Grants available to improve Rotherham communities

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Rotherham Federation of Communities (RotherFed) has an exciting new small grant open to all community and voluntary groups interested in helping improve the appearance of their estates and communities within the town.

The types of project this grant could support include:

Environmental improvement schemes

Educational projects to enable people to take more pride in their environment

Adopting a street or pocket park

Litter picking, grubbing out weeds etc.

The maximum amount each group can receive from this grant is £500.

The aim is to allocate a total of £5,000 in August 2016.

Whatever the type of group and however small the group is – toddler group, allotment, gardening group or TARA –you could apply for this funding.

Steve Ruffle from RotherFed said: “These small environmental projects enable community pride and can be really inspiring.

“Community groups and volunteers are already doing some fantastic projects on their estates be it setting up pocket parks, adopting a street, maintaining flower beds, litter picking and looking after community gardens. This grant will help support and celebrate new activity led by communities.”

The grant has been made possible with the support of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC). The closing date for applications is Friday August 19.

Application forms can be obtained by phoning 01709 368515, by email at info@rotherfed.org or by writing to us at Springwell Gardens Community Centre, Eastwood View, Rotherham S65 1NG.RotherFed is a charitable company strengthening communities.