Helping local families through the power of community

Company Information

Bromley Brighter Beginnings is a registered charity providing essential baby, child or household items to local families in financial hardship.

Within the London Borough of Bromley there are large areas of social deprivation, particularly in areas such as Anerley, Penge, Crystal Palace, the Cray Valley, Orpington, Grove Park, Downham and Mottingham.

Bromley Brighter Beginnings was inspired by, and modelled on, a similar project, set up in Staffordshire, to assist parents of young children living in deprived parts of that area. We are passionate about what we do, working in the very heart of the local community.

Our aims are: 

  • to provide new and expectant mums, and parents of older children, who are vulnerable and/or living in poverty, with essential items (such as cots, buggies, clothes, nappies and toiletries) for themselves and their children; 
  • To raise awareness about the level of poverty in the London Borough of Bromley and the impact of this poverty on the lives of children and their parents; 
  • to inform parents about other local sources of support in relation to various issues relevant to parenting in poverty; 
  • to thereby reduce stress, anxiety and depression, which will in turn help the children in these deprived families; and 
  • to facilitate the recycling of baby- and child-related items that the original owners no longer use. 

Bromley Brighter Beginnings envisions a world in which children are not disadvantaged by growing up in poverty, and where their parents and caregivers do not have to struggle to provide them with the most basic items.

Our mission is to relieve the pressure of poverty on families in a practical way by providing them with baby, child and household items. This support demonstrates that they are not alone in their difficulties and aims to foster long term social inclusion. Relieving stress, anxiety
and depression in parents and caregivers has a positive impact on the early experiences of children, gives those children a better start in life and helps families recover more quickly from financial crisis.

Since we started in 2012, we’ve made a difference to thousands of families. 


Current job openings at Bromley Brighter Beginnings

Operations Manager Flexible Working

Salary: The salary for the role is £26,000 – £27,500 FTE (dependent on experience) per annum (gross), pro-rated for 21 hours per week.

Purpose of the Operations Manager role This role is a pivotal one, ensuring the effective and efficient processing of incoming referrals from local professionals, and providing a central point of support and oversight for BBB’s Family Liaison Volunteers (FLVs). The Operations Manager will also have oversight of our Client Support and...
Bromley Brighter Beginnings Bromley, United Kingdom May, 28

Salary: N/A

Purpose of the volunteering role The purpose of this role is to lead on organising and launching new and exciting fundraising and engagement events for the charity. With the support of the Grants and Fundraising Lead, and the wider Communications Team, you will be critical in creating, planning and implementing events, which will raise i...
Bromley Brighter Beginnings Bromley, United Kingdom May, 19