Read about how people and places are changing through Big Local in this essay series written by independent thinkers and commissioned by Local Trust
Foreword Big Local is one of the most radical and exciting grant programmes ever launched by a major lottery funder. Between 2010 and 2012, the National Lottery Community Fund identified 150 areas that had historically missed out on lottery and other funding. Each of those areas was allocated over £1m of Big Local funding. MoneyContinue reading “Where do we go from here?”
Why have the last three decades of community development initiatives left us with so many ‘left behind’ places and so much inequality?
Linking the stories that connect community organisers across the world, from 1940-2020
What can we learn from community responses to crises?
Louise Tickle meets the people who have triumphed in the face of adversity
David Boyle explores what healthy local democracy looks like in three Big Local areas
How sport can unite and transform communities
Why communities are investing in young people’s futures
Maddy Costa explores how four Big Local areas are each using arts and creativity to transform their neighbourhoods
How communities are reshaping the economy from the bottom up
What can history do for hard-pressed communities?
The changing role of faith in place
The collapse and revival of England’s social infrastructure
Big Local neighbourhoods in action