Thurcroft Big Local Grants

by | 1 May 2017 | Community facility, Rotherham

10 small grants totaling £1,510 were approved by the Thurcroft Big Local grants panel on Wednesday 5th April. 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.

This is the eighth 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 small grants have now been distributed in the village.

The ninth round of small grants has just been opened and anyone can apply for a 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 £1 million 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.

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 by 5.00pm on Friday 5th August 2017. Application forms can be downloaded from the Big Local website at

  • 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