About Brereton Million
Brereton Million is an exciting opportunity for residents in Brereton to use at least £1,000,000 to make a massive and lasting positive difference to our community.
It’s about bringing together all our local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make our area an even better place to live.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands - one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
Our Partnership consists of 8 residents from Brereton who are volunteering to make sure the money is spent to benefit the places which have been voted for by residents.
Meet the team
Sue is Brereton Million's Support Worker.
She was asked to become Brereton Million's Support Worker because of her work within the community. As well as being a Brownie Leader, Sue also is a member of BRACE, helps at Brereton Town Football Club, and helped set up the Brereton Santa Tour with other Brereton residents.
Sue's role originally was to help Brereton Million get the £1million by going out into the community asking residents where they would like to spend the money, and help write the plan which was sent to Big Local.
Once this was passed, the Partnership felt Sue's input was valuable and have continued to employ her to support all the projects; to help coordinate volunteers into finding where there skills are suited best; to help organise events and continue consultations with residents and community groups.
Sue at the Brereton Million Winter Wonderland
A Locally Trusted Organisation is the organisation chosen by your Big Local partnership to administer and account for the distribution of your funding, and/or deliver activities or services on behalf of the Big Local partnership.
As a minimum a locally trusted organisation must be able to:
receive and administer funding on behalf of the Big Local partnership, and in line with the Big Local plan and funding agreement
report on the use of funding to you and to Big Local
provide grant and partnership administration support
have a good working relationship with you and Big Local, and with the Big Local rep
pass our due diligence checks which includes being suitably experienced, constituted and able to keep accurate financial records of how the money is being spent
agree and sign our funding agreement.
Support Staffordshire is the countywide service for voluntary and community organisations in Staffordshire.
Support Staffordshire work with different types of groups and organisations, covering a wide range of interests.
From Voluntary Organisations who focus on environmental preservation, to charities aimed at promoting health and welling, and from social enterprise promoting recycling of bicycles to community groups seeking to decrease social isolation, they are proud to support them on their journey.
Do you want to get involved?
We're always looking for new volunteers to help us make a difference in Brereton. Whether it's suggestions, helping at events or joining the partnership, any help is appreciated and welcomed!