Funding boost for community groups

Bids invited for a £2,000 share of a Dearne Valley community fund.

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Press Release

Date: 3rd August 2023

Thousands up for grabs in communit funding boost

Community groups across Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham are being invited to bid for £2,000 in funding to support their work.

Thousands of pounds have been made available from the Renewi Corporate Social Responsibility Fund - developed to support communities around the award-winning waste treatment facility at Manvers.

The company are inviting applications from local organisations that can show how they will use the money to deliver on environmental or community projects in the Dearne Valley.

One winner will be chosen from each of the Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham areas and they will be awarded £2,000 towards their project.

Renewi Community Education Liaison Officer, Abi Reid, said: “We have made a total of £6,000 available and are looking to award the funding to projects that help improve the lives of people in our local communities and are having a positive environmental impact.

“In previous years funding has been given to a wide range of groups including those that helped to reduce food waste, promoted sustainable travel, and helped vulnerable people to access the benefits of being outdoors."

“We would welcome applications from groups that share our commitment to make the best use of precious resources and avoid preventable waste.”

If you would like to bid for one of the three £2,000 grants available you need to:

  • Produce a statement of no more than 200 words describing how your group or project would use the funding to deliver an environmental or community based scheme.
  • Include the name of your group/organisation and where it is based, a contact name, telephone number and email address.
  • Email your entry to
  • The closing date for entries is Monday 21st August 2023.

For further information please contact Abi Reid on 07814 302297 or

Published: 4th August 2023