STEM Skills Fund

Deadline 30th April 2021

Ørsted’s East Coast Skills Fund and its Walney Extension Skills Fund are now back open to applications. A total of £150,000 will be available through an open application process to experienced organisations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a programme of targeted events.

Charity shop kicks off funding blitz for grassroots teams

Freshney Place charity shop, Sports Traider, is offering financial support to help local clubs and community groups.

North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership is supporting Sports Traider to provide funding to grassroots clubs across the borough.

Payments of up to £1,000 are available for new and existing grassroots clubs, to provide clothing and equipment so vulnerable adults and children take part in sporting activities.

Sports Traider founder, Lance Haggith, said:

“We’re excited to launch the Sports Traider Encouraging Participation (STEP) Fund, which we hope will encourage young people to participate in sporting activities no matter what their background or abilities.

“Our key target groups are grassroots clubs who need financial support, clothing or equipment to increase activity amongst vulnerable adults and children.

“The community pot generated by the store is kept local, and applications are sought from anyone in North East Lincolnshire.

“The more customers we have, the more funding can be channelled into the local community.

“We want people to be aware of the store in Freshney Place and that everything in store is £5 or less.”

Applications for funding can be submitted from Wednesday 17 February 2021.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 18 March 2021, and successful groups will be notified on 31 March.

Councillor Ron Shepherd, cabinet member for Safer and Stronger Communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“This is a great example of a local business giving something back to the community.

“Having access to grassroots sports can benefit people’s health and wellbeing, and can create strong communities who have a sense of ownership over their club or team.

“If there is a community leader or parent out there who wants to start a new group, club, or activity, Sports Traider would like to hear from them about their ambitions, plans and needs to get started.

“The offer is universal to all current clubs across the borough.”

The store in Freshney Place is currently closed, in-line with COVID restrictions, but application forms are available online at

You can also email for more information or to request an application form.

Funding bids are submitted to a panel, made up of members of North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership, who can then award the money to successful groups.

Subsequent rounds of funding are planned to take place every three months, which means more chances to apply.

The amount of funding available depends on the profitability of the Sports Traider store in Freshney Place, which opened in September 2020.

Sports Traider works on a not-for-profit basis, which means profits from the store will be returned to support local community activities and engagement in physical activities and sports clubs.

The Sports Traider Charity has connections with leading sporting brands and is able to obtain new stock via charitable donations and reduced costs.


North East Lincolnshire Covid-19 Resilience & Recovery Fund


Lincolnshire Community Foundation, in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council would like to invite existing small local community groups, charities and organisations across NE Lincolnshire to apply for up to £1,000.00 to support their future financial resilience, in particular where they’ve not been able to generate revenue, income or undertake fundraising activities because they had close due to the impact of Covid-19. 

Grant size: Up to £1,000


LEP Calls for Funding Bids for Major Projects

The call has gone out to businesses and organisations in Greater Lincolnshire to submit grant funding bids of £500,000 or more to support major projects.

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Greater Lincolnshire Strategic Infrastructure Development Plan Working Group have launched a joint call for bids.

The aim is for Greater Lincolnshire to have a pipeline of major projects to consider should funding from central government become available in the new year.

“Although the LEP has no funding currently available it is imperative that we can respond quickly as funding opportunities arise,” said Pat Doody, Chief Executive of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

Click here for the full article.


Grants4Growth is an £12.5m ERDF funded project delivered by South Holland District Council in Greater Lincolnshire. It provides capital grants for SMEs to purchase/install efficient new processes, production facilities helping them to invest-to-grow; its function is to administer simple, straightforward grants and quantifiable action to help businesses invest to grow, improve resilience and create jobs.

Following they can support:

  • CNC Machines & Laser Cutters
  • Sewing & Embroidery Machines
  • Printers and printing equipment
  • Shot Blast units & Compressors
  • Spray Paint Equipment
  • Warehouse racking and Fork lift trucks
  • Drones & Specialist video equipment but not software

Click here for Grants4Growth website.

Yorkshire and Humber Presentation from Lloyds Foundation

At a recent meeting of the Yorkshire Funders Forum, Paul Streets, Chief Executive of Lloyds Foundation, gave a presentation on Covid-19 from a funder’s perspective. The information is focused on voluntary and community organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber region, and looks ahead to potential issues and priorities for 2021.

People’s Health Trust forthcoming Active Communities round

The People’s Health Trust have just announced their opening timetable for their Active Communities Fund which distributes money from the Health Lottery.

They haven’t yet confirmed the areas the fund will target in Yorkshire and the Humber, but they will be launching in the summer, and the fund will offer grants of between £5k – £40k for up to two years.

You can sign up to receive their newsletter so that you don’t miss their announcement if they do target our area.

Nisa’s Charity, Making A Difference Locally (MADL)

Nisa’s Charity, Making A Difference Locally (MADL) is generously donating £7,000 of grants to the Hull, East Riding and North East Lincolnshire Areas.

This funding was originally intended for the 2020 Humber Bridge Half Marathon, of which MADL are the proud Event Partner. Unfortunately this event had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus. 

MADL wants to ensure that this money can continue the positive experience of healthy activities and community spirit that the marathon brings. They are very keen to hear from groups who focus on sports and physical activities, that need some help during these challenging times. 

How to apply for the grant:

To apply for the grant, you must be registered on

You can watch a quick guide on how to register by clicking HERE

Search for the grant in the “Browse Funding programs” section, or by clicking HERE

Grants are available from £250 to £500 for groups in Hull, East Riding, North East / North Lincolnshire. The focus of this grant is for sports or physical activity groups who need help due to the effects of Covid-19

Before applying for the grant, think about what support you need and how this will help. Then check the list of fundable and non-fundable items to make sure your request meets the criteria. If you have any questions please email

  1. Start the application by clicking the orange “Apply” button then select “New Project” from the drop-down menu.
  2. You will be asked to complete 4 questions.

This is your opportunity to help the panel understand the impact that the funding will have:

  • Tell us about the group’s activities and the impact it has (Up to 250 words).
  • Describe your challenges and how the funding will support your group (Up to 250 words).
  • Input how many people you support 
  • Input their age range.
  1. Add a breakdown of your funding request in the Budget section
  2. Complete the declaration to confirm details are correct.
  3. Go back and check your information and then click “Submit Application”

We may come back to ask further questions but aim to provide a decision within 10 working days.

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