Community Trust Covid recovery grants April 2021

Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust are delighted to announce the organisations that have been successful in their Covid recovery applications.

These awards are from un-spent money secured for the Covid response and is intended to help charities and groups in Sherburn in Elmet and surrounding villages get up and running again. Read more about the grants and the criteria for award in our news story.

Successful organisations

1st All Saints Sherburn in Elmet Scout Group

Funding to help provide equipment and resources to support the young people and 30 volunteers undertaking activities outside in all weathers.
https://sherburninelmet-scouts.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/sherburnscout

Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire (CAMNY)

Funding to enable regular visits from their Advice Bus which is ‘staffed’ by fully trained volunteers able to offer advice, information, and support to help people overcome the problems they face and build the skills they need. https://citizensadvicehrs.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/CitizensAdviceMidNorthYorkshire/
Phone: 0800 278 7900

Eversley Park Centre

Purchase of Personal Protective Equipment to help this Community Centre reopen safely.
http://www.eversleyparkcentre.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/theeversleyparkcentre
Telephone: 01977 681024

Sherburn & Area Community Minibus Association

Funding to allow a limited number of subsidised hires to encourage individuals and groups to restart activities.
https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charity-details/700352
Email: anne-marie.oldroyd@siect.uk
Telephone: 07410 453584

Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club

Funding to help reopen the Gym safely and to provide free sessions of classes which will target new groups and help improve physical and mental health.
https://sherburngymnastics.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/sherburngc
Telephone: 07866 315157

Sherburn in Elmet Camera Club

Purchase of a Zoom subscription and a webcam to enable Club meetings to continue during lockdown, and to allow those members not confident about attending physical meetings (when they resume), to continue to attend virtually.
https://sherburn-camera-club.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/sherburn.camera.club

Sherburn White Rose Sports Club

Funding to help them prepare and run the initial opening of their outdoor and indoor facilities for 500 plus members.
https://www.sherburnwhiterosefc.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/SWRsportsclub/
Email: sherburnwhiterosefc@hotmail.com

Tadcrafters

To fund venue hire in Sherburn in Elmet for 6 monthly sessions from June to December to allow up to 12 people at a time to get together to reduce social isolation, build confidence to participate in community life, support each other, and make items for worthy causes.
www.tadcrafters.org.uk
https://www.facebook.com/tadcrafters/
Email: tadcrafters@outlook.com

Lockdown anniversary: Sherburn’s response

Today (23 March 2021) marks a year since the first lockdown in the UK; a year which has brought loss and great difficulty for many people.

It has also been a year when residents responded to the challenge. Even before the first lockdown started, residents were asking what they could do to help. That wave of support was essential in the fight against Covid.

Geoff Harrop raises the flag on the church

Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust helped to set up Sherburn Coronavirus Aid Group (SCAG) and on the 21st and 22nd March 2020 volunteers from Sherburn White Rose Football Club leafleted every house in Sherburn in Elmet explaining that support was available.

But that support was only possible if there were enough volunteers who were willing to help. Fortunately Sherburn residents responded.

Mick Hawes is the volunteer manager for SCAG and he said the support offered by volunteers had been essential in the battle against coronavirus – “Without our volunteers we wouldn’t have been able to do anything. They visited people, helped with shopping, prescriptions and other essential supplies and provided information.”

It has been a difficult year, but hopefully we can be cautiously optimistic about emerging from lockdown, and we can certainly be proud of the way our community has responded to this pandemic.

Trustee vacancy

Would you like to make a real impact in your local community? Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust are looking to recruit two volunteer trustees to strengthen our existing team.

Who are we?

We are Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust – a local charity with a big impact. We benefit the communities of Sherburn in Elmet and surrounding villages by:

  1. Providing and developing the Community Library and Information Hub.
  2. Providing and maintaining the Old Girls’ School Community Centre.
  3. Acting as a co-ordinator to develop community projects such as the Sherburn Coronavirus Aid Group, who have helped hundreds of local residents through Covid 19.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit two volunteer trustees to strengthen our existing team.

