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Information about new support for Big Local areas

May 2019

Big Local partnerships are being offered access to new specialist support through 4 partnerships until 2021. The partners are:

  • Shared Assets
  • Media Trust
  • Campaign for Better Transport
  • StreetGames


Every Big Local area is eligible to access the new support which will be available on a rolling basis. Each area can decide if and when they want to access the support, and if so Local Trust will offer match funding.

You can click on the drop down buttons on this page to:

  • Find out more about each support partner
  • Express interest in working with them.

What’s expected of our Big Local partnership?

We want the experience of working with the support partners to make your Big Local area more effective and not burden you with extra responsibility. Should you choose to work with Shared Assets, Media Trust, Campaign for Better Transport or StreetGames, it’s important your Big Local partnership fully understands what’s expected of you.

This includes:

  • Engaging with the project as a committed, equal partner for the duration of the work
  • Choosing an individual from your partnership to engage with the partner organisation, stay in contact and schedule meetings and visits
  • Inviting partnership members and other interested local stakeholders to training workshops.
  • Providing a venue in your Big Local area and any refreshments you would like for all workshops
  • Signing an Memoriam of Understanding (MoU) which will authorise Local Trust to transfer your 50% of the funding from your £1 million budget to the partner directly and so reduce administration responsibilities on your LTO.

Shared Assets

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You might be interested in working with Shared Assets if your Big Local area is taking on an ambitious land-based project and could use some help turning the plans into a physical legacy for your area.

“It's been inspirational to have the chance to work with so many passionate community activists. We look forward to further work in supporting initiatives to have the best chance possible to succeed in the long term and leave a legacy for Big Local areas.” Shared Assets

Shared Assets has worked with 5 Big Local areas over the last year supporting them to develop projects ranging from a BMX track to a park pavilion.

“We want to create a STEM training centre which could transform our community’s economic future. Shared Assets has the expertise and skills we needed to put our ideas into action.” Duncan, Par Bay Big Local

You can find more about Par Bay Big Local’s experience of working with Shared Assets in Duncan's blog.

How does it work?

Shared Assets will first offer a free development day in your Big Local area. This will be a chance to meet face to face with the team, assess your partnership’s ideas for your project and work out whether Shared Assets can offer the right kind of support for you.

If you feel Shared Assets are the right fit, then your Big Local partnership can select from a menu of support, including training workshops, research and on demand guidance as a critical friend. With Shared Assets your partnership will develop a work plan for your land-based project that covers support from planning through to delivery.

Shared Assets can help with business planning, project management, identifying and testing the feasibility of land and getting stakeholders on side. We want this support to fit your partnership’s schedule and Shared Assets will be able to match whatever pace you set. A partnership with Shared Assets will run for around one year.

How do I find out more and get this partnership started?

If you want to discuss the offer or find out how it could work in your Big Local area, please get in touch: programmes@localtrust.org.uk.

If you’ve had a chat with us already, or you're confident you want to explore working with Shared Assets, please fill out the Expression of interest form. Once you’ve filled out this form, we can get the development day organised.

Shared Assets' support is available until 2021 or as long as Big Local areas need it. The first group of areas will begin in summer 2019, with the offer open between the 27th of may to the 26th of July. The offer will be open to more Big Local areas in autumn 2019 and in spring 2020. There will be room for up to 6 Big Local partnerships to take up the full offer at each stage.

How much does it cost?

Local Trust will cover the cost of the development day. This is to make sure your Big Local area does not have to commit to partnering with Shared Assets until you’ve had a chance to experience their support first hand.

Shared Assets support costs £570 per day and Local Trust will match fund 50% of the costs for up to 20 days of support. This means Local Trust will match your Big Local area's contribution, up to £5700.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about the funding or want to explore a full cost breakdown: programmes@localtrust.org.uk.

Express your interest

Expression of interest form

We know not everybody wants to fill out a form, so instead you may prefer to express your interest in working with one or more of the support partners by:

Media Trust

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You might be interested in working with Media Trust if you are looking to engage new groups, partners and stakeholders or overcoming a particular communication roadblock that may be frustrating your Big Local partnership. Media Trust has worked with 5 Big Local areas over the last year.

