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Thrive Programme Unltd

The Unltd are providing a programme 6-month intensive support to social ventures addressing ‘Access to Employment’ and wanting to scale up quickly. There’s also an opportunity for these social ventures to access some sort of social investment after the support period if, it’s appropriate to them.

They’re are looking to support 20 social ventures each year and call out for this year is open now until 27/03/18 and the deadline for full applications is 24/04/18 with the Award Support/Programme starting on  01/07/18 for 6 months until 21/12/2018

For more information visit Unltd webpage here.

if you would like Cathryn Chrimes to come and talk about Thrive at any events that you have coming up or talk to you individually about the programme she am happy to come out and see you, please email Cathryn at CathrynChrimes@unltd.org.uk

Introducing HENRY

Everyone wants the best for their children, but it can be hard to know what to do as a parent in the early years. That’s where HENRY comes in. The HENRY programme is free to join and helps you give your child the best possible start in life.

The programme is for parents or carers of children aged 0 to 5 years old. It is free to join.

The HENRY Healthy Families: Right from the Start programme is running locally.

Research shows that the key ingredients to ensuring babies and young children have a healthy start in life are:

  • Parenting confidence
  • Physical activity for little ones
  • What children and families eat
  • Family lifestyle habits
  • Enjoying life as a family

The programme covers these 5 themes across 8 weeks and provides everything you need to help get your little one off to a great start.

Week 1 – Decide what changes you want to make and set your own goals

Week 2 – How to juggle life with young children so you all get what you need

Week 3 – How to respond to children’s needs without giving in to all their demands

Week 4 – Positive mealtime tips for a happy family – reducing mealtime stress for everyone

Week 5 – Ideas for active play to help children learn, develop and stay happy

Week 6 – Food groups, food labels, portion sizes for under 5s, first foods, and snack swaps

Week 7 – Understanding and managing your child’s behaviour for a happier home

Week 8 – Celebrate your success as a parent and plan the future for your family

HENRY programmes are running locally. To find out more, help you decide if you would enjoy it, or to join a programme contact the Hull City Council Healthy Lifestyles Team: healthylifestylesteam@hullcc.gov.uk or (01482) 828901

For more information about HENRY click here

Care4All Feedback survey

Care4All would like your feedback on the way you see them as an organisation, and the services they deliver here in North East Lincolnshire.

It takes less than 5 minutes to answer the questions.

Your feedback will help them to improve their services and plan for the future.

Click here to take part 

Coastal Events Fund (Cleethorpes). Deadline 28th February

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.

Find out how to apply here

Healthwatch Hull consultation on the Stroke/TIA pathway. Deadline 30th March

As part of their work for 2018 the Healthwatch Hull team are undertaking a review of peoples experiences of the Stroke / TIA pathway. This covers the whole stroke pathway from prevention and early identification of risk, in hospital care and discharge, through to rehabilitation and community support.

They are contacting local voluntary and community organisations and groups to arrange outreach sessions to speak to stroke survivors; they will be talking to people in the hospital and visiting residential homes to speak to both staff & residents about stroke services and to provide an opportunity for them to take part in the discussions.

If you would like to take part in these discussion or have a group that you would like us to attend please contact Gail Baines, Delivery Manager on 01482 499033 or e-mail gail@nbforum.org.uk

If you or someone you know has had a stroke or TIA they would like to hear your experience of the pathway.

You can contribute to the survey here

Alternatively, hard copy is available on request.

Changes – a new 8–week course for women (Grimsby)

This is a new 8–week course for women who are looking to make positive changes in their lives

Following many requests Women’s Aid NEL are pleased to offer an 8-week course to help you build your self– esteem and confidence.

Together you will explore your beliefs and your self worth and look at what things hold you back from making positive changes to your future.

To book a place contact Maria on 575757 or email maria@womensaidnel.org

The course takes place on a Monday 12.45 to 2.45pm at the Women’s Centre 36 Brighowgate, Grimsby

If it doesn’t challenge you; it doesn’t change you !!

To be able to take part in the course; You MUST be wanting change & you MUST be committed each week

Create The Tiger Holiday Club (Grimsby)

Age 5 – 16 years

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

12th– 14th of February

Time 10-4

£5 a day

Performing Arts Week- 

Day 1 -Story Telling and Drama

Day 2- Making music and songs

Day 3– Movement, Dance, Rehearsals and Performance

Venue-Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, Nuns Corner, Grimsby

To Book or for more info please contact Sarah  on 07974000864 /info@climb-4-limited.co.uk

IGNITE Half term workshops

Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire’s IGNITE team are hosting a series of free workshops over the February half term break (12th – 16th). Please note that these courses are only free for those aged 16 – 30. Below is a brief overview of the courses being delivered


On Monday 12th February, they have a communication workshop which will introduce individuals to the varying types of communication, where and when they can be used and an additional brief look into the legality of using communication. This is a 2 hour workshop starting at 10:00 and finishing at approx. 12:00pm.

Digital Workshop
Monday 12th afternoon brings around a digital inspiration workshop that aims to inspire individuals to go into Computer Science, Web Development and Coding. The workshop will cover topics such as: what is Coding and why do we need it? And how Computer Science affects our everyday lives from medicines and health through to fashion and sport.

This workshop is delivered in partnership with UK Youth and technology giant Microsoft as part of the Generation Code programme. The workshop starts at 14:00 and should be finishing at approx. 16:00

Event Planning Workshop
Wednesday afternoon, (14th) see’s IGNITE team manager deliver a workshop on Event Organisation. Within this workshop, you will be shown how to successfully plan, manage and deliver an event. From advice on funding to networking through to the legalities and licences you may need, this course is a must for anyone planning an event!
This is a 3 hour workshop, 13:00 – 16:00.

Money Matters

On Thursday, they are delivering Money Matters. This is an all-day course, (9.30 – 16:30) which will see individuals work through four modules. Modules include; “You and Your Money”, “Surviving till Payday”, “Independence Day” and “Your Money Talks”.

During the day, you will look closely at payslips, tax codes, bank statements and budgeting. This is a must for individuals moving out of the family home for the first time whether to enter student accommodation or to venture out on your own or with your partner.

This course is delivered in partnership with UK Youth. (LUNCH NOT PROVIDED).

Refreshments will be provided throughout the workshops.

All courses require prior booking and can be done via email.
For any more details, do not hesitate to get in contact.

Email: Ignite@vanel.org.uk
Call: (01472) 315 437

Home-Start #MumsConnected project

Join Home-Start for a new events series FREE for mums aged under-25

Home-Start is hosting a brand new initiative called #MumsConnected.

These interactive sessions will feature a live broadcast from #techmums guru Sue Black inspiring mums around the country to learn more about technology.

You’ll hear from digital experts, female entrepreneurs and other mums around the country. The parties will be a chance to discover new skills and discuss topics like doing business and finding work online; vlogging and blogging; managing your finances online and keeping your kids safe on the internet.

Where and when?

Wednesdays 10-11am

21st Feb, 28th Feb, 7th March, 14th March, 21st March

At  Centre 88, Saner Street, Hull HU3 2TR

For more information contact Caroline or Kelly at admin@homestarthull.org.uk  or phone 01482 324063