BRDT Staff

In 2018, the Trust was fortunate to receive a grant from the Scottish Government – Strengthening Communities Fund; allowing the appointment of two part-time staff.

Gail Morrison – Finance Manager: Gail is an experienced chartered accountant who practised for many years in both private and charitable sectors.

Lorna McCurrach - Development Officer: Lorna came from a planning and development career in local government, housing and NHS.

Alongside trustees and volunteers, Gail and Lorna offer a range of supports to the community, as well as building networks and partnerships with the many active groups and projects in the town.

A key aspect of their work is to further develop the structure and capacity of the Trust in its role as a ‘community anchor organisation’ – a term applied to independent community-led groups which come in all shapes and sizes; urban and rural. The Trust undertake a variety of roles:

  • Supporting community regeneration – working alongside and helping to unite groups with common purposes e.g. progressing the many projects in our Community Action Plan 
  • Helping community groups with funding applications, managing projects and planning developments 
  • Supporting and promoting volunteering 
  • Helping local people to become involved and have a say, strengthening the collective voice and liaising with decision making bodies
  • Providing a focal point for shared interests and concerns e.g. encouraging visitors to the town
  • Fostering connections, collaborative working, exchange of ideas and news between community groups, businesses and public services through the Forum and other public events
  • Improving wider partnership working through active links with Perth and Kinross Council, the Community Planning Partnership and Trusts in neighbouring areas

BRDT STAFF MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOUR GROUP

If you, or your group think we can support your project, or if you have an idea for improving our town, please get in touch through admin@brdt.org.uk or telephone 01250 876 000