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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

Winsby Community Lottery logo

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…

The Vikings are coming!

VESR (Visitor Economy Services and Retail Group) CIC are partnering with Heritage Lincolnshire to develop an exciting new project with National Lottery Heritage Fund Heritage Starter Fund investment.

The project will offer a broad and varied programme of learning and volunteering opportunities to celebrate Grimsby’s Viking heritage and its importance as a Viking trade centre.

We want to work with local schools, groups, and societies to enable the community to discover their Viking past, learn skills, legends, and history, and find creative ways to express their shared Viking identity.

Activities will include heritage crafts, Viking camps, co-creation of props and costumes for a Viking parade, linking with Scandinavian heritage & music projects and the creation of performance pieces which re-tell the stories of Grim the Viking.

The highlight of the project will be a 3-day celebration event where stories of the past will be told through song, dance, exhibits, demonstrations, talks and hands-on-activities. The event will include a spectacular opening ceremony, living history camp, battle re-enactment, live music and storytelling, street food, heritage craft market, talks, workshops, parade and closing ceremony.

We want to encourage local participation so if you would like to get involved or find out more about the project, please contact natalie.lunt@heritagelincolnshire.org


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.

ConnectNEL

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 communityspotlight@nelincs.gov.uk.