Round 10 Spring 2018
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.
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 email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 2nd March 2018.
Round 9-Summer 2017
8 small grants totaling £1043.84 were approved by the Thurcroft Big Local grants panel on Monday 14th August 2017. Two groups received funding for cookery sessions – Aughton Early Years Centre for cooking sessions with families and Key Ring for cooking with adult with learning disabilities. Thurcroft Toddler Group received a grant for room rent and Thurcroft Top Club Football Club funding for pitch fees. Other small grants were also released.
This is the ninth set of grants allocated 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. 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 life”. 73 plus these small grants have now been distributed in the village.
These grants have been made possible through a Big Lottery Fund investment and managed by Local Trust supported by charitable company Rotherham Federation of Communities Ltd (RotherFed). More information available from Steve Ruffle on 01709 368515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Name of Group||For what||Amount|
|Thurcroft Toddler Group||Rent for sessions||£160|
|Aughton Early Years Centre||Cooking sessions for Thurcroft families||£200|
|Key Ring||Cookery sessions for people with learning disabilities||£200|
|Thurcroft Church||Event to raise funding for church walls||£50|
|Thurcroft Infant School||Lego therapy sessions||£50|
|Rosies Wings||Halloween or Christmas Party||£50|
|Thurcroft Bowling Club||Grass food and tape measure||£133.84|
|Top Club FC||Pitch fees||£200|
Small grants totalling £1510 were approved by the Thurcroft Big Local grants panel on Wednesday 5th April 2017. Groups receiving funding included Thurcroft Infants School for a sublime science project and items for the pond, Thurcroft Miners Welfare for sports and cricket equipment, Thurcroft Church for craft equipment and barbecue food, the Bowling Club for hoses and sprinklers, a contribution toward club clothing to the Cycling Club, part payment towards a Toddler Group bus trip and bean bags and floor lights for the youth club.
|Thurcroft Bowling Club||Hoses and sprinklers||£104.30|
|Thurcroft Infant School||Items for pond||£100|
|Thurcroft Infant School||Sublime science Workshop||£200|
|Jane Oxtoby||Trip to Matlock farm||£150|
|Thurcroft Cycling Club||Cycle clothing||£200|
|Thurcroft Church||BBQ food||£75|
|Youth Work Works||Bean bags and light||£140|
|PCC for the Parish of St Simon and St Jude||Materials for crafts||£150|
|Thurcroft Miners Welfare Institute||Sports Equipment||£200|
|Thurcroft Miners Welfare Institute||Cricket equipment||£191|
4 small grants totalling £780 were approved by the Thurcroft big local grants panel on Monday 7th November 2016. £180 was approved for fertiliser for Thurcroft Bowling Club, £200 to fit a water heater and festive craft supplies to 2nd Rotherham Thurcroft Scout Group, £200 for a Christmas grotto and a contribution towards room rent to Thurcroft Toddler Group and £200 for speakers and entertainment to Thurcroft Friday Circle. Funding for a further two Thurcroft groups was approved pending confirmation of their bank account details.
|Name of Group||Granted||For what|
|Thurcroft Bowling Club||£180||Fertiliser for bowling green to keep green in condition|
|2nd Rotherham Thurcroft Scout Group||£200||Fitting of water heater and festive craft supplies|
|Thurcroft Toddler Group||£200||Christmas grotto with Santa and rent|
|Thurcroft Friday Circle||£200||Speakers and entertainment|
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.
|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|
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.
£200 to Allotment Society
£200 to Bowling Club
£250 to Hotshots
£200 to Rother Vale Community Band
£105 to Thurcroft Theatre Group
£270 to Thurcroft Toddler Group
At least 8 small grants totalling £1587 were presented towards projects that benefit Thurcroft residents at the December Thurcroft Big Local Partnership meeting on Monday 7th December 2015. 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 £200 for speaker and transport costs for Thurcroft Friday Circle, £200 to support Thurcroft Cycling Club’s ‘Keep Thurcroft cycling’ project, £195 for outside play equipment at the Children Early Years project, £200 for Thurcroft Toddler Group to see Santa and £200 for the Fit Kids project at Thurcroft Infant School.
£191 was also approved by a resident panel for training equipment for Ox Martial Arts, £200 to support a new job club organised by One Stop Advice and £200 for a coach trip for families at Christmas organised by Aughton Years.
13 small grants totalling £1903 were allocated towards projects that benefit Thurcroft residents at the June 2015 Thurcroft Big Local Partnership meeting on Monday 1st June.
Grants allocated include £200 for cricket equipment for youth cricket:
£200 for footballs and goalposts for Brampton Dynamos under 13s:
£100 towards basketball posts for Youth Work Work:
£200 for sports games for the Friday Club:
£100 for toys and games for rhyme time sessions at the library:
£150 for various games for the Infant School breakfast club:
£200 to enable a trip for Thurcroft Toddlers group. £100 towards a shed as part of a sensory garden at Thurcroft Junior Academy:
£140 for play stuff for Thurcroft Youth group:
Other grants awarded included £163 for publicity for Elements Yoga:
£100 to Blackharts Barbers to encourage new business:
£100 to enable a calligrapher date the pages of a memorial book at St Simons and St Judes Church:
There were many more applications for these small grants totalling £3353 in all. Some of these were excellent projects which the Partnership were not able to fund in this round.
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).
11 small grants totalling £1837 towards projects that benefit Thurcroft residents were presented at the Thurcroft Big Local AGM and Small Grants Awards Ceremony on Friday 16th January 2015 All the projects support one of the three themes in the Thurcroft Big Local Plan- community pride, regeneration or children and young people. The grants were presented on the evening by Kevin Barron MP.
Tiny Explorers Awarded £187
Community Hall Bowling Club Awarded £100
Elements Dance and Yoga Awarded £200
Grants allocated include £170 to Thurcroft Childrens Centre to enable a farm visit to the Centre, £200 to Thurcroft Toddler Group for families to go out and visit a farm., £200 to Rotherham Talking Newspapers to pay for USB players for the visually impaired., £160 to pay for speakers at Thurcroft Friday Circle meetings and £100 to Thurcroft Community Hall Bowling Club to help refurbish the ‘away’ shelter.
KeyRing Awarded £100
Lifeline Awarded £200
Rotherham Talking Newspapers Awarded £200
A new yoga class run by elements Dance and Yoga has been allocated £200, Tiny Explorers Pre-School £187 towards a story garden project, Thurcroft Parish Church £200 towards the regeneration of the Church Garden, Lifeline £200 towards running a health living course for Thurcroft women and Thurcroft Theatre Group have been offered £120 towards providing music and entertainment in the village.
Thurcroft Childrens Centre Awarded £170
Thurcroft Friday Circle awarded £160
Thurcroft Parish Church Awarded £200
This is the first set of grants allocated by the Thurcroft Big Local Partnership. A second round of small grants will be available to apply for in February 2015. 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
Thurcroft Theatre Group Awarded £120
Thurcroft Toddler Group awarded £200