CoastNEL is the Coastal Community Team for North East Lincolnshire. Steered by a diverse and strong membership of passionate local people, it is supported by North East Lincolnshire Council. The team strives to make a positive difference to our coastal community aiming to make North East Lincolnshire a desirable destination to work, stay and play – a place to have a career, not just a job, a home, not just a house and a place to thrive and enjoy life.
CoastNEL was awarded £3.8 million of Coastal Communities Funding to help deliver a number of projects in Cleethorpes to enhance key areas, provide new facilities and deliver events in the resort.
Coastal Events Fund
Grants for Events & Activities in Cleethorpes during 2018 and 2019
CoastNEL currently have two grants of up to £1,000 for events and activities to be held in Cleethorpes during 2018 and 2019.
The CoastalCOMMUNITY grant of up to £500 is for community groups to organise events and activities that bring people together to enjoy the benefits of being on the coast. We’re looking for events and activities that enable people to access new experiences that improve their health and wellbeing, or are educational, or they help to protect the environment by improving places and spaces in Cleethorpes.
The CoastalBUSINESS grant of up to £1,000 is available to support groups of businesses to organise and deliver a business initiative that will attract visitors, increase footfall and enhance the resort’s existing events programme. Applicants are expected to provide an additional cash match of at least 10%.
All events and activities funded through this programme must be held in the Cleethorpes area comprising of three wards: Sidney Sussex, Croft Baker and Havestoe. Please refer to Appendix 1 downloadable document (see below) for ward maps showing boundaries.
Download the relevant application form, which gives full guidance, and complete and return as per the instructions on each application form.
Applications for Round 4 of the funding for CoastalBUSINESS and CoastalCOMMUNITY grants must be submitted by midnight 28th February 2019.
Event organisers wishing to use public land will need to complete paperwork regarding health and safety and public liability. Visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/licensing/organising-an-event/ for advice and information .
If you have a question about this funding or CoastNEL, contact us in the Economy & Growth team at North East Lincolnshire Council:
Telephone: Grimsby (01472) 326142
Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme
Exciting changes are happening In Cleethorpes from January 2019 – follow our journey of transformation.
Over the past year £6.7million of external funding has been secured to invest in the resort over the next three years.
Key elements of the project include:
- £3.3million which is earmarked to be spent improving the public realm and introducing public art at key arrival sites, the promenades and in the historic town centre streets. This work will build on the £2.77million Townscape Heritage programme due to start in 2018.
- £332K of funding will be spent on marketing and exciting new events to enhance the current programme and help extend the season into an all-year-round tourist destination.
- Plans to transform a beach-front kiosk into an eye-catching entertainment venue.
- A visitor economy specialist who will deliver business support in the form of coaching, mentoring and advice to businesses on customer service, technology, business planning, diversification and marketing.
To find out more and to keep up to date with changes, visit https://investnel.co.uk/cleethorpesregeneration
The CoastNEL Team
1. Lawrence Brown, VESR Member – Chair
2. Julia Thompson, VESR Member
3. Leonor Pidgen, Cleethorpes Events / Tourism North East Lincolnshire
4. Amanda Austin, Freshney Place Shopping Centre Director
5. Jo Middleton, Grimsby Minster
6. Ann Reavey, Friends of Cleethorpes Heritage
7. Anna Darnell, Seaview Street Traders
8. Vicky Hartung, Grimsby Ice Factory / CultureWorks
9. Mary Vickers, Industrial Chaplain
10. Paula Denton, Our Big Picture / CultureWorks
11. Sally-Ann MacDonald, North Promenade
12. Mark Webb, e-Factor Ltd.
13. Charlotte Bowen, The Culture House / CultureWorks
CCT Co-Ordinator: Helen Thompson
Header photo image credit: Jacob White