Skip to main content

Summer podcast playlist: week four

Summer isn't over yet...and nor is our summer podcast playlist. This week includes our brand new podcast, Pride of place, which discusses how stories from the past are being rediscovered and reinvented by Big Local communities

August 2018

You can download two more interesting discussions from the Community Development Podcast and Tiny Spark which consider a funder's perspective and how international campaigns achieve effective social change.

Week four

Local Trust - Pride of place

Why do today’s communities turn to history to make sense of how places and people are changing? In this podcast, panelists from the RSA, discuss how stories from the past are rediscovered and reinvented by local residents and are used to explore current issues – such as Brexit, immigration, the NHS and unemployment – and harness a community’s sense of pride and aspirations for the future.

Pride of place includes valuable contributions from Carey Newson, author of our essay ‘Designs on the Past’, Becca Antink, The RSA, Paul Bristow, Arts Council England, Jane Sills, Ramsey Big Local and Helen Graham, Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage.

Read the essay

The Community Development Podcast - Community development – a funder’s perspective

The Community Development podcast is about community development in Wales, the UK & beyond: promoting its value; sharing its learning and connecting its practitioners.

In this podcast, John Rose, Director of Big Lottery Fund Wales, explains how responsive funding remains key to helping communities achieve their ambitions.

Tiny Spark: The business of doing good - Successful Social Change Takes Patience and Audacity

Tiny Spark is an independent news program and podcast that reports on philanthropy, nonprofits and international aid.

Susan Wolf Ditkoff looks at what’s actually working to bring about successful social change including 15 successful campaigns across the globe which have had major impact.


"Our grants are now going to much more diverse members of the community." You can find more from Mark…

2 hours, 43 minutes ago

#BigLocal areas are being offered access to new specialist support through 4 partnerships announced today. The sup…

20 hours, 13 minutes ago

Our phones are down

2 Jan 2019: Our office is open but our phones are not working. Please email us at while we fix them and we will respond to messages as soon as we can.

Got it

We’re making changes to the website. Your feedback will help us improve the site. Your feedback: