YOU may not think it's difficult to decide how best to spend a £1m lottery windfall.
But after Rastrick was awarded £1m from the Big Lottery Fund, a team of residents have dedicated their time sure all of the town benefits.
And yesterday the organising team behind Rastrick's Big Local win met people in Dewsbury Moor who 18 months ago had a similar windfall.
Jason Middleton, chair of the Rastrick committe, said they came away from the meeting with plans to get the community and local businesses involved too.
Jason, a member of Rastrick Cricket Club, siad "This isn't about how we want to spend £1m, it's about how the people of Rastrick want to spend £1m.
"To do that we need volunteers and to get people and businesses involved.
"This meeting has been about meeting the people and the management who are a lot further down the line than us, listening and asking questions and learning from them.
"The one problem they've experienced is letting people know they're doing. So we'd be looking at quick wins, from sponsoring a sports strip to putting up hanging baskets or giving a community room a lick of paint.
"But we all agree we want more from it - we want to be still writing cheques for community groups in ten years time and for it to be lasting.
"To do that we need the involvement of the wider community - we want to match fund this £1m and one way is, for example, provide the paint for a church hall but they provide the labour, that way this money is getting the community involved in improving Rastrick."
The area was awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund earlier this year and over the next ten years a trust will consult with residents to decide where to dedicate resources.
The money can be spent on anything from new community facilities to starting training and employment schemes, tackling anti-social behaviour or providing activities for kids.
Rastrick resident Adrian Hartshorn said it will make a big difference: "For the last five or six years I've been looking at ways to get some money for this and that, things like protecting the buses, and people all said "yes that's a great idea, but we've got no money".
"Well now we've got some money - there is money at the end of the Rastrick rainbow and we can go ahead in confidence with ideas we've got whereas before we met stumbling blocks.
"The enthusiasm is there, we've got a great chairman in Jason and someone who will take us forward."
The team will have a stand at Brighouse gala on June 30 for residents and businesses to get involved.
Visit www.rastrickbiglocal.co.uk for more details.