Are you a COMMUNITY group and close to the wind farm? 

Energy company E.ON has committed to providing grant funding for communities within a 3-mile radius of the wind farm site.

What is the area of benefit?

Broadly, Thorne & Moorends parts of Hatfield, Hatfield Woodhouse, Sandtoft, Fosterhouses, Stainforth, Ealand, Fishlake, Crowle & Belton and other settlements.

The South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation will be administering the fund, check there web-site www.sycf.org.uk and *Download the area map to see if your community group falls within the three mile radius.

The priorities for the fund are: Projects and initiatives that, involve one or more of the following criteria:

  • Capital item(s) with a tangible and lasting benefit, including improvements to community buildings
  • Environmental improvements to the physical, built, social or educational environment of the area, including bio-diversity and habitat conservation
  • Energy conservation and increased use of renewables
  • Other projects that are community based and/or community led with preference and priority given to the following types of activities:

Who can apply?

Locally led and run, and constituted, community or voluntary organisations

Locally led and run registered Charities

Local schools and colleges

www.sycf.org.uk, click on apply, then Doncaster and select Tween Bridge Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund.

Having read this information and established that you meet the eligibility criteria the application form can be accessed using www.sycf.org.uk, click on apply, then Doncaster and select SYCF Small Grant programme and follow the links ‘begin your application by clicking here’  this will provide a link to the on-line application form.

Meeting New HorizonsPlease find below recent announcement from DMBC

The contract to provide infrastructure support to the Third Sector for a period of four plus years will come to a conclusion on 30 September 2016.  Going forward Doncaster Council will be working with partners within the Third Sector to identify and respond to the on-going support needs in a time of change and challenge<

As a consequence of this decision by DMBC it is with regret that Meeting New Horizons CIC have to advise that our services and support to the sector will come to an end on the Friday the 30th September 2016.

Our time during the remaining term of the contract will be limited by annual leave commitments therefore our capacity to accommodate additional meetings or new requirements is negligible, however we will do our best to support you in any way we can.

Our website http://newhorizonsdoncaster.co.uk/ will still be operational as we support other teams within the region however all third sector support information and the third sector map will be removed as of the 30th September.

New Horizons has enjoyed helping to develop the Borough’s Third Sector and pay tribute to the countless volunteers who devote their invaluable time and skills to the benefit of their communities. The team, Beverley and Julie would like to thank everyone for their support and wish you all continued success for the future.

SYWCA LogoA highly successful organisation providing accommodation and support services to vulnerable young women and families is looking for enthusiastic and committed workers to join our existing team in Sheffield

Peile House Project (Sheffield) – Full time, permanent Senior Project Worker

37 hours per week on a rota basis. Salary points 29 – 31 (£24,892 – £26,539)
Are you an experienced Project Worker who is looking to take a step into management? Are you a manager looking for a new challenge?
Then this post could be for you!

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to work closely with the Peile House Project Manager to deliver a quality service both in our 24 hour supported hostel and our Charity Shop, and who can engage hard to reach young women living in a supported living environment. You will be resilient, highly practical and able to form positive relationships with young women. You will be persistent and committed to ensuring that vulnerable young women are able to meet their potential.

Highly motivated and confident, you will play a key role in ensuring that service users receive excellent provision and that staff are well supported.

You will be hard working, conscientious and energetic as this will be a demanding but rewarding role.

For application packs, or to discuss either of the roles further (to include rota patterns etc) please contact Sue Mastrototaro on 0114 2739256 or email susan.mastro@ywcayorkshire.org.uk

Closing date for applications for both roles is: 23rd September 2016 at 5.00pm

Senior Project Worker interviews will take place on: 5th October 2016

Due to the nature of the Peile House Project, the Senior Project Worker post is exempt from the sex discrimination act under exemptions 7 (ii)e and 7(ii)(d), therefore we invite applications from women only for this post.

Beauty Beyond Barriers


Applications for the next round of funding opens on the 19th August where applicants are invited to apply for Grant funding up to £35K. Please click on the map of the UK in the North Regional mapped area to find more specific guidelines for the funding from Richard Topliss, Regional Director.The window to submit applications is from 19 August to 9 September inclusive.


Discretionary Fund

In addition there is the local discretionary fund where applicants can apply for up to £10K. These applications will be sponsored by a member of staff in RBS.

Discretionary Fund criteria

  • We look to fund projects in deprived areas (this includes the whole of Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley & Doncaster)
  • The project must support Employment, Enterprise or Education.

For information, the RBS South Yorkshire Collaboration Board have supported 3 South Yorkshire Based projects in 2015 through the Discretionary Fund Scheme.

Please note that if applicants aren’t successful through the higher valued Skills & Opportunity Funding scheme, they may be eligible for the Discretionary Funding Scheme. In South Yorkshire our local RBS Collaboration board based in Sheffield will be made aware of these applications through the Regional Enterprise Manager.

Training and support update

Early help is simply about identifying children and families who might need some extra help and supporting them to access this through a trusted professional. It’s also about ensuring that the help they receive is the best it can be and well co-ordinated. It is not primarily about safeguarding; but it might be. It’s not social services. Continue reading

The 2016/17 Community Grant Scheme funded by Dr Alan Billings is now open for applications.

Community Groups and local non-profit organisations are invited to apply for funding to support the Commissioner in providing help to victims, vulnerable people and groups established to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

The funding stream will now be open to applications throughout the financial year, with a new approval process in place. Organisations will now be able to find out quickly if they are eligible to apply without the need to submit lengthy forms.

Applications are sought from organisations to bid for funding of up to £5,000.

More information…

Sprotbrough Community Library is currently managed and run by a volunteer committee and community volunteers.

External funding has been secured to employ a Community Library Coordinator this is a temporary position with funding for up to 12 months to assist in improving and developing the services and facilities of the library.

The key requirements of the jobholder are as follows:-

  • Administration skills – to undertake administrative duties within the library and to help to improve the existing systems and processes.
  • Organisational skills – to co-ordinate the weekly rotas for approximately 50 volunteers, currently covering 14 shifts over 6 days.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills – to deal with a wide range of people; to help existing and potential customers to make the best use of the facilities available; to liaise with providers of courses and events.
  • IT skills – to deal with the library’s Open Galaxy system; to use emails, internet access, spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Literacy skills – to help customers to make the best use of all the library facilities that are available
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under own initiative.
  • In addition, the following requirements are desirable:
    • Existing knowledge of library systems.

The hours of work are 15 hours per week, to be worked 3 hours per day, 5 days per week, covering Monday to Saturday on a flexible basis according to the demands of the role, and as directed by the committee.

Salary: Circa £10000,per annum / paid monthly

Holidays: 20 days plus bank holidays (pro rata).

The jobholder will report to the committee.

Job Applications 

The deadline for receiving applications is 1st September 2016.  Applications are to be submitted by email to allan.jones@sprotbroughlibrary.org.uk or by post to Mr R A Jones, Sprotbrough Library, Sprotbrough Road, Doncaster DN5 8BA.

Applicants must state in their cover letter their earliest available date to start work if offered the position. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a group activity session, in Sept, successful candidates selected from this session will be invited to interview week commencing  12th Sept

The successful job applicant will be notified with a job offer no later than Friday 16th Sept.

Get Doncaster Mind to Rio”. Is part of a bigger programme called “Get Set to Go”. This programme is to support 75,000 people with mental health problems to take up sport to help with their mental wellbeing.

To support this programme and to increase awareness of these difficulties we are planning to complete multiple sporting fundraising events to total the number of miles from Doncaster, England to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The total number of miles we need to complete by Saturday 5 August is 5,848 miles which works out 293 miles each day! Our challenge will run from Saturday 16 July and finish on Thursday 4 August 2016. Continue reading