We have a great team of volunteers here at the Steel Valley Project, some who have been with us for years and others who joined us relatively recently. Earlier this year, Paul French was looking at local volunteering opportunities on a website and found the Steel Valley Project. He'd already seen the work which we'd … Continue reading Volunteering with the Steel Valley Project? “Give it a try!”
If you follow the Steel Valley Project on social media, you'll know that back in June we sadly had 2 of our strimmers stolen whilst working on a countryside management project in Stocksbridge. Unfortunately, although insured, we were unable to claim for the strimmers as they were stolen from one of our worksites rather than … Continue reading Raising funds to replace a stolen strimmer
Our charity bike ride, the Steel Valley Ride, took place on Saturday 14th July 2018. The riders have completed their 31 mile challenge and the event signs have been collected in, so all that remains now is for us to tell you a little more about the day and how much money you helped to … Continue reading Mountain bike event raises funds for local area
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?