Archive | March, 2014

People’s Millions is open for applications

21 Mar

The Big Lottery Fund and ITV have launched the People’s Millions public voting competition for 2014. This year organisations can apply for up to £50,000 for projects that help communities to enjoy as well as transform their local environment.  The competition is open now until 13 May, entry forms are available from or 0845 0 10 11 12.

People will get the chance to vote for those projects they want to see funded in the region, when they are screened on the ITV regional news between 25 and 27 November.  In your region 4 projects will win an award following the public vote run by ITV television, with a fifth award going to the runner up that receives the most votes.

Last year across the four nights of voting, each area received over 27,000 votes.

Projects can include:

  • Projects to make the local environment cleaner, safer or greener
  • Improving the local natural environment
  • Improving the design, appearance or accessibility of local amenities
  • Providing opportunities or facilities for enjoying the local environment or local amenities

Santander Foundation – Grant Programmes

21 Mar

Here is some information about grant programmes available through the Santander Foundation.

The Santander Foundation has two grants programmes to help disadvantaged people in the UK: We are keen to help communities in flood affected areas of the UK, specifically projects helping areas to get back on their feet during the recovery phase.

Community Plus provides grants of up to £5,000. The scheme is open to small local UK charities or local projects of national charities with funding available to cover salaries, equipment or materials.  For details please click on this link.

Click on the Spotlight section to find answers to regularly asked questions about our Community Plus scheme.

Central Fund offers grants of up to £10,000. The scheme is open to charities and Credit Unions anywhere in the UK for projects related to education, training or financial capability. For details please click on this link.

You are welcome to apply to both grants programmes, but a grant from one programme will prevent you from getting a grant from the other.

If you require a more accessible version of this site, please click Text Version at the bottom of the page.

The best way to contact us if you have a question is by e-mail to

Ecclesall Ward Public Meeting 20th March 2014

10 Mar

You are invited by your local Councillors to an open

Ecclesall Ward Public Meeting

Bents Green Methodist Church

Thursday 20th March 2014
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Ringinglow Road, Sheffield. S11 7PU


A Representative from First South Yorkshire

Including a discussion about Concessionary Passes

A Representative from Sheffield City Council Parking Enforcement

Including a discussion about the Cul-de-sac Schools Project

Poster South West – Ecclesall March 20th 2014