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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

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Edible Grimsby is a free celebration of food and creativity taking over Grimsby’s St James Square on 1 October 2022 #GrowCookShare

The project started in early 2021 connecting people through GROWING and COOKING in North East Lincolnshire. For this we partnered with some brilliant organisations in the area who have been busy growing the ingredients that will become delicious jams, sauces and dishes cooked with locally-grown produce.

These will be SHARED with the community at different community events throughout the summer with a big finale celebration in Grimsby’s Saint James Square that will bring together all the elements of the project.

Community Growing NEL Map

How can you get involved this summer? Join the #CommunityGrowingNEL network by growing some food yourself or with your local community group. Keep us posted of your progress and let’s connect with everyone in the community! What will you make with your harvest?

Opportunities to get involved

Send us photos of your growing and donate some of your tomato harvest to become part of our collective tomato ketchup made in partnership with Green Futures Grimsby and our local award-winning sauce-maker (and DJ!) The Beatroot Collective – you’ll get a free bottle!

Up to a challenge? Grow your own Giant Atlantic Pumpkin by grabbing a FREE seedling from Green Futures Grimsby! Find out more on Instagram

The finale: A free community celebration of food and art on 1 October

Is a great meal complete if you can’t share it with your loved ones? The big finale of this project will be an arts and food celebration bringing everyone together in Grimsby’s St James Square on Saturday 1 October with lots of music, creativity and of course, food! – Everyone is invited to join our epic community picnic and enjoy some of the mouth-watering meals cooked with locally-grown ingredients. In the coming weeks we will be revealing more details about the event so follow our social media to stay up to date!

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Contact us

Email us at or message us on social media.

Project credits

Edible Grimsby is part of Grimsby Creates, a creative development programme to help organisations grow and build new spaces for creative business and events supported by NEL Council and Arts Council

The project partnership includes Emergency Exit Arts, The Culture House, Green Futures Grimsby, and the Community Food Coordinator hosted by Sector Support NEL

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

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 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 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.


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


ConnectNEL is a helpful and friendly signposting service created to help you get in front of the services and activities you need faster.

Our FREE service is available to everyone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, helping you to get advice when you need it most.

Our team is on hand to help you find support, information and guidance with a range of things including weight management, anxiety, debt and employment.

Visit the connectNEL website.

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