Early years funding for employees

From Families First Information Service:

I work with the Families First Information service for North East Lincolnshire Childrens Services.

Families First are doing a huge promote for early years funding and wondered if you could possibly forward this onto your relevant HR personnel please?  

With the recent climate we are facing, we are understanding that many families are facing financial hardship. This must be especially difficult for parents/carers of young children, because until the child reaches three years old, there is no universal free childcare. However, many working low income families could be entitled to 15 hours of free childcare for their 2 year olds, as well as those on certain benefits. This is something not everybody is aware of.  

Therefore we would be especially grateful if you could include our useful leaflets and information in your recruitment packs, maternity packs, canteens, staff rooms and so forth, within your North East Lincolnshire branches.

Also please find the link to the Childcare Choices website https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/ and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FamiliesFirstNEL ,  here you will find realms of information for parents and carers with children of all ages who may be struggling to pay for childcare. Families can apply here:  https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/children-families-and-schools/childcare-and-funding/two-year-old-funding/ or by telephoning 01472 326292 Option 1.  

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

With best regards,

Michelle Sargent

Families First Information Service, Civic Offices, Knoll Street, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LN  michelle.sargent@nelincs.gov.uk, 01472 326292 (option 1)




Create the Tiger Halloween Holiday Club

Only a few places left in both groups- great opportunity for vulnerable children and young people – fully COVID compliant

Run by qualified community learning coaches/teachers and teaching assistants- to support all needs

9-3 Group

  • Monday – 4 places
  • Tuesday – 2 places
  • Wednesday – 4 places

10-4 Group

  • Monday – 1 Place
  • Tuesday- 1 Place

Wednesday – 1 place Contact jordan.hagerup@climb-4-limited.co.uk   for more info and booking password

Counter Terrorism Local Profile (CTLP): information collection

from Humberside police relating to the collection of information for the CTLP:

The 2020/2021 CTLP is currently in the information collection phase, as stakeholders in previous years you may have received a constrained questionnaire in order to try and gain a meaningful insight into what terrorism and/or extremism feels like amongst professional partners active in our communities. This year we are hoping to approach communities direct in order to increase the coverage and data dividend, therefore a specific questionnaire to professionals is not going to be circulated this time.

However, if you have any information, observations or want to express an opinion on terrorism effecting the Humberside area, or have any initiatives/ideas to prevent terrorism then please contribute your thoughts and return it to the below Prevent contact address by the 10/11/20:


The key themes we are looking to gather local context on are:

  • Online Extremism
  • Increased Isolation/Grievance caused by the Covid Pandemic
  • Increasing Social Division or tensions
  • Challenges you face in prevent delivery
  • Any increasing trends, particularly around white supremacy/white nationalism
  • Any inflammatory group activity toward racial/religious issues

Thanks for taking time to consider this request,

Community Shop – Healthy Holiday Programme

The Return of Healthy Holidays- its back and its bigger and better!

In October half-term Community Shop and many of its fantastic partner organisations will unite to deliver Healthy Holidays! Please pop in store or email hello@community-shop.co.uk to find out what is on offer this time round for children and families. They will have special guest and sessions from across the country for more holiday fun!’

The link below is the Impact Report from the Summer Healthy Holiday Programme


North East Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Sector Settings Coronavirus (COVID-19) Reporting Process

Early notification of potential and confirmed cases to the local Public Health team will support outbreak prevention and management and reduce the impact of COVID-19 in North East Lincolnshire.

This process applies to community and voluntary sector organisations.

The document outlines the procedures community and voluntary sector organisations should follow in order to prevent outbreaks of coronavirus (COVID-19) and advises the process to be followed if members or volunteers develop symptoms of COVID-19, confirmed cases emerge amongst people in the setting or people are identified as potential contacts of cases elsewhere.

Cultural Recovery Fund grant award announcements

James Trowsdale, Strategic Lead for Culture, North East Lincolnshire Council:

North East Lincolnshire will be the recipient of three awards which will help enable our shared creative ambitions. 

These are for Event Show Support (ESS), Docks Academy and Lincs Inspire – congratulations to all.

Further details regarding each of the grants awarded can be seen in the attached and here:


It’s also worth noting that Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants continue to be open and (as always) I would encourage applications!