Cyber Security Training for Small Charities and Voluntary or Community Groups @ Kings Baptist Church, Cleethorpes
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm – 4:45 pm

– Do you know how to protect your organisation against a cyber-attack?
– Do you even know what a cyber attack looks like?
– Have you thought about the risks to your business if you were hacked, poised or your online presence crashed?
– Did you know that the average cost to a charity of a cyber security breach has been calculated to be around £1030?

VANEL are here to help with a free, half-day training session on 27th February in Cleethorpes.


When: Wed 27th February. Running 1.30pm – 4.45pm. Registration from 1pm.
Where: Kings Baptist Church, Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes

This session is supported directly by NCSC and by the National Association for Voluntary Community Action (NAVCA) and is being delivered in a number of pilot locations around the country. It is likely to be followed with more training courses locally in the months ahead.

This first session is for VANEL Member and Friend organisations only. There is no charge. As places are very limited please make sure you book your place quickly. Only one attendee per organisation please. We do reserve the right to charge for non-attendance*

Booking or more information

If you are interested in booking a place then please contact:

Karl Elliott, Development Manager at VANEL or 01472 361043 or speak to other members of VANEL staff via 01472 231123

Ask for Karl or Shaun if you would like more information before you book.

If you can’t make the session or are not a member then please still do get in touch because we can add you to our “interested in Cyber security” list and we’ll keep you informed about future training or other Cyber support.

Ballboys running 12 hour relay over Humber Bridge to raise money @ Humber Bridge
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Please support the @GI_Sport_UPS as they prepare for their 12 hour relay over the @humberbridge in May to raise money for @ballboyscharity! …

Shout out to @AFBCommunity, @chequeredflags and to @StagecoachEMid for their support! #TesticularCancer #Charity

Eternal Light concert at Grimsby Central Hall by Grimsby Philharmonic @ Grimsby Central Hall
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Grimsby Philharmonic Societys Spring Concert will take place in the wonderful concert hall of the Grimsby Central Hall on May 11th.  The programme gives the people of Grimsby and the surrounding area a chance to hear the beautiful ‘Eternal Light’, by Howard Goodall, a requiem but one offering solace to the grieving as opposed to offering payers of salvation and so also includes some poems in English.  The choir will also sing two of his anthems including ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’, the well known theme tune of ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and two anthems by John Rutter. The choir will be conducted by Susan Hollingworth and accompanied by the Lindsey Chamber Orchestra who will also perform an item of their own choice.
Tickets available from the box office or members of the choir price £15, £12 and £10.


Volunteer Managers Network @ Community Hub, Freshney Place, Grimsby
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm


Wednesday 22nd May 2019 – 9.30am – 12noon

The Community Hub, Freshney Place Shopping Centre, Grimsby DN31 1ED


  1. Welcome and Introductions

2.    Time Well Spent Report– “Ensuring that your volunteer experiences are time well spent based on latest research”

3.   To Pay or not to pay? – When should volunteers pay for any part of their experience?

4.    Volunteer Expenses & HMRC Advice

5.    How aware are you volunteers about Cyber Security?

            Networking break

6. Volunteer Week  – Standing Item-Update

Event Thursday 6th June

What are you doing throughout the week?

  1. Open Forum
  1. Can everyone come prepared with a problem/issue/bugbear/worry related to Volunteering
  2. & a positive volunteering experience to share
  1. Future meeting dates (All meetings 9.30am to 12noon)

31st July – Green Future

We are looking for organisations to host these meetings, can you help?

25th September

27th November


PLEASE NOTE:  Booking essential – please reply to

 by telephone or email by Monday 20th  May 2019 to confirm attendance (for refreshment purposes).



  • Organisations that annually subscribe to the Volunteer Development Service: this meeting is part of your subscription fee.
  • Organisations that do not subscribe to the  Volunteer Development Service: £10 per organization  (up to 2 places per organisation)
  • On receipt of confirmation of attendance your organisation will be invoiced for this meeting.
Mayday Fundraising Gig at Moon on the Water @ Moon on the Water, Cleethorpes
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – Jun 1 @ 5:00 am

This is a special fundraising event at Moon on the Water in Cleethorpes on 31st May.

Flyer below explains it all. Put the date in your diary and come along and support the venue!

Moon on the Water is a social enterprise led community arts, culture and music venue on North Prom in Cleethorpes. It’s a social business so it’s reliant on funding, fundraising, donations and community support. The evening is supported by volunteers and all proceeds help support Moon on the Water.  Come along, have fun and show your support.

On Facebook motwcleethorpes here

Twitter is motwcleethorpes here

Subscribe to their new mailing list to receive e-newsletters and updates starting soon. Subscribe here.

Volunteers Week event from VMN and VANEL @ The Barge, Grimsby
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

On Thursday 6th June, members of the Volunteer Managers Network and our Volunteer Centre will be outside The Barge in Grimsby, along with Hattie the Community Bus, to hold a Volunteer Celebration Event. We’re there from 10am-3pm. If you’re a volunteer, thinking of volunteering, need volunteers or already host them, we’d love to see you during the day. For more information contact Liz at VANEL (, 01472 231123).

You can read the story about this event on our blog here.

Download this poster (as .pdf) here.

Members of the Volunteer Development Service (VDS) along with VANEL staff getting ready for Volunteers Week 2019.

The Volunteer Managers Network has been getting ready for Volunteers Week too.  Look forward to seeing you in Grimsby on the 6th June.

Volunteering Open Day at Green Futures @ Green Futures
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Green Futures Grimsby are inviting people who might be interested in volunteering with them to pop along on Friday 7th June for their open event from 1-3pm.

This is part of Volunteers Week celebrations and is a chance to see Green Futures and meet the team and find out more about volunteering there. Later in the afternoon they will also be having a celebration event with their existing volunteers to say thanks for all their efforts.

Poster below. Contact Green Futures for more info or to let them know you are coming along.

Grimsby in Bloom Litter pick
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Grimsby in Bloom are holding a Litter Pick/River Clean on the June 8th to celebrate the Queens Birthday and World Oceans Day (10:00 – 13:00).

World Oceans Day event
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

on Saturday 8th June join us for a World Oceans Day event at Cleethorpes Discovery Centre from 10am-3pm for litter picks, photographic competition, plastic sculpture workshops, arts and crafts and more. Contact Victoria for more information and more details next week. (, 01472 315437).

Download the poster here.

Small Fakers Live at MOTW @ Moon on the Water, Cleethorpes
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Small Fakers Live at MOTW!

Tickets £10 ADV | £13 OTD, available from MOTW, Solid Entertainments (48 Wellowgate, grimsby) or online at and direct from Richard by calling him on 0780 954 1818.

Closing date round 1 of Crime Reduction Fund
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm

The Crime Reduction Fund (CRF) is open for applications now and the next closing date is

21st June 2019

All the information about the fund and how to apply is here.

Summer Solstice SKA Party at Moon on the Water
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm