RCC Village Hall and Community Building Webinar

Dealing with Covid-19

We will also be keeping our Covid-19 area on our website updated, which you can see here http://www.ruralcc.org.uk/covid-19/

Kevin Butcher Executive Director T:  01455856311 E:  kbutcher@ruralcc.org.uk RCC ,  Unit S09, The Atkins, Lower Bond St ,  Hinckley ,  LE10 1QU Facebook Twitter RCC is a trading name of the Rural Community Council (Leicestershire & Rutland)  |  Registered Charity number 1077645  |  Company Registered in England and Wales number 3665974  |  Registered office: Unit S09, The Atkins, Lower Bond St, Hinckley, LE10 1QU, United Kingdom.

Community Foundation Coronavirus Support Fund

Community Foundation Coronavirus Support Fund

In light of the news yesterday of a return to lockdown following a spike in Coronavirus cases in Leicester we wanted to make you aware that our Coronavirus Support Fund is still open and accepting applications

We are keen to support charitable organisations within Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland who are continuing to support our most vulnerable groups at this time!

You can apply for up to £10,000 if you are helping:

  • Older people (over the age of 70) not otherwise supported
  • Vulnerable people with medical conditions, including mental health difficulties.
  • People who are isolated and lack a support network
  • People with low or insecure incomes e.g. having to claim universal credit or use food banks
  • People facing domestic violence
  • People facing other emergency needs not met by other organisations.

We are aware that some groups are getting ready to begin some face to face contact and we understand how challenging this maybe and are aware that you may need additional resources, staffing hours, volunteer on costs, PPE etc. to enable you to do this.

Please visit our website for more detail and to apply


Whilst we cannot guarantee funding, we are keen to keep you updated on our open funding streams  

Kind regards

Louise Cotton

Grants Officer

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation.

 Mob : 07496 179376
Email: Louise.cotton@llrcommunityfoundation.org.uk

 We have set up the Leicestershire and Rutland Coronavirus Support Fund, for local charities and voluntary groups helping people and communities worst hit by the pandemic. You can donate or apply on our website: http://www.llrcommunityfoundation.org.uk

Thornton Church open again – for private prayer

The good news is that St Peter’s Church will be open on Sundays between 10 am and 12 noon from 5th July but only for  Private Prayer.  Come for 5 minutes, two hours or anything in between.   You can arrive at any time between 10 and 12.

A time for reflection, peace, prayer or just stillness.  Whatever, or whoever is on your mind, be still before God.

The church has been thoroughly cleaned and all our procedures have been approved by the Area Dean.  Social distancing will be in place, and hand sanitizer must  be used to ensure everyone’s safety.   There will always be two of us supervising, and available to answer questions.

Showing your respects to a former mayor – Jeff Chantrell

Jeff Chantrell, who was a local councillor and a former Mayor in the area, very sadly passed away on 15th June. His funeral is on Monday 6th July at Loughborough Crematorium at 11 am.
The hearse will be leaving from Highfields in Thornton, travelling along Main Street and then out along Markfield Lane. If local people would like to pay their respects, you might like to do so by lining the roadside (keeping socially distanced…) as the hearse passes by. The suggested time is about 10.20 am.

Pop up library at Thornton Community Centre Car Park

Every Wednesday 2 until 4 pm

Books, DVDs, games to borrow.  A  chat is optional.

All have been in quarantine for at least 5 days.

Drive through,  walk through or come for a chat.

The use of Hand Sanitizer which will be available is compulsory before and after browsing.

Social distancing in operation.

Take up to three books, DVDs and games.

Return if you are able once you have finished with them.

 We are happy to receive small quantities of books DVDs and Games that are in a good condition.

Manned by Delia and Shirley

 A First Response initiative.

Thornton Open Gardens 2020

It is midsummer’s day today and we are pleased to bring you the fifteen minute video of Thornton Open Gardens 2020. Thanks to all who took part and have shared their gardens for your enjoyment.