Posted: 08 August 2017

The Mayor of Rotherham Cllr Eve Rose presented Community Groups and Tenants and Residents Association(TARA) with awards and cash prizes at the Tenant Conference on  Wednesday 5th July 2017 at New York Stadium. 

Groups applied for 12  awards in total , demonstrating their achievements in 6 quality areas.  Awards were given in governance, communication, involving people, policies, finance and making a difference. They were assessed by an independent panel.  All the groups are  run by and for volunteer community members.

RotherFed would like to thank all the groups for applying and the excellent quality of applications received. Gold awards included a certificate and a £150 cash prize. Silver awards included a certificate and a £50 cash prize.

For Involving People, Shaftesbury Housing Residents Association received a gold award and Bakersfield Court Tenants Association received a silver award.  These awards were  sponsored by Keep Moat.

Bakersfield Court TARA

The Communication Awards were sponsored by Target Housing. Hellaby Community Project received a gold award and  Kiveton Bungalow User Group a silver award. 


Groups that are Making a Difference – Lings Monday Club received a gold award and  A Reason to Like Mondays a silver award. These awards were sponsored by Home Instead.


Lings Monday Club

Reason to Like Mondays

Governance awards were sponsored by South Yorkshire Housing Association . Clarence Howard TARA received a gold  and High Nook TARA a silver award.

Clarence Howard TARA

Managing Finances, Aston TARA received a gold and Oaktrees TARA a silver award. These awards were sponsored by Together Housing.

Aston TARA

On Policies, a Gold Award was presented to Friends of Catcliffe and a Silver Award to York Gardens Centre. These awards were sponsored by Fortem.

Friends of Catcliffe

York Gardens Centre

Gavin Shawcroft Senior Development Officer said  “the Panel were really impressed by the quality of entries for these Awards and the fantastic work some of our community groups are undertaking locally in their areas”.