Grants

Rotherfield St Martin

Rotherfield St Martin (RSM) is a pioneering charity that supports and inspires older people to live the lives that they wish to lead, with a particular focus upon combating isolation and loneliness. Their ethos is to inspire a community that cares for one another so that everyone feels valued, included and connected. RSM offer daily clubs, activities and services and are always at the end of the phone and everyone is guaranteed a warm welcome, kindness and support or information. RSM are supported by a team of dynamic volunteers from across the community, who make their vision possible.

For more information and to support the charity with time, love or money please visit: https://www.rotherfieldstmartin.org.uk

Rotherfield & Mark Cross Bonfire Society

Besides lighting up our streets and giving us the best night out at Rotherfield carnival Rotherfield & Mark Cross Bonfire Society is active in our Parish all throughout the year.

From organising an annual Christmas senior citizens lunch and the Christmas carol concert to the Christmas Light switch on and Easter egg hunt for children. The Bonfire Society preserves our history and makes our present day a lot more fun. Visit their website and get involved.

Wealden Citizens Advice

RPC provides a grant to Wealden Citizens Advice, a free independent, confidential and impartial information and advice service to anyone in Wealden. Over the past year they have helped 4,907 people with 18,955 issues. Over the recent years they are increasingly finding that they are providing ongoing support to a number of highly vulnerable Wealden residents who have limited help at home. They have over 100 volunteers who give at least a day a week providing services estimated to be worth £516k per year. If you would like to become a volunteer please visit their website.

Mark Cross Community Centre

The Mark Cross Community Centre is run by a wonderful team of volunteers who secured the funding to renovate part of St Mark’s church into a space for the community to use. The Parish Council paid for wifi to be installed, a fence and most recently, a defibrillator.

It’s the most beautiful space and can accommodate up to 100 people for special events and parties. During the week there is yoga, pilates, a youth club, a book club, Jelly Tots, Film Club (coming soon), Mark Cross WI, Wellbeing Classes (coming soon), martial arts and dance classes for children. To hire the hall please visit their website.

Eridge Village Hall

The Parish Council have supported the development of Eridge Village Hall. A beautiful Victorian hall on the outskirts of our Parish but many residents across our Parish use the facilities. The hall is the hub of the community, providing a fabulous venue for weddings, parties and events, music, choral, dance and fitness classes, clubs and Rotherfield Parish Council meetings. To book up please visit their website.

Samaritans

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Every year they answer more than 5 million calls for help and they give people the core skills to be there for others. They encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection between people that can protect and even save lives.

If you need to talk to someone please call 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org.

Rotherfield Village Pre-School

Rotherfield Village Pre-School is 3 time Ofsted OUTSTANDING!

The Pre-school has been part of our village for the last 60 years. In 2011 they moved into a purpose built premises next to the recreation ground. Their ethos is to ‘make it good, for every child, every day’, and they do this by allowing the children to explore, play and learn as they wish, with supportive, caring and experienced staff always on hand to assist them.

The Parents Of Pre-School or ‘POPS’ have a £3000 annual target to raise to continue the outstanding service. Visit their website here.

SMITH AND FERMOR CHARITIES
Charity number 235516. 

Rotherfield Parish Council is a Trustee of the Smith and Fermor Charities. Read their latest report here.