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Big Local Connects

150 Big Local areas invited to gather for 2 days of activity, inspiration and fun

Friday 29 June 3:00pm - Saturday 30 June 4:00pm

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

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Book now by contacting us on 020 3588 0569 or email

About this event

Big Local Connects is the first gathering of all Big Local areas at a single event. From Hastings to Hartlepool, people are travelling to share their experiences of Big Local, learn from other areas and get inspired by the huge range of resident-led projects transforming communities across the country.

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You can discover

We're pulling together a packed line-up of sessions, including how to:

  • give a voice to young people in your area
  • incorporate as an organisation
  • take back your streets for play
  • harness arts and creativity
  • engage with your wider community

This is just some of what we've got planned, so register now to keep in the loop with speakers and sessions as we announce them. There will be plenty of opportunity to chat with other Big Local areas over tasty food and relaxed activities like crafts, a tour of our amazing venue and board games. Did we mention the cinema and goody bags - we have those too!

Programme coming soon!

More about this event

Places, food, transport, goodies and accommodation are free. Plus, we take the hassle out of getting there. We can book and pay for travel and care costs in advance for residents.

All residents involved in Big Local are welcome, from those just starting to volunteer, to seasoned partnership members. Others involved in Big Local, like workers, can also attend but we encourage them to come together with some residents from their area.

To make sure all the Big Local areas get a chance to come, we can welcome up to three people from each Big Local area in the first instance. We will be operating a waiting list for additional attendees.

Book online or get in touch with us: call 020 3588 0569 or email

We’ve moved! Please update your records

The Local Trust office is now at CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR.

Our phone number has not changed, it remains 020 3588 0565.

There are changes to the direct dial telephone numbers of some staff members.

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