One Palfrey Big Local were one of 5 areas to work with Media Trust in 2018

"Media Trust far exceeded our expectations. They’ve helped us to communicate much more strategically.” Mark, Boston Big Local

You can find more about Boston Big Local’s experience of working with Media Trust in Mark's blog.

How does it work?

Media Trust will first offer a free communication audit in the form of a collaborative half day workshop held in your Big Local area. This will be a chance to meet face to face and work out whether Media Trust will be a good fit for your Big Local area. It will also be an opportunity to assess your partnership current communications and better understand the challenges and ambitions.

Using the communication audit to identify your strengths and weaknesses, your partnership can decide what follow up support would be useful, with Media Trust offering a menu of support to choose from. This will include training on storytelling, social media, community content and loads more.

If nothing on the menu quite fits the bill, then your Big Local partnership can design and develop a bespoke training course tailored specifically to meet your priorities. We want this support to fit your partnership’s schedule and Media Trust will be able to match whatever pace you set.

If you choose to have a communications audit and take part in 2 or 3 follow up training workshops, we expect this support to run for around 6 months.

How do I find out more and get this partnership started?

If you want to discuss the offer or find out how it could work for your Big Local area, please get in touch: programmes@localtrust.org.uk.

If you’ve had a chat with us already, or you’re confident you want to explore the offer to work with Media Trust, please fill out the Expression of interest form. Once you’ve filled out the form, we can get the communication audit organised.

Media Trust support is long term, it’ll be available until 2021 or as long as Big Local areas need it. The first group of areas will begin in summer 2019, with the offer open between the 27th of may to the 26th of July. The offer will be open to more Big Local areas in autumn 2019 and in spring 2020. There will be room for up to 5 Big Local partnerships to take up the full offer at each stage.

How much does it cost?

Local Trust will cover the cost of the communication audit. This is to make sure your Big Local partnership does not have to commit to partnering with Media Trust until you’ve had a chance to experience the support first hand.

Local Trust will then match fund 50% of the cost of up to 2 full-day follow up training sessions. Media Trust support costs £2,160 for one full day workshop of follow up training. This cost will be split half and half, with both your Big Local area and Local Trust paying £1080 per training session.

If none of the options on the menu of support for different training seem right and you want to design a new training session, this will cost more. We can discuss this with you in more detail should your Big Local area choose this option.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about the funding or want to explore a full cost breakdown: programmes@localtrust.org.uk.

Express your interest

Expression of interest form

We know not everybody wants to fill out a form, so instead you may prefer to express your interest in working with one or more of the support partners by:


Campaign for Better Transport

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You might be interested in working with Campaign for Better Transport if your Big Local has prioritised local transport, but found it challenging to make progress.

“All communities need good transport. Working with Big Locals has allowed Campaign for Better Transport to gain in depth understanding of the problems poor transport causes, and to work with local people devising ways to deliver the networks they need now and in the future.” Campaign for Better Transport

Campaign for Better Transport has worked with 3 Big Local areas already, including Ramsey Million.

"I can’t underestimate the value of Campaign for Better Transport's research. The council are now subsidising our main bus route." Jane, Ramsey Million

You can read more about Ramsey Million's experience of working with the Campaign for Better Transport in Jane's blog.

How does it work?

Campaign for Better Transport will offer a free scoping visit in your Big Local area. This will be a chance to meet face to face with the team and work out whether Campaign for Better Transport can offer the right kind of support for you.

If you think Campaign for Better Transport are the right fit for your Big Local area, there are three stages of support your partnership can select.

Analysis

The analysis support is offered at no cost to your Big Local partnership. Campaign for Better Transport will produce a detailed written report, which identifies key transport issues for your area and frames the case for improvement. This report can be used as a tool for your Big Local area to move their priorities forward and raise their profile.

Partner mapping

Campaign for Better Transport will identify and develop relationships with potential partner organisations who can help resolve the transport problems in your area. Suitable partners will come from the public, private and voluntary sectors and provide a joined-up approach.

Project development

Campaign for Better Transport will support your Big Local area in developing a project to address your transport needs. This project could be based on using technology or business development to fill the gaps in your transport network.

Your Big Local partnership can go through all these stages or just the ones you select and think are useful. We want this support to fit your partnership’s schedule and Campaign for Better Transport will be able to match whatever pace you set. If you choose to take up all three stages of support, you can expect this to run for around 12 months.