This means attending monthly trustee meetings, contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation, ensuring we are carrying out our charitable objectives and managing our resources, and supporting our small team of staff and volunteers. Our website can be viewed at sherburninelmetcommunitytrust.co.uk.

You will:

  • Be numerate and computer literate
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be committed to your local community
  • Understand and accept the responsibilities and liabilities of being a trustee
  • Be able to meet the minimum time commitment of 12 trustee meetings per year.

What difference will you make?

We were formed in 2016 and have been successfully managing two important local facilities as well as developing community resilience during Covid 19. You can play a part in continuing that success.

What’s in it for you?

Becoming a trustee is both a rewarding way to help your community and a way to learn fantastic new skills. It’s an invigorating and dynamic role, which puts you at the very heart of a charity and its work, liaising with a team of like-minded people.

Interested?

Please email info@siect.uk with brief details of yourself and we will get in touch.

Community Support Funding March 2021

Offering financial assistance to local volunteer groups who are recovering from the Covid-19 crisis.

During the Covid-19 crisis Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust have been the responsible body overseeing work done by Sherburn Coronavirus Aid Group and Sherburn Community Support Organisation to support our community.

Essential financial support has been provided by North Yorkshire County Council and Selby District Council, but we have been fortunate to receive donations from individuals and firms who recognised the importance of the work which was being done.

With the government setting out a roadmap for the easing of restrictions, we hope that 2021 will mark a strong recovery from this crisis. To help with that recovery we are using the remaining money donated to us to create a fund for community groups and organisations.

Applications for funding are welcome – please email info@siect.uk and we will send you a grant application form. Applications are limited to a maximum of £1000, but we want to help as many groups as possible, so smaller applications are encouraged. All applications must be submitted by 31st March 2021 and you will be notified of the outcome by Friday 16th April.

What expenditure is eligible?

Costs associated with recovering from the Covid-19 crisis. Reasonable items are likely to be:

  • Volunteer expenses (might be mileage, refreshments)
  • Cost of hosting re-opening/re-launch events to get people together again
  • PPE (gloves, sanitisers etc)
  • Cleaning/sanitary equipment/items
  • Administrative/marketing supplies (printing, stamps, stationery etc)
  • Equipment to enable delivery of services (e.g. social distance signage)

This list is not exhaustive, if you feel that you have a great idea and are not sure if it may be eligible for funding, please e-mail info@siect.uk for advice.

What is not eligible?

  • Personal payments or financial assistance of any kind.
  • Payment to businesses working in a voluntary capacity except to cover justifiable expenses (i.e. mileage)

Supporters

Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust are hugely grateful for the wonderful work done by the many residents who volunteered to help during this crisis. Without their help the response would have been much less effective. We are also very grateful to all the individuals who donated to us, there are too many to list, but every one is appreciated.

Donations were also received from local businesses and we are pleased to acknowledge their support: Aldi, Al’s Tyres, ARC Workwear, BPB UK Service Centre, British Gypsum, Child & Co, Co-op, DWB Wealth Management, E-Burn Ltd, Elmet Kitchen, Fair Share Go, Jacksons, Northern Gas Networks, Oddfellows Arms, Rainforest Windows, Rolling Back the Years, Software2, Spar, C & G Starkey, Tesco.

Sherburn’s response to Coronavirus

A video organised by us at Sherburn in Elmet Community Trust and Sherburn Coronavirus Aid Group, funded by Selby District Council, has been produced to showcase the amazing work which has taken place over the last few months. This video shows the vital work that over 100 volunteers put into helping the community during the Covid-19 crisis.

Help for the residents of Sherburn in Elmet during the peak of the crisis included shopping, book loans, delivery of prescriptions, befriending and more. The group were also responisble for errecting the flags and banners around the village to say thank you the the NHS and keyworkers.

Video produced by local company Seven Video Productions.
Promoted by local company Creative Shed Agency.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Library update

We would like to welcome you back to Sherburn & Villages Community Library from Monday 12th April at 09.30 and our normal opening times thereafter.

