The Rotherham Digital Inclusion Network is a group of volunteer, partners and agencies working together around the Borough to ensure improved digital inclusion. The network has been facilitating digital inclusion partnership working in Rotherham for 3 years and holds meetings bi-monthly facilitated by Rotherham Federation of Communities. The meetings are attended by volunteers but also some representation from agencies – for instance Age UK Rotherham and RMBC.
At their meeting on 31st August 2017, the Rotherham Federation board agreed to proceed on discussions with RMBC on asset transfer of Springwell Gardens Community Centre.
The Enabling Communities Fund are open for applications with a closing date of 4pm on Friday 20 October 2017 with up to £5000 for each group to apply for.
A new disability network was launched in Rotherham on Thursday 24th August 2017 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.
8 small grants totaling £1043.84 were approved by the Thurcroft Big Local grants panel on Monday 14th August 2017.
The Rotherham Federation Staff Awards were presented at the RMBC Tenant Conference on Wednesday 5th July 2017 at New York Stadium. A lot of nominations were received reflecting some of the excellent work undertaken by Housing Staff at RMBC and housing repairs contractors Mears and Fortem. All the awards were nominated by Rotherham Council tenants and presented by the Mayor, Cllr Eve Rose.