Community Group Awards Winners 2018 Announced
Posted: 05 July 2018
Involving People – Sponsored by Mears Group
Gold – Winner is – Kimberworth Park TARA – David and the group are very active within the Kimberworth Park area and have just recently moved premises. The group offers breakfasts 3 days a week and sells bric a brac to raise money for community events. David and the group regularly produce flyers to let the residents know what’s going off in the area/centre.
Silver – Winner is – Friends of Rosehill Park at the Pavilion – Nikki and the newly formed group have been wanting new equipment at Rosehill Park and have been involving local business, residents and funders to help raise the money needed. They may be newly formed however they have worked very hard to attend events and to get the public interest. Well done
Making a Difference – Sponsored by Home Instead
Gold – Winner is – Canklow Rainbow Kids Club – Canklow Rainbow Kids Club was started by a group of residents who wanted something for the local children to do. The group worked tirelessly to get funding and more importantly get the local children and parents to engage. They now run a weekly youth club during school term and have a Fun Day planned for August on Canklow Fields. The group have worked alongside myself and are now running independently – Congratulations
Silver – Winner is – Greenside Residents Association – The group in Greasborough have been running for approximately 15 years and have over 50 members. They hold weekly bingo sessions, theatre trips, days out and social nights. The group meets every Tuesday
Governance – Sponsored by Together Housing
Gold – Winner Is – Friends of Catcliffe – Pete and the group hold regular meetings, involve the local community and host events to bring everyone together. To find out more about the group they have a Facebook page (Friends of Catcliffe) which shows events past and upcoming.
Silver – Winner is – KBUG – Kiveton Bungalow Users Group - "KBUG are based at Viking Way Centre in Kiveton and cover the area of bungalows contained around it. They were formed over ten years ago, and provide residents with a weekly coffee morning, as well as organising trips throughout the year. They regularly hold fund raising events, table top sales, fayres etc. and apply for grants. Their accounts are examined by RotherFed each year. All properties in the TARA receive a monthly newsletter with details of what is happening in the coming month. They have an active committee, and meet monthly, with an AGM every year. "
Communication – Sponsored by Fortem
Gold – The Lings Monday Club – The Lings Monday club was started by residents to combat social isolation and loneliness around the centre based just off Flash Lane in Bramley. The group meet every Monday and do various events for the local community as well as day trips for the group.
Silver – Crafty Ladies. Sheila Dunker Chinnock and the group are based in Swinton and do various crafting activities from pottery to card making. Keep up the good work ladies.
Policies – Sponsored by Rotherham Federation of Communities
Gold – Harley Village Partnership – The group based in Harley hold many events in the local community from meetings to galas and work hard to obtain funding for local projects. They have recently completed a village survey to ask the residents what they want for the area
Silver – Waverley Residents Association – A newly formed group for the New Homes based on the Waverley Estate. The group hold regular meetings and keep residents up to date on local issues. They have their own website and community forum.
Finance – Sponsored by Rotherham Federation of Communities
Rotherfed provide treasurer support, training, and year end accounts preparation to their member organisation for FREE. Please contact us if you feel we can help. Having your accounts prepared by Heera Singh automatically enters you in to the finance award.
Even if you do not have you accounts prepared by Heera, please forward us your accounts to be entered in to the finance award in the future.
Gold – Aston TARA- Due to the excellent record keeping system on excel where they have been clearly able to manage and monitor several funding streams. They have also kept well organised and clear source documents.
Silver – Oaktree’s TARA - Due to the once again excellent book keeping system and once again they have managed to keep well organised source documents. This is particularly tricky when there are lots of transactions, but Elaine has done a very good job.
Kimberworth Park TARA
Involving People - Gold
Friends of Rosehill Park at the Pavilion
Involving People - Silver
Canklow Rainbow Kids Club
Making a Difference - Gold
Greenside Residents Association
Making a Difference - Silver
Friends of Catcliffe
Governance - Gold
KBUG - Kiveton Bungalow Users Group
Governance - Silver
The Lings Monday Club
Communication - Gold
Communication - Silver
Harley Village Partnership
Policies - Gold
Waverley Residents Association
Policies - Silver
Finance - Gold
Finance - Silver