Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online

The government have published advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Measures announced over recent weeks to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) have seen people’s day-to-day lives extremely disrupted. But these actions are essential to beat coronavirus and protect our NHS.

Click here for the full guidance.

Lloyds Bank Foundation report: ‘The Value of Small in a Big Crisis’

Lloyds Bank Foundation have released a new report on ‘The Value of Small in a Big Crisis’, around the distinctive contribution, value and experiences
of smaller charities in England and Wales during
the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

The report shows that small and local charities’ distinctiveness in who they support, how they carry out their work, and the role they play in their communities makes them best placed to respond to this crisis.

Click here for the report.

Children’s and Young People’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CHISVA) Service

Commissioner: The Police & Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire (PCC) is looking to appoint a single Provider Contract for the provision of support services for children and young people (under 18 years of age) who are victims of sexual violence within the Lincolnshire Police area. The initial Contract Term shall be for three years with two options to extend for a period of up to 12 months each at the sole discretion of the PCC. This procurement process will be run under the Open procedure in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The deadline for submitting a tender for this requirement will be 1200 GMT on Thursday 25th March 2021. The tender process for this requirement will be completed via the EU Supply Bluelight eTendering System at

Deadline: 25th March 12pm

Value: £300,000 to £500,000

Free Photocopier


We have been donated a photocopier/printer that can be networked to your computers and hold documents in a secure box.  There is no lease or maintenance cover on it, but is free to a good home.  I’ve attached some pictures for your convenience – please let me know if you are interested in having the machine by Friday 26 February – first come first served basis.  Unfortunately it will go to scrap if it cannot be utilised elsewhere. 

Please contact Paula Maskill on or call 01472 236688

Pre Market Consultation – HomeFirst Rostering System

Deadline 8th March 2021

Frim North Lincolnshire Council:

Our current Homecare Rostering System is no longer being developed. We would like to test the market to see what systems are available that meet our current and future requirements. Our requirements and technology have changed dramatically since we last completed a procurement.

We would like to see what progress has been made with systems to support short term rehabilitation service as our current system is intended to be used for long term and not short-term services. By sending out the PMC we will be able to assess systems available and the optimum duration of a contract that will be required to meet our needs as listed in this document.

Region(s) of supply: North and North East Lincolnshire

Click here for further information.

National Lottery Community Fund UK Portfolio – Growing Great Ideas Programme

The Growing Great Ideas programme is part of the National Lottery Community Fund’s (NLCF) UK Portfolio, which is where NLCF explores new approaches, experiments with how to do things differently and looks to fund work that is more focused on the future. The Growing Great Ideas programme is focused on supporting transformational and long-term change.

The minimum grant size is £150,000. The minimum length is two years. Funding can be available for up to ten years in some circumstances.

Proposals need to:

  • Be about people, communities and organisations working together to further a mission or purpose that goes beyond anything a single project or organisation can achieve alone.
  • Clearly demonstrate something transformational, alternative and able to challenge the current rules and create the conditions for change.

Click here for the NLCF website.

J.A.C Trust – Climate Change and Displaced People Programme

Deadline 21st March 2021

J.A.C Trust are accepting applications from initiatives that work with refugees, IDPs or returnees and their host communities to respond to the climate crisis. The deadline for applications is 21 March 2021.

Grants of up to £30,000 are available and the funds must be used within 12 months.

All proposals must fulfil all three of the following criteria to be eligible for funding: 

  1. Deliver tangible improvements in the quality of life of the people we work with,
  2. Have a positive impact on the natural environment,
  3. Target one of these groups:
    1. Forcibly displaced people and their host communities, 
    2. Returnees and the communities that host them,
    3. People at acute risk of displacement.

Click here for the J.A.C Trust website.

Simply Connect – promote your organisation

VCSE Alliance, working in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council are launching a new online directory service to support the voluntary and community sector by providing an online platform for organisations and groups of all sizes to promote their activities and services.
Simply Connect will grow to be a significant resource to support the sector and the community, providing publicly searchable information.  Simply Connect is a free service for users and organisations.

If you lead a VCS organisation or group, register by clicking the link here.

If you know of a VCS organisation or group that maybe struggles to get the word out about the great work it does, share this with them!
Even if your usual service activities have been temporarily suspended, it’s still worth making contact.  If you’re providing a benefit to our community in North East Lincolnshire, we want to hear from you.  Email enquiries to or call Adrian on 07394 564500.