Our Mission

RotherFed believes that Rotherham needs strong, local communities to achieve its potential. We support communities in Rotherham Borough to grow and develop, working with them to build their sense of belonging, community pride and spirit.  We work with and through grass roots community groups that are committed to bringing communities together, giving all communities a voice and creating local solutions to local issues.

Our Communities

Over the next five years RotherFed’s work, will help build stronger, more capable communities, which can empower people to speak up and create their own solutions, New community-led groups will develop and our communities will be happier places to live and work. RotherFed and its network will offer strategic stakeholders effective access into communities to identify need and deliver change that works. All community groups and community members will use RotherFed’s network of members to access peer support and learn from each other, becoming more professional and better able to lead community change. In particular, more young, older and isolated people will become involved in community life and communities will work together to create shared solutions to Borough wide problems. 

RotherFed's Strategic Plan 2014-19

Our Work

Within three years RotherFed will be the organisation of choice for decision makers and community groups wanting to grow local communities and address local challenges. We will enhance our reputation for work with social housing tenants by championing their needs, but will also expand to work with all types of geographic residents groups, and groups representing communities of interest. We will actively work with minority ethnic, urban and rural communities and communities experiencing poverty and deprivation.  We will support communities to work together on shared issues, particularly those that reduce disadvantage and increase social inclusion.  Where social cohesion and community engagement is weak we will support communities to grow their voice and identity.  

What Makes Us Special

We know our communities

Our track record of supporting and developing community groups, Tenants and Residents Associations and other community activity means we are known and trusted by the Borough’s communities, have seven years experience of working alongside them and understand the challenges they face.

We have the skills

RotherFed’s skilled staff team and board together have extensive experience of helping communities work. We excel in community development, working with and alongside local people to build community strength, facilitating ways to learn and network with one another to improve the quality of life for all.

We are community owned

RotherFed’s roots are in communities and we are the only community focused infrastructure body in the Borough. We are community-led and owned by our members, local Tenants and Residents Associations, who set our direction and values. In delivering our work we empower, share and link members rather than building large central structures. 

We are here for all communities

Rotherfed celebrates diversity, inclusion and creativity in everything we do. Our services are open to everyone interested   in    growing    communities;    individuals    and community groups serving local geographies, communities of interest, urban and rural area and all types of tenants and residents.

 

Members

RotherFed is a democratic organisation with a strong representative structure. Voting members include Community Led organisations and individuals who support our aims. Associate membership will also be open to supporting partners. For 2017, membership is free.

Individual Membership Form (pdf)

Online form 

Community Led Organisation Membership Form (pdf)

Online form 

Associate Membership Form (pdf)

Members set RotherFed's priorities - the members meet at least twice per year and decide the main issues and priorities that RotherFed works on.  Our members are not liable for any debts of RotherFed. By becoming a member, you guarantee  or promise to pay no more that £1, (that's all) should the company go bust.  RotherFed reserves the right to refuse membership to any group or individual it believes to be ineligible. The decision of the Trustees  will be final.

A Charitable Company

RotherFed  was registered as a charity on 17th September 2014 (charity number 1158600).RotherFed  supports communities in Rotherham Borough to grow and develop, working with them to build their sense of belonging, community pride and spirit. The new charitable company (company number 5913521) work with and through grass roots community groups that are committed to bringing communities together, giving all communities a voice and creating local solutions to local issues.

Articles of Association  

General Leaflet 

Review 2016-17