Rotherham Children & Young People’s Fund

The Rotherham Children & Young People’s Fund has been launched following the sale of the former ‘Get Sorted Academy of Music’ building on Westgate in Rotherham which was gifted back to the Trust when the charity closed. As the work of Get Sorted focused on supporting young people, the Rotherham Children & Young People’s Fund is available to support activities and services for children and young people up to the age of 25.  

The fund will run for the next 3 years with £25,000 available per year and organisations can apply for between £500 and £2,500. Organisations must be based in Rotherham and delivering their project in one or more of our eligible coalfield communities. The list of eligible wards in Rotherham can be found here.

Your project needs to broadly address one or more of the Trust’s 3 core themes:

  • Employment – Activities which provide skills and/or experience to help create pathways into employment.
  • Skills – Any activities or training which would increase skills and knowledge. Training could provide progression routes to volunteering, further training and/or employment opportunities.
  • Health & Wellbeing – Activities which increase participation and improve health and wellbeing.

We will launch the fund on 1 November 2021 and will be open for applications until all funds are committed. As applications are received, these will be presented for decisions at the next committee meeting. The meeting dates for 2022 are: 

  • 25th January 2022
  • 26th April 2022
  • 19th July 2022
  • 25th October 2022 

Please click the box below to apply. Please have an electronic copy of your signed governing document, latest signed accounts and your most recent bank statement to hand as you will need to submit these with your application. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • If my project is being delivered in Rotherham but my organisation is based outside Rotherham, can I still apply?

    No, all organisations must be based in Rotherham.

  • Can I apply if my organisation is not legally registered/incorporated?

    Yes, provided your organisation has a governing document (e.g. a constitution), a bank account in the name of the organisation and annual accounts.

  • What about geographical eligibility for those organisations where staff are working from home to deliver services?

    State either your organisation’s operating address, organisation’s registered office address as per Companies House/Charity Commission or a new delivery location’s postcode where you are now delivering services from.  Speak to the team if unsure as we need to ensure the majority of our beneficiaries are from former coalfield communities.

  • Can I apply for this fund if I already have another Trust grant?

    Yes, you can provided this does not duplicate your existing funding.

  • Can I apply for capital only?

    No, but you can apply for up to 50% of the grant to help your organisation to make adaptations to premises to ensure the health & safety of the public is catered for, or if you require equipment for the delivery of your project.

  • Can I apply for capital costs to create or maintain a park, pitch or playing surface?

    No, any capital costs must be for equipment or materials which will support the delivery of your project.

  • Can I apply for core costs only?

    Yes, as long as you can demonstrate that it is supporting activities and services in response to the current climate, and it doesn’t duplicate funding received from other sources.

  • Are there any costs you can't fund?

    Please click here for details of the costs we cannot fund.

  • What is the timescale to spend?

    We anticipate an immediate start for grants made. Projects must deliver for a minimum of 2 months up to a maximum of 12 months.

  • Can I deliver my project to school age children during school hours?

    No, all activities or services must be delivered outside of normal school hours such as breakfast clubs, after school clubs or holiday activities.

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