Launch of a new targeted grant fund for Hull

Connect Well Hull is the new ‘social prescribing’ service for people who live in Hull or are registered with a GP (doctor) in Hull. The service is delivered in partnership by Citizens Advice Hull & East Riding and North Bank Forum. It helps people to access support and guidance on a range of issues, including linking people with community services and advice on money, benefits or housing problems.

The programme was commissioned by NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull City Council. In addition to providing advice and support, the service will help to identify gaps in services across the city.

To help address these gaps, commissioners are making a further investment in health and wellbeing outcomes through a targeted grant fund over the next three years.

The first round will focus on projects, activities and services that help to address the need for early intervention and prevention, particularly those that:

  • Keep people fitter, healthier and independent
  • Encourage self-help for individuals
  • Reduce the pressure on GP practices
  • Reduce visits to accident and emergency departments
  • Delay the need for residential care and hospital admissions
  • Help organisations to work in partnership to deliver bigger and better services.

The deadline for the first round is 9am on Monday the 22nd of January 2018. Grants of between £500 and £40,000 are available. 

Support is available for all organisations who need help in completing the application form or who wish to discuss their ideas – please contact:

Jane Thompson, Grants Officer, Tel: 01482 499030, Email:

For further information, please see the accompanying guidance document below, which contains information about who is eligible to apply

Social Prescribing Grants – General Criteria and Guidance   (pdf)

The application form is here, and support will be available from the 2nd of January.

Applications will be assessed by a panel that includes representatives from NHS Hull CCG and Hull City Council.

Grants from CoastNEL

Deadline 28th February 2018

In a move sure to be welcomed by community and voluntary groups, businesses and visitors alike, CoastNEL has just announced that they are making available a number of grants totalling £170,000 to organisations looking to put on events and activities in the Cleethorpes area.

CoastNEL is the private sector led group responsible for allocating, distributing and spending the £3.8 million awarded to Cleethorpes as part of the Coastal Community Funding Initiative and its chair Lawrence Brown said: “It is well known that we were successful in securing £3.8 million of Government funding and have started our engagement and consultation process in terms of changes to the street scene such as new lighting columns, upgraded footpaths etc.  What might be less well known is that within our bid we had identified a sum of £170,000 of funding to encourage community events in Cleethorpes and also to look at extending the season outside the traditional summer months”.

There are three different types of grant available

  1. Up to £500 for small community groups looking to put on small scale events or activities
  2. Up to £1,000 for businesses to work together to put on public events that will boost trade, increase footfall and enhance the existing events programme, for example, food and drink fairs and artisan markets
  3. Up to £15,000 for professional events providers looking to bring new and imaginative visitor experiences into the resort that will attract more people and ideally extend the tourism season.  These experiences will promote Cleethorpes as a destination location with a variety of arts, cultural, heritage and sporting events.  The grant must include match funding, attract large numbers of visitors and complement the existing events programme.

At this stage it is thought that there will be three rounds of funding windows and the events must be delivered by October 2019.  Applications for the first round must be submitted by 28 February 2018.

Councillor Matt Patrick, North East Lincolnshire Council’s portfolio holder for tourism, said: “This is a great way of encouraging more people to visit Cleethorpes and see the changes that will be happening in and around the resort.  Working with partners such as CoastNEL we have been looking at ways of extending the season and bringing visitors into the resort all year round, this is the first stage in that process.”

Lawrence Brown concluded: “The Government has made it clear that this money can only be used for these types of projects and has to be allocated wisely.  As long as an event complies with the necessary health and safety then we are making it as simple as possible for someone to apply for the funds.”

More information can be obtained here where grant application forms and details of submission dates are also available. 

About CoastNEL and these funds:
CoastNEL is a subgroup of North East Lincolnshire’s Visitor Economy Services and Retail Group (VESR).  Both groups are private sector led and work with the local authority in developing strategy to improve the working and living environment in North East Lincolnshire. For details of the group, visit the web page above.

The funds were awarded in May 2017 as part of round 4 of the Coastal Community Fund administered by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The funds are administered by North East Lincolnshire Council as the accountable body for public funding.

Event organisers wishing to use public land will need to complete paperwork regarding health and safety and public liability. Click here for for advice and information.

For further information contact Lawrence Brown on 01472 267000.

Launch of the Roos Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund 2018

The Fund is open for applications from 1 December 2017 until 12 March 2018.

The decision-making panel, made up of representatives from the area of benefit, will then meet in May 2018

RES, the British independent renewable energy company that developed the nine turbine wind farm, has established a Community Fund to provide £36,000 per year (index linked) to support local community projects during the lifetime of the wind farm.

Applications from charitable and community organisations are now invited for the 2018 fund, which is the fifth year of the funds.

Completed applications to the Fund must demonstrate that their activities will benefit the communities living and working within 5km of Roos Post Office. This area includes the parishes of Burton Pidsea, Rimswell, Halsham and Roos.

Application forms and guidelines can be obtained from East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS).