How do I find out more and get this partnership started?

If you want to discuss the offer or find out how it could work for your Big Local area, please get in touch: programmes@localtrust.org.uk.

If you’ve had a chat with us already or you’re confident you want to explore working with Campaign for Better Transport, please fill out the Expression of interest form. Once you’ve filled out the form, we can get the scoping day organised.

Campaign for Better Transport support is available until 2021 or as long as Big Local areas need it. The first group of areas will begin in summer 2019, with the offer open between the 27th of may to the 26th of July. The offer will be open to more Big Local areas in autumn 2019 and in spring 2020. There will be room for up to 3 Big Local partnerships to take up the full offer at each stage.

How much does it cost?

Local Trust will cover the cost of the scoping visit and the analysis stage of the support. This is to make sure your Big Local area does not have to commit to partnering with Campaign for Better Transport until you’ve had a chance to experience their support first hand.

Local Trust will then match fund 50% of the cost of both the partner mapping and project development stages of support. Partner mapping costs £2640 and project development costs £5280, so with the cost split half and half, both your Big Local area and Local Trust pay £3960 for the full support offer.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about the funding or want to explore a full cost breakdown: programmes@localtrust.org.uk.

Express your interest

Expression of interest form

We know not everybody wants to fill out a form, so instead you may prefer to express your interest in working with one or more of the support partners by:

StreetGames

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You might be interested in working with StreetGames if your Big Local partnership has prioritised health and wellbeing, community cohesion and wants to get an exciting, visible project off the ground.

StreetGames has worked with 4 Big Local areas, including Dyke House Big Local, to establish sports projects that have engaged their communities in healthy activity and trained individuals in coaching and facilitating.

“StreetGames are delighted to be working within Big Local communities to support the nurturing and development of local assets to help create lasting change using the power of sport.” StreetGames

"StreetGames encouraged me to think about inspiring leadership in others to motive people to take part – and I do that by giving them the lead on different parts of the session." Callum, Dyke House Big Local

You can find more about Dyke House Big Local’s experience of working with StreetGames in Callum's blog.

How does it work?

StreetGames will offer a free scoping visit to your Big Local area. This will be a chance to meet face to face with the team and work out whether StreetGames can offer the right kind of support for you.

if you choose to work with StreetGames, they will support your Big Local partnership to design and develop a community sports programme which is responsive to your community's needs. They will be on hand as a critical friend throughout the design phase and during delivery, if needed.

StreetGames also provide training through the delivery phase to build capacity in your area, giving residents new skills and confidence to deliver future community sports programmes and create a sustainable model.

We want this support to fit your partnership’s schedule and StreetGames will be able to match whatever pace you set. Designing and developing your community sports programme will take around 6 months and delivery of the programme will probably take place over the following year.

How do I find out more and get this partnership started?

If you want to discuss the offer or find out how it could work for your Big Local partnership, please get in touch: programmes@localtrust.org.uk.

If you’ve had a chat with us already, or you’re confident you want to explore working with StreetGames, please fill out the Expression of interest form. Once you’ve filled out the form, we can get the scoping day organised.

StreetGames' support will be available until 2021 or as long as Big Local areas need it. The first group of areas will begin in summer 2019, with the offer open between the 27th of may to the 26th of July. The offer will be open to more Big Local areas in autumn 2019 and in spring 2020. There will be room for up to 3 Big Local partnerships to take up the full offer at each stage.

How much does it cost?

Local Trust will cover the cost of the scoping visit. This is to make sure your Big Local does not have to commit to partnering with StreetGames until you’ve had a chance to experience the support first hand.

StreetGames support costs £360 per day and Local Trust will match fund 50% of the costs of up to 10 days of support, during the design and development of your community sports project. This means Local Trust will match your Big Local contribution up to £1800.

Local Trust will then also match fund up to £10,000 for the delivery costs and this will be drawn down directly to your Locally Trusted Organisation.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about the funding or want to explore a full cost breakdown: programmes@localtrust.org.uk.

Express your interest

Expression of interest form

We know not everybody wants to fill out a form, so instead you may prefer to express your interest in working with one or more of the support partners by:

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