Our Projects

Below you can find a list of our current charitable projects. 

 

Cooking on a Budget

Our Cooking on a Budget course is a five week program which is delivered on a Friday evening, between 5:30 and 7:30 PM (sometimes this is a daytime course and run in partnership with BMBC central family centre) and is £5 per person. Held mainly at St Georges Church York Street Barnsley. 

This course is a fantastic opportunity to gain a level 2 Food and Hygiene Certificate. 

We offer a free childcare service which is provided by qualified childcare volunteers who have all undergone a DBS check.

We have a lot of interest in this course, so booking is essential in order to avoid disappointment.

Please call 07462662292 to book your place or book on our next cooking course event via the event page. 

Our Cooking on a Budget course started in March 2018 and on average we do 4-5 courses every calendar year.

We have been funded by several funding bodies and organisations.

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Healthy Holidays

During the school holidays, we provide workshops, games, arts and crafts, and other activities on several days across Barnsley school holidays and various times.

You can find the upcoming dates on our events page.

This service is for children primarily on free school meals from the age of 4 to 16 years old. We do have a number of places for children not on free school meals at a cost of £3 per child per session.

 

A meal is provided to all children attending (sometimes the adults too 😉) 

Our 4 to 11 year old sessions require a parent or carer to be present and we ask that all children must be supervised by their dedicated adult at all times.

Our 8 to 16 year old sessions do not require an adult to be present as long as the young person has consent from their parent or carer.

The Healthy Holidays Program is mainly funded and supported by:

  • Department of Education

  • FairShare Yorkshire 

  • BMBC Central Area Team

  • BMBC HAF Team

We look forward to meeting you all at our next activity afternoon!

 

St George's Toddler Group

We are working in partnership with St George's Church to provide a Toddlers Group that meets every Tuesday during term time at 12pm -2pm at the church hall.

There are plenty of fun activities provided such as: play, messy play, sing and rhyme, story telling, arts and crafts and more.

It costs £1 for your first child and 50p per additional child.

Snacks and Refreshments will be provided 

The toddler group is supported by Barnsley Central Family Centre and being funded by Kingstone Ward Alliance. 

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The More the Merrier Multiple Birth Toddler Group

We provide a Toddlers Group for families with Multiple Birth children that meet every Friday at 11.30am - 1.30pm during term time, at the St George's Church hall.

There are plenty of fun activities provided such as: play, messy play, sing and rhyme, story telling, arts and crafts and more.

It costs £1 for your first child and 50p per additional child.

Snacks and Refreshments will be provided 

The toddler group is supported and funded by Kingstone Ward Alliance.

 
 

Foodbank 

We are a foodbank referral agency with Barnsley Foodbank Partnership.

We can refer people who are struggling for a food parcel. If you require a food parcel please fill out the form below and we will try and get back in touch as soon as possible. 

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Hope Listening Service 

This is a listening service which aims to support people by providing a listening ear and referral to other services when necessary. We offer long term support to people who are isolated or who are struggling with their mental health.

 

We are offering support through phone calls, text messages, WhatsApp Calls or Video, Zoom video calls, and Facebook Messenger. 

 

We also have a peer support group.

Our listening service is a confidential service where we can offer you support and refer you to services if required. We also can be just a voice or friendly face if you feel lonely and want to talk to someone.

We have male and female volunteers.

 

If you would like an appointment please book now.

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Carers community Garden Social Club

Our social club meets every Wednesday from 10am until 2pm at the back of the Metrodome (Next to Carpark 4 Gate), Queen Ground, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN.

We are here to provide a space for a much needed break, to meet new and old friends, to have a supportive face and to chat and socialise with others. You can have a cuppa, some food and play bingo.

 

We will also aim to open the social club once a month on a Saturday and to go out on club trips.

 
Job Support 

This is a service that we offer on a one to one basis which aims to help with curriculum vitaes (CV), Cover Letters, Job Searches, Applications, Mock Interviews, and skill identification.

As well as this we are working with the B2W Group (https://b2wgroup.com/) who are running a job support drop in once a month for more in depth support.

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