Community Grants

Throughout the project the DVLP has offered grants of between £500 and £2,000 to local community groups and organisations in order to further the aims and objectives of the DVLP.

Since the very first Community Grant was approved in July 2016 we have given over £38,000 to community groups and individuals for projects that have benefitted the Dearne Valley and the people who live there. In total 23 grants have been awarded which in turn have contributed around £43,000 of match funding making a grand total of £81,000 of support to environmental and heritage projects.

We have had the privilege to work with groups who have brought the arts to communities, preserved regimental colours, commemorated a VC hero and mining disasters, brought ancient skills back to life and simply celebrated the Dearne Valley and its proud heritage.

As our project now draws to a close we also have to end the Community Grants scheme.  The last applications have been received and approved.  We would like to thank every individual, community group and organisation who have taken the time to make a difference to the Dearne Valley through our scheme and wish you all further success in the future.