Later Life Partnership NEL: Older People’s Advice and Wellbeing Event – Save the Date

Date: Friday 20th September 2024

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Venue: Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe St, Grimsby DN32 7EG

Later Life Partnership NEL would like to invite you to their upcoming event. Comprising three local organisations; Friendship at Home, Age UK, and Carelink, this event aims to bring together local agencies that support older people, their carers and families in North East Lincolnshire (NEL) to showcase the valuable services available to older people.

This will be the Partnership’s 4th event, and they encourage and welcome all agencies to participate. Whether you provide health services, social activities, or other support, this is an excellent opportunity to connect with the community and share what NEL has to offer.

Please note the following details:

  • Setup: Organisations are requested to set up from 9:00 AM. Due to limited space, they kindly ask that each organisation display only one pull-up wing stand. Some organisations may need to share tables.
  • Promotions: They encourage freebies such as free sessions, sweets, and demos. If you’d like to demonstrate your services, please inform them, and they’ll allocate a time slot.
  • Engagement: Even if you don’t have a table, consider attending to mingle, distribute leaflets, and engage with attendees.
  • Refreshments: Tea and cake will be provided for attendees and stall holders.
  • Accessibility: The Central Hall is fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties.
  • RSVP: Kindly confirm your attendance by acceptance of this invitation or email

 by Friday 19th July 2024 to secure a reserved stall.

They look forward to your participation and the opportunity to showcase the wonderful services available to our community.

New NHS Volunteering find and apply service

Recruiters of volunteers can now advertise roles in one central place on the new NHS Volunteering website.

The service is free to use for NHS and supporting organisations and has been developed by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) on behalf of NHS England.

Recruiters can advertise volunteer opportunities and people can apply using the NHS Volunteering website. Organisations can also choose to receive application forms through the service, or they can link it to their existing volunteer recruitment advert process.

NHSBSA is inviting volunteer recruiters from NHS organisations and eligible Voluntary, Charity, and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to join the service. If you’re a VCSE that recruits volunteers to support NHS-contracted and commissioned healthcare services in England, you will be able to use the service. 

If you’d like to find out more, they’ll invite you to one of their monthly online introduction sessions where they’ll give you an overview of the service, explain the criteria and process for using it and offer you the opportunity to join.

For an invitation to one of these sessions, please email (referring to NB Forum in the subject line of your email) and they’ll get back to you with the next available dates.

Home Instead Charities

Application Deadline: 31st July 2024

Home Instead Charities UK strives to improve the lives of people over 55 by addressing loneliness and isolation, helping them remain active, healthy, and connected to their communities.

Funding is available to small local groups, grassroots community organisations, and small charities that support the mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing of older adults.

There are two levels of funding:

  • Up to £500 for small grassroots organisations.
  • Up to £1,500 for small registered charities. Larger grants are available for exceptional projects.

Full funding is granted only if the applicant holds no more than three months’ operating costs in reserve. If an organisation has more than this, the charity will co-fund up to 50% of the project costs.

Funding applications are accepted four times a year: in January, April, July, and October.

Click the link below to visit their website for more details:

Apply For A Grant | Home Instead Charities

ASDA Foundation: Investing in Spaces and Places Grant

Application Deadline: 28th July 2024

The Foundation aims to support grassroots community groups to transform local spaces at the heart of their local community.

Community-led organisations are encouraged to apply if they have a clear community mission, are efficiently run and compliant with not-for-profit requirements, who prioritise people by promoting equality, diversity, and inclusivity, and focus on local community needs. 

Funding ranges from £10,000 to £25,000.

Special consideration will be given to groups located in areas of deprivation, those that are inclusive and diverse, initiatives tackling food poverty or local crime/anti-social behavior, and projects with positive environmental impacts.

Website link: Asda Foundation – Investing in Space and Places Grant

Get More Young People Active with Cash for Kids Sports Challenge!

Deadline to sign-up: 2nd September 2024

Cash for Kids invites grassroots sports groups in East Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Coast, and Lincolnshire to join their fundraising competition!

The Sports Challenge aims to remove barriers to sport for disadvantaged or disabled children and young people.  The funders are seeking groups that can make a significant impact.

From 7th September to 7th October, participating groups will raise as much as they can. Cash for Kids will support them every step of the way with expert fundraising advice and comprehensive materials, helping them develop valuable skills for future efforts.

The selected applicant organisations will retain the total money raised during the fundraising period.

The top three fundraising groups will receive an additional £5,000, £2,500 and £1,500, respectively. Furthermore, there are special awards of £500 each for the Teamwork Award and Sports Challenge Champion Award.

Groups will have from 7th September to 7th October to raise as much as they can – Deadline to sign-up is 2nd September.

Visit their website for more details:

Hits Radio Cash for Kids | Children’s Charity | Hits Radio (

Benefact Group: Movement for Good Grant – Larger Grants

Application closes: 2nd August 2024

The Benefact Group offers the larger grants of £10,000 and above to fund charities with projects that align with one of their four key themes: Climate Change or Environment, Arts, Heritage or Culture, Education & Skills, and Rural or Community Development.

Charities with specific projects or innovative initiatives that demonstrate clear outcomes and benefits are encouraged to apply.

The Benefact Group values long-term funding to help charities bring ambitious ideas to life and support large, transformative projects.

The application window for larger grants closes on Friday, 2nd August 2024.

Website link: Movement for good – Larger Grants

Youth Music NextGen Fund

NextGen Fund Round 10
Deadline: 15 November 2024

The Youth Music NextGen Fund provides grants of up to £2,500 to help young creatives turn their ideas into reality. This fund is for early-stage musicians and other music-related creatives who need financial support to start or grow their projects. It’s aimed at young people aged 18-25, or up to 30 for those who identified as disabled, living in the UK.

Who Can Apply?

The fund is open to a wide range of people in the music industry, including singers, rappers, songwriters, producers, DJs, A&Rs, managers, agents, and other roles.

Purpose of the Fund:

The goal is to support the future of the music industry by helping new artists and professionals develop the skills they need to succeed. This fund is perfect for those who are passionate about a career in music but lack the necessary contacts, resources, or knowledge to move forward.

Website link: NextGen Fund | Youth Music

McCarthy Stone Foundation

Grant Deadline: 23 August 2024

The Community Grants program will reopen for applications on July 26th, 2024. Grants are available in two categories: Core Cost Funding and Project Funding.

Core Cost Funding:

This type of funding provides financial support to help grassroots charitable organisations cover their overall operational expenses. It is aimed specifically at those that focus on serving people aged 65 and over. Eligible applicants include registered charities and community groups, but not Community Interest Companies. Organisations that align well with the foundation’s objectives can apply for funding of up to £7,500.

Project Funding:

This type of funding is designed to support new or existing projects that serve people over 65. It is available to a broader range of organisations, including registered charities, community groups, and Community Interest Companies limited by guarantee.

A copy of their guidance for this round will be posted on their website shortly. 

Website link: Who We Support | McCarthy Stone (