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

Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund (NCDF)

NCRF is a £3.1m blended fund from the Department for Culture Media and Sport. The fund aims to support the development and growth of creative and cultural businesses across the North, that deliver social impact.

to be eligible you must be an incorporated business that works in the creative and cultural sector (from games design to theatres) that delivers and can evidence social impact as a by-product of its core work.

North East Lincolnshire – Heritage Starter Fund

The Heritage Starter is an amount of money provided to an applicant to act as an ‘enabler’ to allow something to happen. This could be development work on a project or research idea, funded expertise from a professional or to complete a specific aim e.g., to formalise an organisation with a governance model and/or bank account.  For North East Lincolnshire, the specific aim of the Heritage Starter is to provide the opportunity to develop an idea which can then be upscaled and taken forward as a larger project, eligible for funding directly from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF).

The minimum grant request is £500; the maximum is £10,000. You can use this funding as match funding towards a larger heritage project, but it cannot be used as match funding against another NLHF application. Projects must be entirely complete by the end of the funding programme – March 2023.

The Wharfedale Foundation

Update from Wharfedale Foundation response to COVID-19:

We understand that during the pandemic our grantees may need to pause activities or re-purpose their grants. Please contact us to make us aware of this.  

We continue to accept applications under our usual criteria but due to the effect on income we have reduced our maximum grant to £2,500 for the foreseeable future.

The Wharfedale Foundation is a small charitable trust with roots in the Christian tradition, recognises a common practical vision of a better world with those of other faith traditions and those with none. The Trust supports initiatives that bring people together to gain understanding of other faiths and cultures and to work in partnership to improve the neighbourhoods in which they live.

Main Funding Programme – a two stage process for organisations with an income of up to £250,000. Although we may award up to £5,000 this is exceptional, the typical grant is normally around £2,000-£3,000.

Small Grants Programme – a one stage process  for smaller organisations with an income of less than £50,000  seeking grants of up to £500.

The Wharfedale Foundation fund projects:

  • that focus on neighbourhoods and communities of interest,
  • wher​e people are developing lasting relationships at a grassroots level,
  • with the potential for positive, longer term change,
  • that are willing to try out new ways of working that others can learn from,
  • promoting the inclusion of people experiencing the most social and economic hardship,
  • that enable people to be agents of change in their own lives and communities,

Projects applying for funding need to:

  • be located within the Yorkshire and Humber region,
  • be able to demonstrate longer term financial and project planning, involving multiple streams of funding,
  • demonstrate innovative or creative ways of addressing areas of concern,
  • demonstrate how change and transformation can be achieved in one or more of the following ways:
    • creating greater inclusivity by breaking down barriers of fear based on for example religious, cultural, ethnic or social difference or financial hardship,
    • integrating marginalised groups into mainstream society and promoting a welcoming culture,
    • aiding the integration of marginalised groups through environmental projects,
    • developing greater understanding of these issues through carrying out research.

For more information go to The Wharfedale Foundation’s website here.

The Horsman Foundation Fund

Deadline 1st September 2021

The Horsman Foundation aims to distribute up to £5,000 per year to support individual young people’s involvement and progression in sporting activities across Greater Lincolnshire. 

The young people must be able to demonstrate they have the potential to excel, but lack the funds to participate or move forward to the next level.

Grants may be awarded for kit, costs of travel, membership / competition fees etc.

Priority will be given to families on low income.

Young people aged up to 18yrs or 25 if they have a disability who live in Greater Lincolnshire can apply. 

Application forms and more information can be found on our website:

For more information or help, please call Sue Fortune on 01529 305825

Changing Places Scheme

Written and sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

Could you host a Changing Places toilet?

The Changing Places Fund is a £30-million Government capital investment that aims to create more accessible public facilities in existing publicly accessible buildings in England. North East Lincolnshire Council is managing bids locally, working with interested parties.

Further information about the Changing Places scheme is available at GOV.UK:

To submit an expression of interest to North East Lincolnshire Council, visit (this form is for internal assessment and review only and will determine if your interest can be supported to the formal submission to government).

The deadline for submissions to the Council is 5pm on Thursday 26 August 2021.

Click here for the full information.

