North East Lincolnshire Heritage Network: developing capacity for the sector

Heritage Lincolnshire is working in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Council to build a strong, diverse and vibrant heritage network for the region.  Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the first meeting took place in April 2021 and now has a membership of over 60 participants from a wide variety of heritage, arts and other cultural backgrounds.  Meetings take place on a bimonthly basis and will continue with Heritage Lincolnshire’s involvement until Spring 2023.

If you would like to join please email

Alongside helping to develop and support a wide-ranging agenda for the network, Heritage Lincolnshire is also working with the council on helping to manage Heritage Starter grant for new heritage projects and ideas that need a little more support to develop. Launched in August 2021, the scheme is open to applications until September 2022.

Project ideas are reviewed by a panel (who are from the local area and/or members of the network) once a month, with a deadline for submission the last Wednesday of each month. The first deadline submission is Wednesday 29th September 2021. A Heritage Starter application form can be downloaded from this page alongside a fictitious example of a completed form to help applicants.

Anyone with a project idea about North East Lincolnshire heritage is encouraged to put forward their suggestion; you do not have to be part of the network (although we ask that you work collaboratively with another partner). If you would like to submit an idea and receive some feedback on applying for funding, you can do so by completing our NEL Heritage Project Idea Form below:

NEL Heritage Project Idea Form 2021

GDPR Statement

We will only use your data to support the development of heritage project ideas as part of the work carried out for the NEL Heritage Network. We will not share your personal data with anyone else unless you agree to; however, your project idea may be shared with members of the network and other interested organisations to support further development. Your data will be safely stored for the duration of the NEL NLHF programme (March 2023) and deleted when no longer needed. You can request your details are removed at any time by emailing

Please click on the links below to download your application form; the fictional example may assist you in the completion of it.

Fictional Example

NEL Heritage Starter Fund Grant Form