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.

Thank Yous

“Thank you to Big Local for their generous grant. It was well spent at our Good Friday event and we had a fantastic time. We had many positive comments about the activities and the organisation of the day”

Moira Leach – Monday Club

“On behalf of the  Bowling Club I would like to thankyou for the 10% of grant that Banks gave us. Your grant is truly appreciated and goes a long way to supporting our club.”

Ray Barrass – Thurcroft Bowling Club

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.

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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.