Update from Community Shop

Update from Community Shop:

In response to the National Lockdown due to be implemented 5th November, we at Community Shop remain open and we are welcoming any local families for full time and temporary membership. We are well stocked and are happy to help the community with up to 70% discount on high-quality brand foods.

As a part of this service will be offering:

  • Business as usual store opening times
  • Take-away lunch service within our Café (post 12pm)
  • Virtual development programmes covering confidence, finance management, employability & skills training and mental health education
  • Full time and temporary membership beyond the remits of our usual postcode restrictions (currently furloughed and or awaiting any means tested benefit)

Regarding membership, please see link: https://www.companyshopgroup.co.uk/apply-for-membership/community-shop allowing individuals to apply; please disseminate this to any families or individuals who are struggling due to the hardships felt through COVID-19.

We are as always open to collaborative work and we would really appreciate if you could share this message with anyone and everyone possible. If organisations want to contact me (Tel 07841048869 – Email sharon.lines@community-shop.co.uk) to see how we can work together that would be amazing. Alternatively, if you think you know someone who would benefit from a membership, one of our programmes or any support we offer please do ask them to pop in, ring or email.

I hope you are well.

Kind Regards,


Sharon Lines
Community Shop Lead Mentor

E: sharon.lines@companyshop.ltd.uk

M: 07841 048869

Can You Help – North East Lincolnshire urgently needs more foster carers

North East Lincolnshire urgently needs more foster carers. It would be great to have the VCSE sectors support to increase foster carer recruitment.  We want to reach staff and volunteers but also the public through the VCSE networks.  Those involved in charity, volunteer and community groups could make amazing foster carers and can also help by getting the message out to the public.

Please help by sharing our details with your networks.

Find out more at www.nelincs.gov.uk/fostering or call 01472 325545.
We now offer online information sessions-  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/change-the-world-through-fostering-tickets-122709955781

Thank you for your support.

More materials can be provided upon request.

Lauren Thompson, Marketing and Communications Graduate, North East Lincolnshire Council

Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU

01472 323337 | lauren.thompson2@nelincs.gov.uk | www.nelincs.gov.uk         
Stay alert. Control the virus. Save lives.

Ørsted’s Community Benefit Funds – Autumn 2020 Newsletter

For more information about Ørsted’s Community Benefit Funds please visit their website:


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Grimsby Community Energy solar panels on the new YMCA Humber building

Grimsby Community Energy are raising funds to put lots of solar panels on the new YMCA Humber building on Freeman St. This will cut YMCA’s bills for years to come, and also reduce CO2 emissions. 

This community share offer has achieved the Community Shares Standard Mark, a national mark of good practice. Grimsby Community Energy is a community benefit society, registered with the FCA in 2016, and run by a volunteer board. 

Target interest rate 2.25% per year. To learn more, go to http://www.grimsbycommunityenergy.org to read the offer document.    Minimum investment £100, maximum £13,000.  Individuals, organisations and businesses can invest.

School Uniform – supporting families at this difficult time

From Tracey Rudd, Troubled Families Employment Advisor – Department for Work and Pensions:

Local resident Emily Vickers has set up a Facebook post to ask for donations of school uniform for children 5-16 years to support families in our local area who may need some help at this difficult time.

Our local community has responded brilliantly and Emily tells us she has warm winter coats, shoes, wellies and uniforms suitable for almost all of our NE Lincs schools that are ready to be distributed to parents/carers who would like them.

In addition, if you have new or lightly used items of uniform that you could possibly donate this would be most welcome.

The email address to request, donate or exchange uniform is: Gyuniform@gmail.com

Many thanks to Emily for supporting our local community and encouraging us all to do the same.

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) Lockdown Q&A

NE Lincs council has asked SSNEL to share the following document – Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) Lockdown Q &A .  Organisations who are working with, or may have Clinically Extremely Vulnerable individual’s approach them for support may find it useful.  Also attached is a copy of the letters that the government has sent to individual’s or their carer. See attached:

Safeguarding Children Partnership – North East Lincolnshire Integrated Front Door (inclusive of the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) recorded webinar

ON 21st October 2020 a webinar was held for the Integrated Front Door, see below for the webinar recording: