Archive | May, 2015

A different ‘Race For Life’ in Burngreave

20 May

An alternative race for life took place  at Tescos on Saville street, Burngreave. The aim of the event was to compliment the big race taking place at Meadowhall by offering help with bag packing and to raise additional money for a great cause. The event raised over £250.00 and was organised by Tescos staff and their families,with the support of children from Pitsmoors award winning Adventure Playground.

Adam aged 12 said ” I really wanted to help at Tescos as being ill is awful.”

Patrick Meleady playground manager said ” Our community champion Rachel is great and we work together regularly to help people, today was a superb team effort from Tescos staff, children and customers all working for a very worthy cause, the local children really enjoy being active citizens and helping others.”



Burngreave Big Lunch – Saturday 6th June from 1pm

20 May



Want to become a library volunteer? – How Libraries Work info session – 14th May 3.30pm to 5pm – Burngreave

13 May



Energise Shiregreen – Free Activities – Free Food – 16th May 11-2 – Concord Sports Centre

12 May



School for vegetables Open Day – Pizza – Grimesthorpe

12 May


South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s 2015/16 Community Grant Scheme launched

12 May


Date: 11 May 2015 Contact: Samantha Mawson

Commissioner’s 2015/16 Community Grant Scheme Launched

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings is launching his 2015/16 Community Grant Scheme.

He would like to encourage non-profit organisations to bid for funding up to £25,000 to help provide services and support to others in South Yorkshire. Organisations are required to complement the Commissioner’s strategic priorities as set out in his new Police and Crime Plan – Putting Safety First.

There is total funding of £250,000 available and organisations can bid for any amount up to the £25,000 limit.

Dr Billings said: “This grant funding is open to applications from any organisation that can demonstrate they address one of these key priorities. As I have visited people across South Yorkshire, the main priority for them is to feel safe. That is why I have set my three key strategic priorities as: protecting vulnerable people; tackling crime and antisocial behaviour; and enabling fair treatment.

“Since becoming Police and Crime Commissioner, I have had the privilege of seeing where previous grant funding has helped to turn round lives.

Applications are sought from large or small organisations across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

He continued: “This is an excellent opportunity for organisations to bid for additional funding to help them expand, diversify or venture into pastures new to help the people of South Yorkshire. Many individuals across the county are vulnerable and I would like to support any group that wants to help them take back control of their lives.”

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 28 May at 2pm. Application forms and further information can be found on the Commissioner’s website at

For more information please contact:

Samantha Mawson, Communications Officer , Tel: 07833 483511 Email:


Fiona Topliss, Community Engagement & Communications Manager, Tel: 01226 772295 Mobile: 07468 472975

Office of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, 18 Regent Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2HG.



Firth Park Community Allotment – 10th Birthday Family Fun Day – 31st May 11 – 2

12 May