Posted: 24 August 2017

8 small grants totaling £1043.84 were approved by the Thurcroft Big Local grants panel on Monday 14th August 2017. 

Two groups received funding for cookery sessions – Aughton Early Years Centre for cooking sessions with families and Key Ring for cooking with adult with learning disabilities. Thurcroft Toddler Group received a grant for room rent and Thurcroft Top Club Football Club funding for pitch fees. Other small grants were also released.

This is the ninth 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 plus these 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 email


Name of Group

For what


Thurcroft Toddler Group

Rent for sessions


Aughton Early Years Centre

Cooking sessions for Thurcroft families


Key Ring

Cookery sessions for people with learning disabilities


Thurcroft Church

Event to raise funding for church walls


Thurcroft Infant School

Lego therapy sessions


Rosies Wings

Halloween or Christmas Party


Thurcroft Bowling Club

Grass food and tape measure


Top Club FC

Pitch fees