Small Grants Summer 2016

Further small community grants are available to apply for this Summer 2016 from Thurcroft Big Local Partnership. Grants for amounts up to £200 and are available for anyone to apply for, if they have a project that will benefit Thurcroft residents. To be funded, your proposed project needs to support one of the three themes in the Thurcroft Big Local Plan –Community Pride, Regeneration or Children and Young People. Groups or individuals can apply but anyone under 16 will need an adult guarantor to support their project.

Application Form Thurcroft BL Small Grants Summer 2016

These grants have been made possible  through a Big Lottery Fund investment and managed by Local Trust supported by locally trusted charitable company  Rotherham Federation of Communities Ltd (RotherFed). More information available from Steve Ruffle on 01709 368515 or email


4th Round of Small Grants Agreed

6  small grants totalling £1225  were presented to projects that benefit Thurcroft residents at the Thurcroft Big Local Partnership meeting  on  Monday 4th April 2016.  All the projects support one of the three themes in the Thurcroft Big Local Plan- community pride, regeneration or children and young people.

Grants allocated include £250 to Hotshots Junior Theatre for costumes and room hire, £200 to Rother Vale Community Band to purchase sets of music, £270 to Thurcroft Toddler Group for a coach to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, £105 to Thurcroft Theatre Group for boxes to store music, £200 to Thurcroft Allotment Society for garden tools for children and £200 to Thurcroft Bowling Club support further improvements at the bowling club.

allotment society

£200 to Allotment Society

bowling club

£200 to Bowling Club


£250 to Hotshots

rother vale community band

£200 to Rother Vale Community Band

thurcroft theatre group

£105 to Thurcroft Theatre Group

toddler group

£270 to Thurcroft Toddler Group

Thurcroft Big Local Shop to Close

Thurcroft Big Local Partnership has agreed to close the shop at the end of March 2016. The shop has been a great drop in, a place for advice and information sessions and a small community hub at the centre of the village. Many thanks to the small group of  volunteers who have kept it open all this time.

big local shop now open

The Shop Sign Going Up in October 2013

Advice and information sessions will be commissioned in another building in the village and the new sports hub/community pavilion will be up and running later this year.

Commissioning Training

‘Paying someone to do a job you cant do yourself’

The final session of the project commissioning training was held  on Monday 14th March  2016 at St Simon and St Judes Church in Thurcroft  and  was about ‘Evaluations and Ways Forward’ .

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More details about the course and to book places contact Steve on 01709 368515 or by email