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Big Local is working in partnership with VANEL to offer a range of support services in Cleethorpes

Big Local North Cleethorpes opened their community office at 82 Grimsby Road in April 2019 and are now delivering a range of support services from the building.

Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL) are a charity support organisation based in Grimsby and covering North East Lincolnshire and beyond.  Big Local North Cleethorpes is working in partnership with VANEL for them to deliver a range of their services across the North Cleethorpes area and from 82 Grimsby Road.

There are a number of key services on offer:

Volunteer support – both helping local people get into volunteering and benefit from it and helping local organisations engage with volunteers, offer more opportunities and provide a better volunteering experience.

IT and technology support – we’re able to offer free IT advice, healthchecks and support to local organisations, but an IT Lifestyle service also offers tech support to local people. Services including benefits are increasingly done online, so this service is here to help local people overcome any barriers that the computers and internet cause.

Youth projects – the IGNITE programme from VANEL has been supporting young people to create and run their own social action projects for the past few years. IGNITE is now focusing on North Cleethorpes to support young people with their ideas.

Funding support – VANEL will help local non-profit organisations in North Cleethorpes in their quest to find the right funding pots.

If you or your organisation are interested in accessing any of these services then all the information you need is on these pages.  There are a variety of flyers that you can circulate too.

Some support is offered out in the community, some on organisations own premises, but much of it is also at 82 Grimsby Road.

Start by contacting us or making an appointment.  Use our general contacts here or follow the links to the specific services to find out who you need to contact.

For volunteer support and information go here.

For IT support for your local organisation go here.

If you’re an individual looking for IT support, the details are here.

If you’re aged 16-30 and have an idea for a social action project find out about IGNITE here.

Learn more about 82 Grimsby Road here.

For other support, just get in touch.


Looking for volunteering opportunities in and around Cleethorpes?
Find out more here.

Or are you a North Cleethorpes organisation looking for volunteers or needing support with your volunteer processes?
Find out more here.

IT Lifestyle

Looking for IT support as an individual? Go here.

IT Support

If your North Cleethorpes based organisation needs support, go here for information.


If you’re under 30 years old and want advice and support for a local social action project then please contact IGNITE. More info here.


Supported by Big Local

Big Local North Cleethorpes has provide funding on a month by month basis to VANEL to deliver this service to the community of North Cleethorpes.

The programme started in April 2019 when 82 Grimsby Road opened and is being run as an ongoing programme until at least September 2019.

VANEL provides match to the programme by way of additional support time and resources that are provided from 82 Grimsby Road.