THREE more projects have received boosts thanks to the Rotherham Advertiser’s Cash For The Community grant scheme.
Run in association with the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings, the project has so far seen more than £15,000 given away to groups working to make Rotherham a better place in which to live.
The good news is we have secured another £10,000 to help projects which aid crime reduction.
The latest wave to benefit include the Canklow Kidz group, which has been granted £901 to pay for craft sessions.
Rotherham Pride has been awarded £1,000 to stage a fanzine workshop, for spray art and to produce LGBT+ awareness goody bags to enhance awareness and education of hate crime.
And the Rotherham East Scout Unit (RESU) in Herringthorpe has been given £1,000 to purchase laptops and a projector to help scouts through their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
The Canklow Kidz group says it will invite police and PCSOs to attend a craft-making session and to hear youngsters talk about issues within their community.
Rotherham Pride, the biggest LGBT+ event in Rotherham, hosts community engagement events throughout the year with the aim of bringing people together and eliminating discrimination and hate crime.
RESU says the technical equipment will help youngsters through their DofE Awards, which encourage them to give back to the community through volunteering.
Advertiser editor Andrew Mosley said: “This money has already helped some incredible projects, which in turn have helped reduce crime in Rotherham, whether that be through deliberate targeting of crime or through providing diversionary activities that give people, particularly youngsters, something to do.
“We want to help others and that is why it is great news that the PCC has provided another £10,000 for the next year.”
Community groups applying for a grant must be non-profit making and their projects need to fit in with the PCC’s priorities of protecting vulnerable people, tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, and treating people fairly.
You can apply by filling out the application form at www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk or by asking for a copy at our town centre office in Howard Street. Terms and conditions are also on our website.