Sherburn in Elmet 2020 Calendar

What every wall is longing for: a calendar for 2020 with fantastic photographs of Sherburn in Elmet. This could make the perfect present!

Calendars cost £5 each with profits going to support The Old Girls’ School Community Centre. They are available to buy from:

  • Sherburn & Villages Community Library
  • The Little Teapot Tearoom
  • The Old Girls’ School Community Centre
BOTTOM: striking cover image. TOP: back of calendar summarising the photos each month.

For any questions, please email The Old Girls School at info.togs@siect.uk.

Prize Draw in aid of Old Girls’ School

A monthly prize draw was launched on 1st September to raise funds for the Old Girls’ School Community Centre. The prizes are:

Prize Draw is in aid of The Old Girls’ School Community Centre in Sherburn in Elmet.
  • 1st Prize £300
  • 2nd Prize £200
  • 3rd Prize £100

Tickets cost £1 each and can be purchased from:

  • The Old Girls’ School Community Centre
  • The Little Teapot Tearoom
  • Several other venues around Sherburn in Elmet

Winners

Winning tickets will be drawn on the last Saturday of the month and winners will be notified within 28 days. We’ll also publish details here.

September winners
The draw will take place on 28th September. Winners will be published here within 28 days after the draw

Terms & Conditions

Prize Draw Terms and Conditions (PDF document).

The promoter is Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust who are registered under the Gambling Act 2005 with Selby District Council. All profits from the prize draw go to The Old Girls’ School Community Centre, which is operated by Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust, registered charity number 1166770.

Contact

For any questions about the draw, please email sarah.kay@siect.uk or call the Old Girls’ School on 01977 685178.

Raise free donations for us when you shop online

Start your online shopping at easyfundraising, and you could earn a small donation for Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust which we’ll use to keep the Old Girls’ School running. It doesn’t cost you any extra.

How it works

Watch this short video to find out how it works:

Sign up – no cost, no catch

  1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/35UNU8/ and join for free. Choose Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust as your cause.
  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising.org.uk first to find the retailer and start shopping.
  3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will usually give us a small commission – the price you pay is the same!

Thank you!

Thanks for your support. Your small donations will add up and come directly to our bank account. You can see how much we’ve raised at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/sherburncommunitytrust/

Please note there may be other cashback sites that offer more generous rewards at times. Purchases with special discount codes don’t usually generate an easyfundraising donation.

 

Old Girl’s School Autumn Newsletter

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The Friends of the Old Girls’ School are totally delighted to have been awarded a grant from the Big Lotteries Fund. There are two elements to the grant – nearly £100K to refurbish the building and then a revenue grant for 3 years to cover staffing to allow us to run the programmes we have proposed to the BLF. This means we will not just be relying on volunteers to run the Community Centre. There will be paid staff to manage the facility and session workers to help provide the programmes.

So what will there be at the Old Girl’s School Community Centre and Tearoom? Well obviously, a tearoom, which will open out onto our lovely garden which was created with the help of the grant from Tesco Bags of Help. We will have 2 activity rooms which can be used for exercise or activity classes. This is also where we plan to site the Community cinema. This space will also be available to rent out for Children’s parties. There will also be an IT media suite with Wi-Fi and computer access for training or just dropping in and networking. There are two individual rooms which can be booked for meetings or for consultations. We have good car parking at the back and obviously we are just a short distance up Kirkgate from the village centre crossroads.
Our current plan is to start work in early 2018, with a view to opening in late spring/early summer 2018.

National Lottery Funding

Great News!

We are pleased to be able to announce that the Trust has been successful in our bid for National Lottery Funding. We have been awarded a fabulous total of £223,210 of which approximately £95,000 is for the refurbishment of the building and the rest is to support the running cost for the first 3 years.

We have also secured a promise for further funding from Selby District Council for refurbishment and window replacement. So taken together this will allow us to get on with renovating the building and securing it over the coming winter.

 

Grant Success!!

Great news that not only have we been successful with our application for a grant from TESCO Bags of Help but our project was voted by local Tesco customers to receive the highest award of £12,000.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards, 2,421 organisations from Tesco’s 400 regions up and down the UK will receive a share of the Bags of Help fund.

This will enable us to develop and landscape the area to the front of the Old Girl’s School and improve the access.

Update on progress with the Old Girl’s School – Nov 2016

Our Business Plan has been approved by NYCC so we just need to agree the terms for the lease. The building could be ours by early 2017!

We have applied for two grants this month, one for the replacement of the windows and one for equipment for the Community Café. We are hoping to hear on both before Christmas. Fingers crossed.

We need to do lots of fund raising for the Old School and two events are planned this year.

Pamper Night – 25th November 7pm at the Methodist Church

Xmas Boogie Disco – 9th December at Elmet Social Club

Please come and support us.

Progress with the Old Girl’s School – August 16

  • We have a draft lease from NYCC, but this cannot be finalised until our business plan is approved.
  • We have submitted our business plan to NYCC. It will be reviewed by NYCC in September.
  • If all goes according to plan, Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust will take over the building from 1st December.
  • We then have to get the building operational by Spring 17, this will be a community initiative, so we need help from trade people and local people who can help with the refurbishment of the building including plastering, electrics, plumbing and decorating.
  • We are applying for a number of grants to assist with the work as well as having our own fund raising activities. We have been notified that we have been successful in securing our first grant of £5,000.
  • We are also working with Selby District Council to secure funding for a Community Hub for Sherburn. This funding will be used across both buildings.

Timescale for Old Girl’s School Lease

North Yorkshire County Council have proposed the following timescale for granting a lease to the Trust for the Old Girl’s School:

Submission of a business case by the Trust by 22nd August

Notification of acceptance of the business case by 6th September

Transfer of the property by 30th November

Occupation of the property by the Trust from 1st December

The Trustees are committed to do everything possible to achieve this timetable.