Posted: 07 May 2017

10 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.   

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.   

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 emai


For what


Thurcroft Bowling Club

Hoses and sprinklers


Thurcroft Infant School

Items for pond


Thurcroft Infant School

Sublime science Workshop


Jane Oxtoby

Trip to Matlock farm


Thurcroft Cycling Club

Cycle clothing


Thurcroft Church

BBQ food


Youth Work Works

Bean bags and light


PCC for the Parish of St Simon and St Jude

Materials for crafts


Thurcroft Miners Welfare Institute

Sports Equipment


Thurcroft Miners Welfare Institute

Cricket equipment