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Community Spotlight

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Welcome to Community Spotlight

A ‘one stop shop’ for our communities to share events, groups, clubs and good work being done in our area.

It is a place to ‘shine a light on’ and support the fantastic community groups and organisations out there but is also a home to some great informative content for the groups themselves.

Whether you are someone in NE Lincs looking for something new to do this week or a group seeking advice on who to speak to about funding or even take part in the fabulous NE Lincs Winsby Community Lottery… Community Spotlight is for you.


Winsby Community Lottery

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Winsby Community Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in North East Lincolnshire. You will be able to read all about the local groups and organisations in our communities who are looking for your support and choose exactly who will benefit from your tickets donation. All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit North East Lincolnshire and its residents.

Play the lottery, support a good cause in North East Lincolnshire – it’s that simple!

Follow this link to find out more and play the Winsby Community Lottery


Community Spotlight on…

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What is a Men’s Shed?

Men’s Sheds (or Sheds) are like garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter.

Sheds are whatever the members (or Shedders as we call them) want them to be. Although labelled sheds, they often aren’t sheds at all. They can be empty offices, portable cabin’s, warehouses, garages, and in at least one case, a disused mortuary. Some Sheds have purpose-built workshops, but they rarely start out that way. Many don’t have premises at all in the beginning and instead form a group that meets regularly for the social connection, company, and camaraderie until they can find somewhere to kit out with tools. Many Sheds get involved in community projects too – restoring village features, helping maintain parks and green spaces, and building things for schools, libraries, and individuals in need.

Activities in Sheds vary greatly, but you can usually find woodworking, metalworking, repairing and restoring, electronics, model buildings or even car building in a typical Shed. Sheds typically attract older men, but many have younger members and women too. Whatever the activity, the essence of a Shed is not a building, but the connections and relationships between its members. 

Set up support

With the funding provided by the National Lottery, Humber & Wolds Rural Action (HWRA) can provide set up support for communities to establish a Men’s Shed in their area. Currently we are exploring if there is  a need for a shed in the Brigg and  Humberston localities.

Find out more

To find out more about setting up a shed, joining a shed or for further general information about Men in Sheds please contact Carole Johnson.

Telephone: 07983 479362

Email: carole.johnson@hwrcc.org.uk 

Website: Men in Sheds Humber – Find a shed

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HWRA is funded by the Lottery Community Fund to facilitate the development of Men’s Sheds in Northern Lincolnshire.


Spotlight on Groups, Events & What’s on in NE Lincs

‘In the Spotlight’ will regularly feature local, community focussed groups and organisations. This gives them the opportunity to shout about the great work they do and seek community involvement and support.

The fabulous ‘What’s On’ calendar is where you can pop on and see what events, groups or clubs our local groups and organisations have got going on from things such a craft groups, kids clubs, wellbeing sessions and sports activities. Not only that there might be some great online and virtual activities too.

Show off your wonderful pics of activities, classes and events your club, group or organisation host and deliver within ‘Spotlight on People & Places’.

If you would like to add your groups, activities and events to the calendar, please contact Ross on communityspotlight@nelincs.gov.uk.

Would you like your moment in the Spotlight? Let us know if you:

  • have community events coming up and you wish to add them to our events calendar
  • have amazing pictures from your community events that you would love to showcase on here
  • want to put your group forward to be one of the featured groups on the ‘In the Spotlight’ voxpop video
  • want us to visit your group for a chat to show us who you are and what you do

Please note if you send us any pictures of the public at your events you will need to confirm that you have permission to use these images.

To get in touch about any of this please email Ross on communityspotlight@nelincs.gov.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.


You would like…

For groups and organisations to find links to useful advice, guidance or support organisations. For example guidance on putting on public events locally, links into funding streams or local organisations who can simply offer support and advice to you.

If you are planning any public events, including litter picks, beach cleans, etc. this link is for you. It gives you advice and guidance that is important for any person, group or organisation looking to put on an event in North East Lincolnshire.

Go to our Organising an event page.

Sector Support

Sector Support  offer a range of help and advice on issues like funding, governance, safeguarding and volunteering as well as training courses and events. They can support anyone working in the voluntary and community sector, including social enterprises, from start-ups and small groups to large charities and its all free!

TakePartNEL

TakePartNEL is North East Lincolnshire Councils volunteering group which looks to support local projects, organisations, groups and events through promoting voluntary roles and posts to our collection of local people who have shown in interest in volunteering locally.

Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Alliance

The North East Lincolnshire Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Alliance  was founded by local VCSE organisations to support the growth and sustainability of the VCSE sector in North East Lincolnshire. From supporting organisations in finding volunteers to promoting an ethos of collaborative working, bringing together local communities to effect change as well as sharing information throughout the VCSE network.

VANEL

Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL) develops, promotes, informs and supports the local voluntary, not-for-profit and charitable sector.

Local and national funding support

Funding is so important to you and the work you do. So being able to find the right funding opportunities can make a massive difference.

To see what funding opportunities are available go to the Sector Support and North Bank Forum websites:

If you require advice on funding bids, Sector Support  can help.


Get in touch…

To our local groups and organisations we hope to get a chance to meet and help build strong connections between us all. Thank you so much for all your continued work in our community and please enjoy your time in the Spotlight.

We look forward to hearing and seeing all that you are doing around North East Lincolnshire. If you want to get in touch email Ross on communityspotlight@nelincs.gov.uk.