Welcome to our Website

Since the nineteen nighties the Forge Community Partnership has been developing projects and activities and accomplishments that include; youth projects, School engagement, Sports development, Arts for Health, Learning Net, Sure Start Local programme, Community House, NEETs Project, Volunteer Coordinator, Activity Coordinator, Work Clubs and Community Buildings including the Rockingham Centre providing essential strategic and practical management. Also assisting in the following regeneration activities; Blackerhill Life Long Learning Centre, Hoyland Town Centre working Group, Tankersley Welfare hall, Elsecar Park, West Bank House

Forge Membership

Forge membership is open to everyone this includes local groups, voluntary organisations, charities, faith groups, Individuals, not for profit organisations and businesses all alike. In fact anyone with an interest in doing good work in the community for the benefit of the community is welcome to be a member.

The Forge Area

A mix of countryside and built up areas with a strong mining heritage. This wintery view of South Barnsley shows part of the Forge area looking out from Ward Green, over the valley that is hiding the M1 Motorway just north of junction 36. It looks out over Shortwood and on up to Upper Hoyland with Birdwell on the right. Look closely at the skyline and you can just make out the landmarks of the Lowe Stands and the spire of St Peters Church.

The Forge Organisation

The Forge Community Partnership is a Private, Limited by guarantee, no share capital, use of 'Limited' exemption, based in Cloughfields Community Centre, Shaftesbury Drive, Hoyland, Barnsley. S74 0HR The Company was formed in 1999. Its Companies House Reg No is 03691518. The company declared SIC number is 94990 meaning Activities of other membership organisations n.e.c.. Forge Community Partnership filed its account information up till 31st March 2013. Its latest annual return information was filed on 4th January 2014. It's been over fifteen years for Forge Community Partnership in this field and it is still striving ahead and is and is the envy of many others.


it is no coincidence that the Forge is called a partnership. Not only is it itself a partnership, but it has always believed in working in partnership with other bodies. Key among these has been the local authority. An open and transparent relationship with Barnsley Council, its officers and members, has enabled the Forge to demonstrate its capabilities and to explore possibilities. A willingness to work with almost any organisation which shares the Forge’s core interest of responding to local community needs has opened the Forge up to areas of work which might otherwise have not been possible.

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