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. They’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. They’re looking for a range of events that will help 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 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 Havestoe.