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Learning cluster: Your Big Local Legacy - South

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Wednesday 21 March 10:00am - 4:00pm

Session 1 - Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2BJ

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Book now by contacting Programmes on 020 3588 0565 or email

About this event

No matter what stage you are in your journey, it is never too early or too late to think about and plan for the legacy of your Big Local.

Research conducted last year with Big Local areas found that groups wanted to create a legacy by planning now for year 11, thinking about paid staff, becoming constituted bodies, strengthening local networks, investing in future generations, and developing long term plans for promising projects.

Using these findings, Local Trust will develop resources, facilitate discussions and bring in ‘experts’ to support the group to explore their Big Local legacy and develop an action plan.

Cluster 1: 14 March in Leeds

Legacy - what does it mean to Big Local?

Read the blog by Jeremy Yung, senior researcher at Local Trust where he outlines some of the key ideas and themes revealed in our latest report ‘The legacy of Big Local’.

What are learning clusters?

Big Locals are tackling big issues, and that means making the most of the opportunities and assets in your area and overcoming significant challenges. With the new Big Local Learning Clusters, you don’t have to face them alone.

By joining a cluster, you will connect with a supportive group of other Big Locals and learn about how to put your ideas into practice or take a project you're involved in to the next level.

We’ve designed four Learning Clusters initially, covering topics that Big Locals have prioritised in their plans but can sometimes feel ‘too big’ to tackle alone.

As part of the Learning Cluster you’ll meet up four times over a year. At the first meet-up, you’ll discuss how you want to learn and what you’re interested in. We’ll then work with you to share inspiring stories, learning and experiences, motivate one another, build skills and engage with people that have had success. In between the meetings you can also use the new Big Local social network, Workplace, to keep the conversation going.

After a year, we hope you’ll have been supported to achieve something great and will take the opportunity to share what you’ve learnt with other Big Locals.

More about this event

How do I join?

If you’re interested in joining any of the clusters, or have suggestions for another cluster, email Programmes.

Does it cost anything to join?

The programme is free to join and costs associated with attending sessions (e.g. travel, accommodation, childcare) will be covered by Local Trust.

What is the time commitment?

Each group will meet four times a year. Ideally, the same person would attend each event, but if you don’t think you can commit to all of them, you can nominate someone to attend in your place.

Who can join?

Anyone that lives or works in a Big Local can attend, but it’s expected that the cluster topic has been raised as an issue in your community.

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