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 have three grants of up to £15,000 for events and activities to be held in Cleethorpes during 2018 and 2019 with a total grant fund of £170,000.

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%.

The CoastalEXPERIENCE grant is open to professional event organisers who can excite the public’s imagination and offer new experiences in Cleethorpes. We’re looking for a range of events that will help us promote the resort as a destination location through events that will attract a mix of audiences including arts, culture, heritage, sports and music. A grant of up to £15,000 is available but must be matched with at least 10% additional funding. Events should be high quality and professionally-run, will attract large numbers of visitors, complement the existing events programme and ideally help us extend the tourism season.


All events and activities funded through this programme must be held in the Cleethorpes area comprising of three wards: Sidney Sussex, Croft Baker and Harvestoe. Please refer to Appendix 1 downloadable document (see below) for ward maps showing boundaries.

To Apply

Download the relevant application form, which gives full guidance, and complete and return as per the instructions on each application form.

Applications for Round 2 of the funding must be submitted by midnight 31st May 2018.

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

Contact Us

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

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

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