Holiday Activities Fund Programme Summer 2021

Opportunity for Organisations to Engage STILL OPEN and Schedule of Activities –  Holiday Activities Fund Programme Summer 2021;

There is still an opportunity for organisations to engage in the Holiday Activities Fund – find more details here Funding for holiday activities and programmes – NELC | NELC (  Please ignore the close date in the web link and contact Wendy Jackson if you are interested in supplying activities – see message below.  Also attached the scheduled programme of summer activities. 

Message from Wendy Jackson:

I am more than happy to help any organisations who still want to come on board, and also help families to book any activities if they are struggling to contact providers, so please do share my details with them if needed.

Also, please note that SEND and/or vulnerable children places are double funded if they need to have a carer or older sibling present.

Many thanks for all of your help and support.

Kind regards


Wendy Jackson, SEND/ Education Technical Officer, Education Team, North East Lincolnshire Council

Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU

Tel: 01472 323399 | |

The Grimsby Project: We need to talk about work

Institute for the future of Work: Something is missing from our conversations about the future of work: stories from people who are experiencing transformation directly. From October 2020, the Institute for the Future of Work spoke to Grimsby residents in a diverse set of roles. ‘The Grimsby Project: We need to talk about work’ shares their voices and stories.

You can access the report here.

Winsby Community Lottery celebrates a £250 win

Written and sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

The local lottery is run by Gatherwell, and is designed to help local voluntary and community groups to diversify their fundraising streams and enable year-round fundraising in a safe, fun and effective way. Buy a ‘chance’ and support the local community today by playing the lottery.

There are nearly 30 local causes already registered with the Winsby Community Lottery, with 60p from every £1 ticket played going to local charities and good causes.

There are weekly cash prizes to be won up to the value of the £25,000 jackpot and with 50:1 odds of winning a prize you’ll find a bit of fun at the same time as knowing you’re really helping your local community.

Click here for the full article.

Cultural Intelligence for the Third Sector, Charities, Non-Profit and Voluntary Organisations

Written and sent on behalf of Equality Practice:

Cultural Intelligence is the capacity to function effectively across a variety of culturally different contexts, such as ethnicity, generational and organisational cultures etc. 

Success today requires the ability to adapt to a variety of culturally diverse situations.  The world and its norms are changing rapidly, and our ability to be successful and effective largely depends on our ability to adapt to change. 

This 2.5hr facilitated discussion will help you to understand how Cultural Intelligence can: 

  • Grow your networks
  • Build trust and relevance in your community
  • Increase your impact
  • Protect and support your reputation, your funding and your income streams.

This invite is free to the first 50 who sign up, after which there will be a charge.  Please see attachment for more details of the invite:

Lincolnshire Life Memory Writing Project

This is a 6 month project that will be delivered via Zoom of a 2 hour interactive writing workshop once a month, followed by a 1-2-1 session each month to discuss your writing and to help participants find, tell and write their stories. A selection of these will be published in an anthology and shared with local communities at the end of the project.

If you live in North East Lincs, are 55 + and are interested, please contact for a chat and an application form asap on: or call 07570 480802

Places limited to 12

When? From 20th September Mondays 7-9pm

Festival of the Sky Presents… The Twilight Hour

Written and sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

 world-class free spectacle is heading to Cleethorpes later this year in the form of “The Twilight Hour”.

Created by internationally recognised performance company, Periplum and produced by From the Fields, The Twilight Hour will help re-imagine some of the stories, history, folklore and memories unique to Cleethorpes and its people.

Ahead of the performance, the organisers want to work with the local community and artists in the area to create this work, and they are already looking for:

  • stories of women workers, industry and sea-faring
  • magical stories of supernatural characters in Cleethorpes, especially women, e.g. wise women and ghosts
  • any stories relating to Meridian Park Showground, and the Meridian Line itself
  • local dialect – expressions and words unique to Cleethorpes
  • personal memories of places & people (memorable & eccentric characters) and life in the town
  • childhood memories – school / gang rivalries, places where children played, and the games they took part in
  • social history and heritage, stories of pubs & bars, sports and community clubs
  • changes in the landscape, natural and built
  • stories of life by the sea and seaside activities
  • vintage or modern film footage, postcards and pictures

If you can help with any of the above, please email: in the first instance.

Click here for the full article.

Festival of the Sky – Creative Development

Written and sent on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

Seeking your stories & memories of life in Cleethorpes

Outdoor award-winning theatre company Periplum are working with From the Fields, the organisers of the award-winning Festival of the Sky in 2019, to research for new work which shares and celebrates Cleethorpes history and character.

We want to hear your stories of the area, from magical folklore – the strange and unusual tales of local life –, to personal memories of a childhood spent by the sea. We are looking to celebrate unique local landmarks and characters, from real life & from legend, to capture the spirit of Cleethorpes and the wider borough of North East Lincolnshire.

We are staging a series of on-line conversations where you can share your stories, or simply listen in.

These stories will be used to inform a one-off spectacular for 4000 people, for the people and place of North East Lincolnshire.

Sessions will be a maximum of 1 ½ hours long. You can come for the whole session or drop in at any time. All you need to do to take part is get in contact.

If you lead a group, organisation or club in North East Lincolnshire and could contribute with the tales of Cleethorpes we seek and would like to be involved in this one-off spectacular, please email:

About Periplum

Periplum is one of the UK’s leading outdoor theatre companies, formed in 1999 and led by Artistic Directors Claire Raftery & Damian Wright. Periplum specialise in large-scale performances celebrating heritage, community & place. We make works for audiences of 3,000-4,000 people per show, combining original music & script with spectacular aerial action, lights, fire & pyrotechnics.

Here is a link to Periplum’s work, and a link to the video of the show that we are restaging with stories from Cleethorpes.

About From the Fields

From the Fields are industry leaders in curating ground-breaking experiences across music, arts, science, culture, dance, theatre and much, much more. Creators of world-renowned festivals Kendal Calling and Bluedot, cutting-edge new music shows Inner City Electronic and Off The Record, & award-winning citywide celebrations of culture and people, such as Arts By The Sea and Festival of the Sky