Please email, telephone 01482 871077 or write to: Roos Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund, ERVAS, Morley’s Cottage, Morley’s Yard, Walkergate, Beverley, HU17 9BY.

Northern Powergrid Community Fund

Deadline 31st January 2018

They will be launching their annual community fund which has an allocation of £50,000 for grants to voluntary and community projects based in the Northern Powergrid operating areas.  Grants are available from £1,000 to £10,000

The aim of the fund is to:

  • Support local energy projects, to get off the ground. Including; energy generation and purchasing
  • Alleviate hardship associated with fuel poverty and promoting innovative energy-related environmental impact, energy efficiency or carbon reduction
  • Educating and informing communities about safety in relation to energy and street works
  • Encouraging interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and related career opportunities
  • Promoting use of the Priority Services Register and additional support, a free service provided by suppliers and network operators to customers in need within communities

Applications will be open from December 2017 and end January 2018.

Click here for details of how to apply in advance of the 31 January 2018 deadline.

Prospective applicants are also encouraged to visit the Community Energy Hub  for useful information about community energy which may help when developing their application. Northern Powergrid will announce which groups have been successful in securing funding in April 2018.

Hull City Council Arts grants

You may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £5000 if you are organising an activity that –

  • is within the Hull city boundary and open to the general public
  • serves an identified interest group
  • increases the range of art opportunities available to local communities
  • supports and celebrates cultural diversity
  • develops local artistic talent
  • promotes innovation and excellence

For more information go to the Council website


Hull Community Safety Partnership Crime Reduction Fund

Voluntary and community groups in Hull are being invited to apply for grants from a new fund that has been launched to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and other community issues.

The Hull Community Grant Fund Scheme has been established by the Hull Community Safety Partnership, thanks to over £100,000 of funding provided by the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.

The scheme, which is being managed by the Hull Community Safety Partnership, will allow voluntary and community groups to submit applications for funding of up to £10,000 for new or existing projects.

Applications for the fund will be assessed on an on-going basis with decisions on awards being made every three months beginning in December 2017.

Click here for more information

The grants process itself is being managed by Hull City Council and if you have any specific queries please e-mail

Humber Graduate Internship Programme

Deadline 6th December 2017

Call to run a project to deliver a Student and Graduate Internship Programme in the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership area.

The programme will support SME’s to increase their skills and productivity levels, driving business growth and development as well as enhancing graduate retention. The proposed activity should support SME businesses across a range of sectors particularly in the LEP area priority sectors, giving greater access to the range of skills that Higher Level Apprentices, Masters students and Post-graduates possess, who can then contribute to help sustain business growth.

Transpennine Express Transform Grants

The current round is now closed, please check back early in 2018

Funding for local community projects

Apply now and make a difference in your local area

TPExpress are working with the Forestry Commission to award £50,000 worth of funding to help initiatives working to make a difference in their local area. It’s all part of their vision to support the communities they  serve and they plan to fund a total of £350,000 worth of projects over the course of a seven-year franchise.

Groups or charities can apply for individual grants of up to £5,000 for projects that make environmental improvements, promote social inclusion and/or tackle youth unemployment.

How to apply

  • The closing date for applications is 31st October 2017. 

For more information click here

The Childcare Business Grant Scheme

Deadline 31st March 2018

This scheme is intended to reimburse you for the costs of setting up your childcare business.  The scheme is only open to newly registered businesses. From 1 May 2017 a newly registered business is one that has been registered with Ofsted or a CMA within the last months.

There are three types of grants available.

  1. A £500 grant for an early years childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises
  2. A £1,000 grant for an early years childminder or childcare provider on domestic premises of children with special educational needs and disability (SEN/D)
  3. A £1,000 grant for a Childminder Agency (CMA).

If you have been registered with Ofsted for longer than 3 months you are not eligible for a grant.

For more information, please visit the website here.

Ofcom – Community Radio Fund

Deadline 5pm Wednesday 8th November 2017

The second round of the Community Radio Fund in 2017-18 is open for applications. The awarding Panel will meet in January 2018 to consider the applications.

Grants can only be made to community radio licensees in the UK, who are broadcasting under a community radio licence (and not to an RSL operator or to an internet-only service, for example). Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Any application submitted in Welsh will be treated no less favourably than an application submitted in English.

What is the Fund for?

The Fund has been established to give grants to help fund the core costs of running Ofcom-licensed community radio stations. These core functions include:

  • management
  • fundraising to support the station (e.g. grants, commercial funding)
  • administration
  • financial management & reporting
  • community outreach
  • volunteer organisation and support Grants will be made as a single lump sum, and are to cover a one-year period only

For more information and online applications please visit the website here.

North Bank Forum for Voluntary Organisations Limited
Goodwin Community College, 63-71 Anlaby Road, Hull, HU3 2LL
Tel: 01482 499030 | E-Mail:
Registered Charity Number 1107013
Disclaimer | Cookie policy