5th Round of Small Grants Awarded

6  small grants totalling £1038  have been agreed for projects that  benefit Thurcroft residents by the Thurcroft Big Local Partnership.  All the projects support one of the three themes in the Thurcroft Big Local Plan- community pride, regeneration or children and young people.

Grants valued at £200 were allocated towards sports and dance sessions for young people, £200 towards a summer playscheme, £100 for one toddler group trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park and £200 for another toddler group trip to Sundown Adventure Park. A children’s social club will receive £150 towards art materials and a laminator and £188 will go to improvements to the Bowling Club.


This is the fifth set of grants allocated by the Thurcroft Big Local Partnership. Tony Simmonds, local resident and a member of the grants panel said “though consisting of small amounts of money , these small grants help community groups and volunteers make a big difference to Thurcroft village life”.

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 grants@thurcroftbiglocal.org.uk.


Name of Group Requested For what
Thurcroft Youth Session £200 Sports and dance sessions
Thurcroft Youth Group £200 Summer playscheme
Thurcroft Toddler Group £100 Yorkshire Wildlife Park Visit
Little Saints Toddler Group £200 Trip to Sundown Adventure Park
Friday Club £150 Art materials and laminator
Thurcroft Bowling Club £188.22 Bowling Club equipment


Facelift to Sandy Lane Allotment Site

Problems with security and vandalism at the site will now be reduced due to the generosity of The Banks Community Fund and Thurcrof tBig Local . Other benefits have been provided by the local Parish Council and the fencing supplier Kingsforth Security Fencing Ltd.

Security fencing has been erected at vulnerable sections of the site perimeter whilst at the same time providing space for an additional garden area to be used by the local school children. The children’s area is to be located just inside the entrance to the site and will provide an immediate view to walkers accessing the adjacent open area to the old pit site which provides scenic country walks.






Thurcroft residents are welcome to apply for allotments by asking for an application form at the Allotment Shed at the Brampton Road allotments. The shop is open on Saturday between 10:00am and 12:00noon. Anyone wishing to use the shop for supply of gardening supplies are also welcome. All new members are required to pay an annual subscription of just £2:00. Applications for allotments on any of our 3 sites will be added to our waiting lists. Forms must be returned to the shed or to a committee member. Applications must be updated every year in order to remain on the list.