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Community Spotlight

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 the fantastic community groups and organisations out there, and also a home to some great informative content for the groups themselves.

Explore Community Spotlight

Have a look at the various sections below to get a feel how Community Spotlight could benefit you.

There is a fabulous ‘What’s On’ calendar 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.

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

The ‘You Would Like’ area will be for the groups and organisations themselves to find links to advice, guidance or support organisations which they might find useful. For example guidance on putting on public events locally, links into funding streams or local organisations who can simple offer support and advice to you.

Community Spotlight on…

Community Shop logo

UK’s first social supermarket chain – about more than just food. We build stronger individuals & more confident communities. The Community Shop consists of 3 spaces:

  • Community Store – Has good food at great prices, up to 70% discount on high street brands.
  • Community Hub – Make friends, build confidence, discover and learn.
  • Community Kitchen – Wholesome meals served daily.
  • To become a member, you have to be in receipt of a Means Tested Benefit, such as Universal Credit, Council Tax Reduction, ESA, Income Support, JSA or Housing Benefit.
  • We’re based in Centre 4 on the Nunsthorpe, so if you live in the surrounding area or any other enquiries please drop us an email.
  • You can also be referred in by any of our partner organisations, such as NELC, GP’s, Schools, Support Workers etc. so you do not have to live in the area that we cover.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please email

To learn more about the Community Shop visit their website

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

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…

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.

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