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Funding for resident control

Research by the Institute for Voluntary Action Research

October 2015

We asked the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) to identify the distinctive features of our funding model.

They identified our core principle as resident control, and described four key features of our model that flow from this core principle: time and pace, willingness to take risks, 'light touch' and flexible support, and sustainability through making investments in communities and maximising assets. You can view a summary of these features on our blog or in the summary leaflet.

The report also describes how Big Local was set up, and how this ensures resident control. Because Big Local is run through a trust, local spending is not subject to central or government determined targets and timetables.

Full report
Summary leaflet

We’re moving! Please update your records

From Monday 21 August, the Local Trust office will move to CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR.

We will be unable to answer the phone on Friday 18 August and Monday 21 August: during this time please email us instead,

After the move, our main telephone number will not change, it will remain 020 3588 0565.

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

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