,001 and £50,000.

Groups can apply for both revenue and capital costs in the same application. For projects involving revenue costs, groups can apply for funding for up to two years. Grants awarded to cover salaries can be spread over a two-year period if necessary. Match funding is not required for small grant applications. Match funding of at least 20% is required for main grant applications.

The funding can be used for:

  • Community buildings and facilities:
    • Capital improvement works to village halls, community centres, museums, heritage centres and community cafes.
  • Community activities and services:
    • Projects addressing health and wellbeing, social isolation, community cohesion and access to amenities.
    • Young and old people’s projects.
    • Projects providing support for local clubs and groups.
  • Environmental and public open space projects:
    • Projects involving parks, nature reserves, community growing schemes, and habitat/species conservation.
  • Sports, recreation and play:
    • Playgrounds, skate parks, indoor climbing walls.
    • Sports equipment.
    • Sports field drainage projects.

All applicants with projects located on school grounds should contact GrantScape before applying.

For more information click here.

Lincolnshire Community Fund – High Sheriffs’ Fund

Deadline 1st March 2022

The aim of the Fund is to assist projects that promote a safer society and help reduce crime in Lincolnshire.

Crime reduction: Funds can be used for young people (diversionary activities, projects that raise aspirations or reduce isolation); intergenerational activities (reduce fear of crime, promote community cohesion); activities for older people that tackle isolation and loneliness (resident groups, clubs societies).

you can apply for up to £5,000 (average grant £2,000).

Please see following press release below:

Adult Social Care Omicron Support Fund

In recognition of the increased pressure on existing funding sources caused by the Omicron variant the Council has been given additional funding of £190k. 
The funding can be used flexibly, including to support the VCS organisations who work with and/or support the adult social care sector in response to the pandemic during the month of January.
The grant conditions are not prescribed, so VCS organisations are asked to complete the attached proforma to describe the nature of the support and associated expenditure incurred during January – which may including staff or volunteer expenses. The submissions will be assessed, decisions confirmed and payments made in February.  

Deadline: 31st January 2022

How to apply: Please complete this form https://nelincolnshire-self.achieveservice.com/service/Adult_Social_Care_Omicron_Support_Fund
The completed from will automatically be sent to Sector Support North East Lincolnshire who are collating replies on behalf of the Council (SSNEL Privacy Notice – https://www.sectorsupportnel.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Privacy-Notice-Sector-Support-North-East-Lincolnshire.pdf )

If you would like to discuss this grant please contact claire@nbforum.org.uk / 07791041459