During the first 3 months of 2018, local Tesco shoppers voted for our 'Green Woodland Community Project' project in the Bags of Help Scheme. Thanks to this support, we received a £2K grant from Tesco which helped us to fund some additional activities towards the end of the project. Fast forward to June 2018 and … Continue reading Green Woodland Community Project now completed
If you're an Amazon customer in the UK, you now have the opportunity to nominate the charity of your choice to receive a donation from Amazon of 0.5% of the net purchase price of the eligible products you buy. By logging into your Amazon account via http://www.smile.amazon.co.uk you can then select your charity from the … Continue reading AmazonSmile – a new way to donate as you buy
If you’ve seen any of our previous blog posts or social media, you’ll know that here at the Steel Valley Project, we rely on a regular team of volunteers to carry out the work we do on practical conservation tasks and community events. However, you might have wondered what’s in it for the volunteers themselves … Continue reading Why volunteer with the Steel Valley Project?
As a registered charity, our funding comes from a variety of sources. The main income stream is via contract work and grant applications (either for specific projects or equipment). Our team of regular volunteers are also a key part of day to day operations. However, an additional source of income is through running events, which … Continue reading Mountain bike challenge raises funds for the local environment
Work was recently completed on a £30,000 project to improve the habitat for the willow tit, one of the UK’s most threatened bird species. When the Sheffield Bird Study Group found a local population of the willow tit in the Stocksbridge area, funding was put in place to improve the habitat and help to re-colonise … Continue reading Work completed on the Willow Tit habitat creation project
Back in December 2017, we received the good news that our 'Green Woodland Community Project' application had been shortlisted in the Tesco Bags of Help initiative (see previous post). Tesco customers in local stores then voted for their favourite project and, last month, we were awarded £2k funding. What is the Green Woodland Community Project? … Continue reading New traditional oak handrail created in our Greenwood Craft workshop
The Steel Valley Project has a number of Trustees whose role is to oversee our management and administration. They also ensure that we have a clear strategy and that any work undertaken is in line with our overall vision. One of our longer serving Trustees is Krys Craik who first joined us 25 years ago. … Continue reading What is the role of a Steel Valley Project Trustee?
In the last few weeks, our volunteers have been doing lots of work on the 'Willow Tit Project'. This has been based in Pot House and New Hall woods where we've been improving the environment and creating conditions for the bird to thrive - check this previous post for more information. Our volunteers have also … Continue reading Installing willow tit nest boxes
Here at the Steel Valley Project, we rely heavily on our team of volunteers - from working on practical conservation tasks at local nature sites, right through to involvement in environmental education sessions with local schools and communities. How do I become a volunteer? We advertise for volunteers in a wide variety of places - … Continue reading The first month in the life of a Steel Valley Project volunteer
The Steel Valley Project team have recently been carrying out lots of work in the Sheffield City Council managed woods at Fox Glen near Deepcar. Just before Christmas, we worked on some natural flood management in the woodland, which also helped to create a more suitable habitat for the Willow Tit bird. Building a "leaky dam" … Continue reading Building a leaky dam to help the Willow Tit bird