12 small grants, totaling £1,420, were approved by the Thurcroft Big Local grants panel on Monday 5th March. Amongst those grants distributed, Thurcroft Welfare Brass Band received £200.00 for assistance with cost of repair of some of their instruments, Hotshots Junior Theatre £200.00 for costumes, props and hall rental, Thurcroft Miners Welfare £200.00 for equipment to help maintain their grounds and Thurcroft Youth Club £180.00 for some room dividers.
This is the tenth 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”. 95 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 (Rotherham Federation). More information is available from Steve Ruffle on 01709 368515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.