New grant aims to boost communities

A NEW grant has been launched which could help groups tidy up their communities.

Rotherham Federation of Communities (RotherFed) aims to distribute £6,000 worth of grants — each to a maximum of £500 — this December.

The environment grants can be used by community and voluntary groups across the borough on schemes such as environmental improvements, educational projects, adopting a street or pocket park, and litter picking.

The closing date for applications is Friday, November 18. 

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For an application form call 01709 368515, email [email protected] or write to RotherFed at Springwell Gardens Community Centre, Eastwood View, Rotherham S65 1NG.

Steve Ruffle, chief executive officer for 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 flowerbeds, litter licking and looking after community gardens. This grant will help support and celebrate new activity led by communities.”