Spring 2018 Small Grants

Community groups can apply for small grants of up to £200 for projects that benefit the residents of Thurcroft.  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.  Applications are open to all but anyone under 16 will need an adult guarantor to support their project.

Thurcroft Big Local Partnership has  worked with  residents and put together a plan for the village to spend £1m over the next ten years to make Thurcroft a “place where people want to bring their children up in the future.” These small grants aim to support smaller projects around the village.  The Partnership would particularly welcome new, interesting and exciting projects that benefit Thurcroft residents.

Application Form Thurcroft BL Small Grants Spring 2018

This is the tenth round of small grants. To apply, all  you need to do is complete a simple form describing your project  and how it will benefit Thurcroft residents. Application forms are available from and can be returned to the Thurcroft Hub, New Orchard Lane, Thurcroft S66 9AE or email your completed form to  grants@thurcroftbiglocal.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 2nd March 2018.

Thankyou Cath

Cath MacCartan stood down as a member of Thurcroft Big Local Partnership at the open meeting on Monday 2nd October 2017. The Partnership would  like to thank Cath for her work and support over the last 4 years, the fantastic contribution she has made to community life in the village and the successful projects she has led on,  the biggest and most successful was the construction of the Thurcroft Sports Hub with which she will remain involved  as a Director of Thurcroft Bottom  Club.

Cath has demonstrated outstanding dedication, commitment and enthusiasm in support of the Partnership and deliver of the Thurcroft Big Local Plan.  She has organised events, supported new community activity and engaged with Local Trust events and training.  More recently she has developed and used her skills to attract additional external funding for projects to develop the Sports Hub.

Opening Thurcroft Hub

Tony Simmonds Chair of the Partnership said “everyone in the Partnership will miss Cath and the massive contribution she made to Thurcroft Big Local. In particular he work and effort to build and develop   the Thurcroft Sports Hub will provide a real legacy for generations to come”

Steve Ruffle from locally Trusted body Rotherham Federation of Communities “its been a real privilege to work with Cath. Cath is a real do-er. She has made stuff happen and taken projects forward. Thurcroft Big Local would not have got as far as it has without her vision and steadfast commitment for the good of Thurcroft”.

Alister Shaw, Local Trust representative said “Cath personifies what Big Local is all about, discovering and tapping in to local talent and passion to make things better for everyone living and working in the area.  Cath’s commitment and dedication to the people of Thurcroft is evident to everyone who has ever had the privilege of talking or working with her.  Cath has contributed and learned so much in her time on the Big Local partnership.  It’s great to know that while she will be moving on from the Big Local partnership she will continue to support and develop the new Thurcroft Hub and remain a great partner to the Big Local process in Thurcroft.”

Thurcroft Gala

There remains some vacancies on the Thurcroft Big Local Partnership for residents wishing to help continue to deliver the Local Plan and make a difference in the village. The positions are unpaid. For more details contact Rachel Cole, Rachel.cole@thurcroftbiglocal.org.uk or contact Rachel by phone on 01709 368515.