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Community Group projects that have been supported by BLNC investments
Working with Community Groups

The purpose of BLNC is to support and grow community led projects and initiatives rather than to start and run them itself.  So most projects we support are run by community groups and organisations or groups of local people with support from BLNC.

Support can of course be financial investment, by may often be development support, volunteering support or simply encouragement.

Go here to browse theme specific projects or browse below for a range of our projects.



Projects on this page:

A van for CARE
Womens’ Aid
Cycle Hub CIC
Moon on the Water
Neighbourhood Watch

A new van for CARE

CARE (Christian Action Resource Enterprise) run a valuable community service, but their van was beyond use. BLNC have supported CARE on sourcing and leasing a new van so that they can continue to support people in the North Cleethorpes community.

Find out about the project to replace CARE’s van here

Cycle Hub CIC

Cycle Hub CIC has run the Grimsby Station based Cycle Hub for several years and has joined a large partnership of organisations started on the process of redeveloping the out of use ticket office building at Cleethorpes Railway Station.  BLNC has been supportive of the project and has invested capital funds into the redevelopment. Another example of working closely with the needs of a local social enterprise.

Read all about the Cleethorpes Cycle Hub redevelopment.

Cleethorpes Railway Station ticket office as of March 2018 before conversion to a Cycle Hub
Moon on the Water

Moon on the Water is an arts, music, culture and community building and venue, but it’s also a social enterprise.  BLNC has been supporting Moon on the Water as a social impact project from the moment the founders started looking for a building.  BLNC has invested financially in both the building and equipment but also in supporting the organisation itself.

Read everything about Moon on the Water here

Royal Naval Association

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 about the work at the Royal Naval Association here

Womens’ Aid

BLNC has supported North East Lincolnshire Women’s Aid to employ a trainer and assessor to work with victims of domestic abuse in the Big Local area providing skills in retailing based in the organisation’s three charity shops. The investment is part of a support strategy which offers abuse victims and survivors skills and practical experience as a possible route into employment and economic self-sufficiency, but also to provide emotional support and restore confidence and self-belief in a safe environment

Read about how Womens’ Aid was supported


Neighbourhood Watch Groups

BLNC works closely with the Neighbourhood Watch groups in the North Cleethorpes area to see how financial or developmental support can be provided.

More about our Neighbourwatch Group support here