This page shows what Big Local North Cleethorpes is working on right now.
You can also look at the complete list of All our Projects here, completed projects here, and future projects here.
LATEST PROJECTS What projects have recently started or are getting underway
Successfully supporting the Royal Naval Association with a funding bid
The Royal Naval Association in North Cleethorpes needed to apply for funding for improvements to their premises to support their beneficiaries and the community. The BLNC Development Worker has been supporting and guiding them through funding application processes, building their skills, and helping them to successfully draw down £8k+ from Big Lottery Awards for All. This funding has been matched by BLNC and together these funding pots will allow the organisation to complete their project work during 2018.
Read more about the project here.
Funding from BLNC will be put in place in early 2018 once the funding from Awards for All has arrived. Development Worker support continues. Project from Royal Naval Association will run through 2018.
Collaboration with Cleethorpes in Bloom and North Prom businesses to improve the appearance of the area
Local businesses on the North Prom are being worked with and encouraged to purchase planters for the area. Cleethorpes in Bloom has agreed to fill and plant up any planters purchased. BLNC are supporting the businesses with the project and will match fund planters – i.e. for each planter the businesses purchase, BLNC will purchase another.
Read more about the project here.
Funding approved and planters will be purchased during early-mid 2018
Supporting family entertainment events on North Prom during 2018
The Birdhouse Family Festival was a planned event in 2017 that was encouraged to extend activites up into North Cleethorpes through investment and support from BLNC. Once again, for 2018, BLNC will be supporting BirdHouse and Culture House in the preparation of their events in order to increase the impact on people and businesses in North Cleethorpes.
Read about last years Birdhouse event here and watch out for news of this years event.
BLNC has committed to supporting these events in 2018, but no specific investments have yet been planned.
Provision of planters and soil to the Daubny Street Neighbourhood Watch group
The Neighbourhood Watch group needed a small amount of funding to tidy up their local area to increase pride in the appearance from local residents. BLNC approved funding to buy a number of planters and the soil. Planting will then be done by the groups.
Funding approved Jan 2018. Project will take place during early 2018.
Cleethorpes Cycle Hub investment
Cycle Hub CIC is redeveloping the ticket office at Cleethorpes station to turn it into a new Cycle Hub for Cleethorpes – replicating the successful initiative at Grimsby station. This is a ‘new’ project because as of late 2017 the project is finally underway. It has been a long time in the planning and the project will now be underway for quite a time before the development is complete, the Cycle Hub is open, up and running and making a difference to the area.
This is a large project with investment from quite a number of partners. BLNC has been instrumental in the encouragement of the project, supporting the partnership and has invested a significant capital sum into the project. This investment from BLNC helps with the larger amount of match funding being drawn in from the other partners and is a good investment for North Cleethorpes.
Read all about the project here.
Key investment monies released late 2017. Project support will continue during 2018. No further financial investment planned at this time.
ONGOING PROJECTS Active projects here for a while...
Ongoing support for a Youth Group in North Cleethorpes
YMCA Humber have setup a Youth Group which BLNC have been supporting in a variety of ways. BLNC helped purchase a small amount of equipment for the group and helped fund room hire whilst the group became established. The group is well underway and is additionally supported by the BLNC Youth Development Worker (Jasmin). The next steps for the group are to set up a more formal structure and BLNC are helping with the advice and support with this.
Read about the Youth Group here.
Small amount of capital investment in 2017. Revenue investment ongoing into 2018. Additional support and advice continues in 2018.
Continued support for the GTFC funded schools programme
Last year Grimby Town Football Club (GTFC) invested £15k into a programme to support local primary schools. At the time BLNC match supported the programme with a further £15k of investment. That project was a great success (see here). For 2017-18 the programme has been continued by GTFC and BLNC has also continued to support the programme with additional matched funding.
Read about this project here.
Project investment completed for now. Programme ongoing.
Establishing and managing a Young Peoples Fund
For 2018 and in the latest Plan a specific fund has been set aside for supporting youth focused and youth led projects in North Cleethorpes. The project ideas that can draw on this funding must come from local young people themselves. The ways in which the fund comes up with projects, funds them, monitors them and supports them are being planned and established with support from the Youth Development Worker, the BLNC Development Worker and the BLNC panel.
Read more about the Young Peoples Fund here.
The funding for the Young Peoples Fund has been allocated in the latest plan and first payments to projects are expected during 2018.
Employ and support a Youth Development Worker for North Cleethorpes
To support the provision of youth facilities in North Cleethorpes, BLNC have invested in employing a Youth Development Worker on an ongoing basis. Jasmin Flint is the Youth Development Worker.
Read more about our Youth Support project work here.
Funding for the Youth Development Worker role began in 2017 and is ongoing.
Employ a Development Worker for Big Local North Cleethorpes
John Mooney is the Development Worker for BLNC and has been funded from the BLNC budget since the outset of the programme and on an ongoing basis. John reports to the Big Local Committee.
The role of BLNC Development Worker is ongoing.
LONGER TERM PROJECTS These projects are here for the long term...
Investing in premises in order to give BLNC a physical presence in North Cleethorpes
The 2017 plan includes commitment of investment for BLNC to take up a premises within the area. This will enable to new level of connection into the community with more permanent facilities open for greater times. A premises will either be purchased or rented long term and refurbished to a suitable level for use.
The investment is committed in the plan, but the process for locating a premises to buy or rent is ongoing during 2018.
Exploring potential for redevelopment of Sidney Park
BLNC is supporting a process of exploring options for Sidney Park based on feedback from the community, park users and local groups. The potential is for a community building on the Park and what this might mean is being explored. The governance of the Park is also being supported by BLNC to see how this might be improved. Community consultations took place during 2016 to determine what people wanted on the Park.
Investment in a building on the park is part of the 2017 BLNC plan but the process to develop this will be long term.
Potential future arts events and activities in partnership with the businesses along the North Prom
Development of arts, music and culture has been a long term component of the BLNC community plans. There will be future work during 2018 to look at new events to be held in the area, primarily in partnership with local businesses and other groups and partners. The intention is to bring additional match funding or support into the projects from businesses and others, but financial contributions are written into the current Plan to invest in suitable events.
Read more about arts and culture events and activities here.
Keep an eye on our news stories.
Funding has been committed for 2018 investment but not spent as yet.
Cleanup of North Beach
Cleaning up the North Beach has always been part of the BLNC plans since the outset of the programme. Much has been done over the years behind the scenes, seeking land owners, establishing permissions, building partnerships, defining workplans etc. Progress has been slow but this project is ongoing and is likely to be ongoing for the next few years. Physical progress is expected later in 2018 but nothing definite is set in stone.
Continue to learn about the Beach Clean here.
Funding continues to be committed in the BLNC plans.