The Community First fund is a government funded initiative that will run for four years, until March 2015. The programme will help communities come together to identify their strengths and local priorities in order to plan for their future and become more resilient.
Silverwood is one of the Wards in Wentworth South that has been identified to receive funding of £33,910 over four years. Community First is a match funded programme, which means that every £1 provided in funding must be marched by a similar amount of in-kind donations (this means donations of cash, services, free products or volunteer time).
The nominated Panel Partner will validate the Community First Panel on the ground and confirm they are using the funds appropriately. The Panel Partner for SIlverwood is Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR).