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Funding and Grants

Creating opportunities and supporting development & growth in creative careers and business


Development Fund

CreateNEL Development Fund reopens for applications. This funding opportunity is helping fund opportunities that will further your creative or heritage career.  The maximum fund that can be applied for is £3,000 across a range and mix of potential opportunities.

Providing that you are involved in a creative, artistic, cultural or heritage practice (individuals only, not organisations) and either are based in North East Lincolnshire or your work has impacts on or is relevant to North East Lincolnshire, you are welcome to share with us what development opportunities would be of benefit to you and how it would help support and develop your creative practice. 

  • Training courses 
  • Workshops and conferences (going to or organising) 
  • Coaching 
  • Mentoring 
  • Network and meeting development 
  • Go and see visits 
  • Memberships to groups or networks 
  • One-to-one development 
  • Research to develop new ideas and approaches 

Note: joint applications that demonstrate partnerships and collaborations between individuals are very much welcomed.  Organisations may submit this form on behalf of individuals to enable joint applications.  In this instance, the maximum funding is £3,000 per organisation.  You would need to justify the specific benefits of each individual being involved in the learning and can multiply word limits for each response depending on the number of individuals involved.  

Please send all application forms to our email address: createnortheastlincolnshire@nelincs.gov.uk.


Aldgate East Tube Station entrance with heritage dock buildings

Central to the Creativity Strategy is showcasing our area as a film and TV location.    

We will use film to promote our place by documenting activity and utilising existing avenues for showcasing our creativity and heritage.

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