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Amy Hallett

Tampon Tax Fund application form: 2019-2020 funding round

By | Funding Opportunities | No Comments

Deadline: Sunday 20 January 2019

The Tampon Tax Fund allocates funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.


  • the fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom
  • applications should be for £1 million or more
  • the value of the grant requested must not represent more than 50% of the applicant’s or consortia’s collective annual income
  • applications should focus on 1 of 4 categories: homelessness and rough sleeping, violence against women and girls, music, or the general programme
  • grants may be for 1 or 2 year projects
  • all project activities must be concluded and funds must be spent by 31 March 2021
  • applicants must include a copy of their safeguarding policy, along with a statement that confirms the applicant has effective and appropriate safeguarding procedures that protect employees, beneficiaries or volunteers from harm, and that explains how any concerns and incidents are managed

Application details

  • the deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 20 January 2019
  • applicants should answer all questions on the application form
  • applications received before the closing date will be assessed after the closing date
  • applications received after the closing date will not be assessed
  • available information and guidance relating to this round of funding is contained in the documents above
  • we are not able to respond to requests for support in completing this application as this is a competitive process

HMRC publishes free online guide to help charities claim Gift Aid

By | National News | No Comments

HM Revenue and Customs has published a free step-by-step online guide to help charities complete their Gift Aid donations schedule. The guide tells charities how to claim tax back on eligible donations, use the right software, complete the schedule, and fill in the form.

The Charity Tax Group (CTG) said in a blog that the guide “appears to be quite useful, building on some of the flowcharts that were produced when Charities Online was first introduced”. HMRC has also added a new section to its online guidance on getting the right software to open a schedule spreadsheet. It recommends using either Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice 3.5.

You can access the full article at the Civil Society website here.

Building Based Day Care Services – Re-Opening (November 2018)

By | Tenders | No Comments

Deadline 14th December 2018

This procurement is being undertaken in line with Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Lincolnshire County Council has established an Open Select List, the purpose of which is;

  • to establish consistent contractual arrangements for all externally commissioned building based day services, incorporating a standardised specification and pricing mechanism, and
  • to enable access to responsive services from a variety of providers, that meet the needs of customers and which promote choice for customers across Lincolnshire.

LCC is keen to maintain existing services under the Open Select List and would encourage all existing providers to apply, as well as potential new providers. This contract notice is inviting providers to join the Open Select List.

For more information please visit the EastMids Tender website.

Immingham Forging Forward – update

By | Local News | No Comments

5th November 2018

Dear Committee Member,

We have put in the planning application for the proposed public sculpture on Pelham Way – see artists’ impression above.  The money for the sculpture is part of the Kennedy Way development and cannot be used for any other purpose.

We have, as much as is possible, designed the sculpture to minimise potential for vandalism, and we feel that it will be an icon for the town, especially when Immingham in Bloom have put their floral arrangements in the planters.

Our consultation has given several ideas for the panels on the sculpture.  There is a small display in the Civic Centre which shows some of the ideas, and where people can say which they prefer by putting ‘spots’ on their favourites.  This display will be there for the next few weeks and then we need to design the panels accordingly, so get your voice heard by placing your spots!

An important part of the project is to involve local people, and we will be holding workshops in the near future where you can come and make your mark on the design – dates are 26,27,28 November, then 14,15,16,17 January.  We’d like to join in with existing clubs and activities and people can come and help as much as they like.  Please get in touch to book your place (morning, afternoon or evening).

But meanwhile, if you feel you support this project, you can let the NELC know by writing or emailing them and letting them know – do this as soon as possible

The Planning Application Reference is: DM/0879/18/FUL – you need to quote this in your correspondence.  Email the planning Department at planning@nelincs.gov.uk

or write to:-

North East Lincolnshire Planning,

New Oxford House,

2 George Street, Grimsby,

N E Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

We look forward to meeting you at one of the making workshops

Best wishes

Alex and Pete

Of Xceptional designs



NEL Women’s Aid Ebay Assistant

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Deadline 9th November 2018

Location: Grimsby Town Centre | Type: Part-time | Salary: £7.83

Monday to Friday – 20 hours – Flexible

WOMEN ONLY (exempt under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010)

Due to an increase in demand and to maximise income – Women’s Aid are now looking to recruit an Ebay Assistant within their organisation.

Extensive experience and knowledge in using Ebay & identifying items is essential.

This is a trial project for the charity so the initial offer will be for 6 months only – with a view to extension if successful. As this project has been running successfully for a while it is very important to recruit as soon as possible – an immediate start would be beneficial. The candidate must be a car user.

Main Tasks

  • Research and identify items for sale from our current charity shops / donations
  • Prepare and list descriptions of items ready for sale – creating appealing listings
  • Photograph items; ensuring excellent presentation
  • Pack and post customer parcels

To apply please visit the NEL Women’s Aid website here.

Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

By | Funding Opportunities, Local News | No Comments

Deadline 7th December 2018

Nationwide Building Society was founded to help people into homes of their own and its ambition that everyone should have a place fit to call home stands firm today. The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £500,000 across eight UK regions annually and is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen your local community by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.

Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in your local area. The applications will be reviewed and voted on by a regional Community Board, made up of Nationwide members, colleagues and local housing charities. And it’s more than just money, the funded projects will also get community and volunteering support.

This fund is open to registered UK charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives.

For further information please visit the Nationwide Community website here.

NELC Proposed Public Space Protection Orders

By | Consultations | No Comments

Deadline 28th November 2018

Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation

Residents and businesses are encouraged to take part in a consultation on measures to tackle anti-social behaviour.

In October 2014 the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 was introduced. As part of this legislation comes the introduction of the Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO). This enables Local Authorities to impose prohibitions or requirements to specified areas to enable law abiding citizens to enjoy public areas without being affected by anti-social behaviour.

The aim of the proposed PSPO is to address a number of specific concerns related to vehicle nuisance and anti – social behaviour and will hopefully deter the behaviour and enable Officers from Humberside Police and all Authorised persons to deal more robustly with offenders at the time of occurrence.

The consultation period will be open for 28 days from the 1st November 2018 and gives people the chance to have their say. The council plans to introduce the PSPO to cover Cleethorpes seafront and town centre, Grimsby town centre and the following parks of Peoples Park, Haverstoe Park, Sussex Recreation Ground and Cleethorpes Country Park. A Borough wide PSPO is also being proposed to curb dog fouling and control dogs under certain circumstances.

If a PSPO is introduced, it would mean that the following acts would be prohibited;

  1. Returning to the Town Centre (or other designated area parks) within 24 hours after being requested to leave by an authorised officer due to them behaving in a manner causing or likely to cause harassment, alarm, distress, nuisance or annoyance;
  2. Behaving in a manner that is violent, or threatening, or intimidating, or distressing or annoying;
  3. Whilst under the influence of alcohol or any other substance being a threat or a risk to their own personal safety, or the safety of others;
  4. Using foul or abusive language (directed at or towards a third person);
  5. Playing loud music (likely to cause public annoyance);
  6. Creating excessive noise;
  7. Climbing onto any structure or building other than for a lawful purpose;
  8. Behaving in a manner likely to cause damage or significant risk of damage to property;

Grimsby Town Centre Only

  1. Ride a pedal cycle in such a manner to cause annoyance to the foot passengers on Victoria Street from its junction with George Street up to the underpass of Fredrick ward way and taking in The Bull Ring Lane Footpath from Victoria Street to Bethlehem Street;

Cleethorpes only

  1. Driving or using a vehicle inconsiderately (which is deemed to be anti-social) ;
  2. Sounding a vehicle horn (as to cause public annoyance);
  3. Depositing litter from or in the vicinity of a motor vehicle.

North East Lincolnshire Council value your comments on the proposal and invites you to contribute to the consultation process. If you wish to make comment to the proposed Order you should please do so in writing, stating the reasons by email to saferstronger@nelincs.gov.uk

When considering your response I would be grateful if you could provide, where possible, any evidence you have to support your representations so that we can take this into consideration before making a final decision.

You can also visit the councils consultation page on the website at  https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/consultation-and-surveys/have-your-say/ where there are details of the proposed PSPO.

Details of the decision will be published in the local media and further information will be available on the Council’s website.

If you require any further clarification or information you can call telephone 01472 324981.


Woodland Trust – Free trees for schools and communities

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Woodland Trust are giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities. They want to make sure that everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree.

They have two delivery periods per year, November and March, when the trees are dormant and perfect for planting. They are currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in MARCH 2019.

You can choose your pack(s) from the list below and fill out our application form. If  your application is unsuccessful, you can buy packs in their shop all year round.

  • Hedge
  • Copse
  • Wild Harvest
  • Year Round Colour
  • Working Wood
  • Wildwood
  • Wildlife
  • Urban Trees

For more information please visit the Woodland Trust website here.

CARE Toys for Joy Appeal

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CARE have been running a Christmas you project since 1993. Ensuring all local children receive a gift at Christmas despite their family circumstance. They are now collecting this years new toys and gifts for children aged 0-18 years.

Bring your donations to CARE by 7th December or for large donations call 01472 232310 to arrange collection.

Drop off at: 18 Hainton Avenue, Grimsby, DN32 9BB

loads of hands in the air

Grantham Almshouses Trust Treasurer

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Volunteer Role for Trust Treasurer at Grantham Almshouses Trust. Meet quarterly evening,  meetings January April July and October.

Next AGM in April 2019 which will be an evening meeting

Would need:

  • Good communication skills
  • Qualified Accountancy

Please contact Secretary Karen Oliver on 01472 268890