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.