Digital Society Fund

Objective and Key Outcomes:

Funding is available to support individuals and families to access digital services and support online.  The pandemic has resulted in many services in health, employment and welfare moving more to online provision which some people struggle to access because of a lack of suitable kit, knowledge and/or data.  £100,000 of funding has been made available to the three digital workstreams (economy, society and health) to fund local organisations to:

  • Reduce the number of individuals and families locally that are unable to access or benefit from digital / online services and support
  • Create a network of digital champions in community facilities where people can get help and advice on how to use / access online services
  • Promote awareness of places where people can gain access to free wi-fi.

£30,000 of seed funding has been allocated to the Digital Society workstream to help achieve these priorities.  This money must be spent by 31st March 2022.

Project Categories

Any projects must  extend digital provision at current sites and/or develop new community facilities/projects.  Furthermore, the organisation must demonstrate how their project will become sustainable beyond April 2022 or how it will be adapted so that digital support remains in place for those that need it.

The main project categories are:

  • Digital equipment – this can include purchase of equipment that will be used to enable people to access online services, either as free access within a community building, loaned equipment given to people known to be digitally excluded or ‘taster’ equipment to demonstrate to people how the kit can be used to enable them to access better utility deals, cheaper online shopping, employment and skills opportunities, access to health care etc.
  • Training and education – there are a large number of digital training courses already being delivered across NEL. To be eligible for seed funding your project needs to clearly demonstrate that the training you are providing does not duplicate this activity and that the people you are targeting are not already able to access existing training. In your claim you will need to include testimonies / case studies on individuals that show they were not accessing other training and the impact that your project as had on their digital skills.
  • Digital connectivity – this should include community focussed activity that enables people to access online services. This could include the creation of a community / neighbourhood / street free wi-fi hotspot.

Other projects will be considered if they meet the objectives above.

See attached: Guidance and proposal form.

Submission Deadline: 30th August 2021 – Midnight

Submit to: or by post to:

Stephen McGrath, Floor 2, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU 

Click here for the NELC article.

Small Grants Fund for Independent Humber Museums

Funding available from the Humber Museums Partnership.

The new grants will help to engage new and diverse audiences with hidden and untold stories within the collections of the regions Museums.

Round 1 

Support Date 
Pre-application workshop (online via Zoom) 28th July, 10am to 12.30pm 
Pre-application conversations available Until 18th August 
Notification of successful / unsuccessful application By 7th September 
Project delivery support session 1 (online via Zoom) w/c 13th September 
Project delivery support session 2 (online via Zoom) w/c 6th December 

Round 2 

Support Date 
Pre-application workshop (online via Zoom) 21st September, 10am to 12.30pm 
Pre-application conversations available Until 13th October 
Notification of successful / unsuccessful application By 31st October 
Project delivery support session 1 (online via Zoom) w/c 8th November 
Project delivery support session 2 (online via Zoom) w/c 7th February 2022 

The fund offers grants between £500 – £5,000. Grants are paid 85% at the start of project delivery by successful applicants. Applications can be made to one of two rounds this Summer and Autumn. All applicants need to register with the Grant Administrator, Dominic Rogan, and discuss their project with us and the Small Grants Project Mentor, Sarah Oswald, before applying. 

Click here for the Humber Museums Partnership website.

A Digital Grant to boost business activity in North East Lincolnshire

All expressions of interest are expected to have been reviewed by the 15th August 2021.

This fund has been developed in conjunction with North East Lincolnshire council to support businesses in NE Lincolnshire to grow, prosper and recover. Funding can be used for projects that helps businesses diversify, increase productivity, or improve existing operational systems and have a digital focus.

Grant Criteria:

  • Total project costs must be over £1,000 and up to 50% of project costs can be funded. We anticipate the maximum grant funding will be £5,000.
    • Projects should have a digital focus and could be but are not exclusive to:
      • Creation of new websites or updates.
      • Support with implementing digital strategies and improving digital reach/ online profile.
      • Purchase of software, development of CRM’s or introduction of app technology within the business.
      • Investment in ICT infrastructure, servers, ICT hardware and other digital tools.
      • Specialist equipment for digitalising services and processes, such as, measuring, monitoring, tracking equipment.
    • 2 quotes will be required if invited to apply.

The scheme is open to businesses with less than 250 employees that operate within NE Lincs