We will be operating a Covid safe environment and will ask visitors to sanitise their hands and register their presence using the track and trace system upon entry. Visitors are also asked to wear face coverings whilst in the library and observe social distance from others.

During the time the library has been closed we have taken the opportunity to replace the lighting and carpets and alter the layout to give a brighter and fresher environment which we hope you will enjoy. The books available for you to borrow have been enhanced with lots of new ones to choose from.

If you still have books borrowed from the last time we were open please be assured that they will have been automatically renewed until the end of April.

Unfortunately at this time due to Covid restrictions we have to restrict the number of computers available for public use to 3 and if we have high demand use may be restricted to 45 minutes. Also at the moment we cannot offer other services such as assistance with IT problems and access to Council and advice services if that would require face to face support. We will always do our best to help if possible however. Also at this time we cannot offer study space, group activities or use of the toilet.

See our contact page for ways to get in touch and how to find us.

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Last updated: 10/04/2021


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Prize Draw in aid of Old Girls’ School

The Prize Draw is currently suspended. Please call Sarah Kay (Centre Manager) on 07731745057 for any queries.

A monthly prize draw was launched on 1st September 2019 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 for entry into the draw that month and can be purchased from:

  • The Old Girls’ School Community Centre
  • The Little Teapot Tearoom
  • Fields Garden Centre
  • Oddfellows
  • The Wheatsheaf
  • Gingers Hairdressers
  • South Milford British Legion Club

Terms and conditions are shown at the end of this page.

Winners

March 2020 winners

We regret to inform you that due to the current situation, we will NOT be holding the Monthly Prize Draw this month – due on Saturday 28th March.
We would like to offer refunds to anyone who has purchased tickets for the March Draw.
Please call Sarah Kay (Centre Manager) on 07731745057 to arrange a time to collect your refund. Please bring your Draw Ticket with you as proof of purchase.
Any monies not refunded by 31st March will be put into general funds for the running of the Centre.
We hope to resume the Monthly Prize Draw later in the year and we will inform you when tickets are back on sale.
Thank you for your support.

February 2020 winners

First prize £300 – Ann, ticket number 2777
Second Prize £200 – Dan Sutcliffe, ticket number 2245
Third Prize £100 – Mytum & Selby, ticket number 3134

January 2020 winners

There was no draw in January. Any ticket sales during January will be included in February.

December 2019 winners

First prize £300 – Emma Turner, ticket number 4737
Second Prize £200 – Mytum & Selby, ticket number 2481
Third Prize £100 – Mr Sutcliffe, ticket number 3179

November 2019 winners

First Prize £300 – Sandra Lewis, ticket number 4864
Second Prize £200 – Paul Romans, ticket number 1518
Third Prize £100 – Jenny Bennett, ticket number 1124

October 2019 winners

First Prize £300 – Gary Stretton, ticket number 4754
Second Prize £200 – Lian Copeman, ticket number 0672
Third Prize £100 – Mandy Gundhill, ticket number 2969

September 2019 winners

First prize £300 – Mandy Gundhill, ticket number 0866
Second Prize £200 – Andy, ticket number 0156
Third Prize £100 – Anne Gray, ticket number 0777

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.

Welcome to Sherburn in Elmet booklet

‘Welcome to Sherburn in Elmet’ is the official information guide to the village of Sherburn in Elmet. The 36-page booklet contains information on the history of the village, community groups and services, venues, sport and activities, and local businesses. There’s also a helpful map of the village with points of interest and central businesses and services.

Cover of the ‘Welcome to Sherburn in Elmet’ booklet

Every home in Sherburn should have received a copy in early 2019. A supply was also given to house builders ready for residents moving into their new home.

This is only available in paper copy. Further copies are available free of charge from:

  • Sherburn & Villages Community Library (see map)
  • Sherburn in Elmet Parish Council office, inside Eversley Park Centre (see map).