Phone ‘n’ Ride open for work and education

Written and send on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council:

The Department for Transport’s Access Fund is supporting Phone ‘n’ Ride to develop more employment and training journeys with the aim of supporting local employers and training providers.

The initiative will enable North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, to improve access to employment and training opportunities, enabling better connectivity between people, places and economic opportunities through the funding available.

The Phone ‘n’ Ride Service is one of North East Lincolnshire’s on-demand bus services offering an alternative to public transport with passengers setting the route and timetable depending on where they need to go.

With workplaces and education providers continuing to recover from the impacts of the pandemic, North East Lincolnshire Council and ENGIE are highlighting the option of the Phone ‘n’ Ride Service in accessing work and education, especially in key employment zones such as the South Humber bank.

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VCSE Economic Value Report

A report on the size and economic impact of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector has now been produced by Durham University. The research is a joint piece of work across Humber, Coast and Vale (HCV) and West Yorkshire areas.

The Structure Dynamics and Impact of the VCSE Final Report Here.

Attached below is the press release to accompany the report.

In addition there are a number of infographics that summarise the findings of the report for the HCV area in the following slides below

Economic value report HC & V slides

Grimsby Minster IMP in full glory and back at the Minster

Grimsby Minister Imp is now painted and back at the minster. The Minster became the latest venue to join the 2021 Lincoln Imp Trail and the freshly painted Grimsby Imp is the 32nd sculpture to be added to the trail. Now beautifully painted the Grimsby imp will reside in the Minster’s brand new cafe which was opened in July by The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Councillor David Hasthorpe.

For more information and images, please contact Emma Olivier-Townrow on or call 07961 998001.

Follow Grimsby Minster on Facebook here:

See press release below:

Electric Car Charge Points

From Nathan Taylor, Your Community Hub CIC:

I have been in touch with an installer of car charging points for my site at Cleethorpes and Humbertson.

In a nutshell they are looking to install two car charge points at each site for free.

They receive a significant amount of money for doing this as an installer.

The owner (investor) starts to recoup their money around year 3.

We/site owner/tenant will get a very small % of each charge paid back to us.

You do not pay for the electricity it is separate line.

They are actively looking for sites.

I live in Cleethorpes and there are 3 charging points showing on the map and each one is broken as they’re appears to be no maintenance in place for these, this company has a maintenance team who aim to repair any chargers within 48hrs.

By increasing the number of chargers this should encourage more people to look at electric cars which are here to stay thus improving our green credentials.

If you have a car park open to the public and can accommodate a charger or two I will be happy to include this in my list of potential sites for the company to look at.

NOTE you must have at least 15years left on your lease.

Please have a serious think if this is for you and your group/company.

I will need : Site address and post code, contact person and phone number.

Nathan Taylor

Mobile 07473647237   L/Line 01472 456959 

CARE Urgently Need Furniture Items

Due to an increase in the number of requests for furniture donations, from those in need. CARE are appealing for your unwanted items of furniture in particular CARE desperately need Wardrobes, Beds, and Chest of Drawers. If you are able to donate please contact the CARE shop 46-47 Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes. On 01472 232312 or email to arrange a free collection.

STEPP Up Personal Development Programme

From Climb 4 Ltd:



CLIMB 4 Limited is pleased to announce their STEPP UP programme has received repeated funding from Humber Learning Consortium.

This programme has been designed to support unemployed females age 18+ to get closer to employment or training.  In particular those from minority groups or those experiencing access difficulties. 

During previous cohorts we have supported those with disabilities, SEN needs, poor mental health, experience of trauma/abuse and those on low income.  In particular those with low confidence, low aspirations, Low self-belief, and lack of work experience/skills. 

This personal development course is delivered via a creative, active learning way exploring:- (STEPP)

  • TRAINING (cpd)
  • PROGRESSION (CV, Personal statement, Application and interview support).   

Are you female aged 18+ not sure where to go next? Want some support trying to figure it out and make some great friends along the way?

By the end of the 15 weeks you will have:

  • Improved transferable skills/life skills- eg teamwork, leadership, following instructions, communication skills, organisation and planning.
  • Improved knowledge of working environment/career opportunities
  • Improved action planning skills
  • Improved confidence and self-belief
  • Improved aspirations and ability to achieve potential. 
  • Including exploring a range of creative tasks, enabling participants

Climb 4 Limited is proud to announce that 15 spaces are still available for this cohort starting on Wednesday 8th September  9:30-2:30 at Centre 4, if interested contact Helen at for more information.

Business Lincolnshire Bulletin

Business Lincolnshire is set up to help support Greater Lincolnshire based businesses to start and grow. Business Lincolnshire hosts a Growth Hub – a single place to go to for business experts and mentors, support and guidance, grants and finance. The Business Lincolnshire team are passionate about helping your business to reach its full potential.

Click here for the Business Lincolnshire Bulletin 20.08.2021

Me-Learning Programme

From Equality Practice:

The Me-Learning Programme is aimed at women between 18 and 65.  We have been delivering it for 5.5 years, with an average of 2-3 programmes a year.  It is a funded programme and costs £20,000 to deliver for up to 15 women.  We have had over 120 women take this programme, the last of which finished in July.  Women begin the programme lacking confidence, somewhat anxious and often not knowing what they want to do or what their next steps are.  We have around 75% success rate in getting women to move on to work/education/training/volunteer work.  The last programme alone saw four women get jobs, three go for interviews, one is now being mentored on setting up her own business, three tried out a market stall and two have gone into training.  Here is a clip, which you can share, showing what women say about the programme:

The next programme runs from 13/9-14/12/21.  We run it mainly two mornings per week, (Mon & Tues), 9.30-12noon.   We take a break during half term.  The location is Freeman Street Market Hub, where we can practice COVID safety precautions.  There are five tutors and between us we have, in addition to extensive facilitation/training experience, qualifications in First Aid, Prevent, Adult Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, as well as having a Mental Health Nurse as one of the tutors.

Eligibility – this is required by funders

Women between 18-65 who are unemployed, British Citizens or who have a right to work in the UK.

We have to see proof of this and will request certain documents from the candidates.

Recruitment Process

We use a three-step process as we want to ensure women are committed to taking the programme.  Once we’ve assigned a place, we cannot easily bring in someone else unless it is within the first 2 weeks of the programme.  As this is a relatively long process and we usually aim at registering 18, (to allow for drop out), we begin this process now.

1.  Referral from work coach or self-referral, (this can be done by contacting my email address, stating the name of the person and telephone number.  (Obviously, they have to agree to give their details to us), or the individual can contact me directly.

2.  Telephone call.  We call the candidate, explain the programme and take a few details.  Then we invite them to a 1:2:1 face to face interview.

3.  Interview:  If they turn up and they seem committed, we fill in the funder’s registration forms.  Prior to the course, we send out reminders by text.

Participants do not need to bring anything.  We provide all stationary and materials, plus visors, masks and sanitizer etc.

Attached is a leaflet and the short advertising clip we use on social media.  For your information, we have 2 Facebook Sites, the second is particularly aimed at women.

Our twitter hashtag is:  @equal4all_info

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Kind regards,


Tracy Todd


The Equality Practice

Mobile:  07523 960723