Small Grants

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 grants@thurcroftbiglocal.org.uk.

 

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

 

 

Round 8

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.

Group For what Amount
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

Round 6

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

Round 5

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

4th Round

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

hotshots

£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

Round 3

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 awarded

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.

Round 2

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:

youth cricket

£200 for footballs and goalposts for Brampton Dynamos under 13s:

brampton dynamos

£100 towards basketball posts for Youth Work Work:

youth work works

£200 for sports games for the Friday Club:

friday club

£100 for toys and games for rhyme time sessions at the library:

library

£150 for various games for the  Infant School breakfast club:

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:

junior academy

£140 for play stuff for Thurcroft Youth group:

youth club

Other grants awarded included £163 for publicity for Elements Yoga:

elements yoga

£100 to Blackharts Barbers to encourage new business:

backhart

£100 to enable a calligrapher date the pages of a memorial book at St Simons and St Judes Church:

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).

Round 1

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

Tiny Explorers Awarded £187

community halll bowling club

Community Hall Bowling Club Awarded £100

Elements Dance and Yoga

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

KeyRing Awarded £100

Lifeline

Lifeline Awarded £200

rotherham talking newspaper

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

Thurcroft Childrens Centre Awarded £170

thurcroft friday circle

Thurcroft Friday Circle awarded £160

Thurcroft parish church

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

Thurcroft Theatre Group Awarded £120

Thurcroft Toddler Group

Thurcroft Toddler Group awarded £200