Engaging local residents to help make a real and lasting difference.
Dearne Young Peoples Centre
Dearne Advanced Learning Centre
Goldthorpe Police Station
Goldthorpe Primary School
Goldthorpe – High Street
Big Local at Community Events
Dearne Hall Bolton on Dearne
St Andrews Square Bolton on Dearne
Bolton on Dearne Youth Carnegie Building
Bolton on Dearne War Memorial
Bolton Brickyard Ponds Fishing
In 2013 Local Trust announced Goldthorpe and Bolton on Dearne as one of the 150 communities in the UK to receive £1 million lottery funding from Big Local.
To find out more about what Big Local is all about follow this link http://localtrust.org.uk/get-involved/about-big-local
Extensive public consultation established how people living in Goldthorpe, Highgate & Bolton on Dearne wanted this lottery money to be prioritised and these were written into the Big Local Plan.
Since then the Goldthorpe & Bolton on Dearne Big Local Partnership Board has been helping the local community to deliver those priorities. This has involved funding a wide range of projects and activities by providing money from the £1million lottery award to independent groups or organisations for their trustees or directors to deliver. These projects may be big or small but the common requirement is that they benefit the wider community of Goldthorpe & Bolton on Dearne.
It must be stressed that the funding is not public money, it is entirely the £1million NATIONAL LOTTERY award, which is managed by the Big Local Partnership Board and our Local Trusted Organisation, Barnsley Community Build. All of the work done by the Partnership Board is open and fully accountable and the aim is always to fund projects that benefit the community.
Information about the consultation carried out, the work that Big Local is doing in the area and the Big Local Plan are all available to see.
In addition to gathering feedback and views of local people throughout the year, as part of our annual review process we actively seek to gather the views and feedback of the wider community through an online survey as well as through open plan review meetings to inform and shape our activities.
The Budget spends for Big Local is also available annually at our Plan Review meeting which is an open meeting. We invite anyone who has an interest in helping Big Local to deliver the projects, or has a genuine interest in what Big Local is doing, to attend.