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Local Trust newsletter December 2018

December 2018

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Save the date: Big Local Connects 2019

We're delighted to announce Big Local Connects 2019 will take place on 13 and 14 September at the University of Nottingham. Our podcast looks back at this year's event and includes the poet, Tony Walsh's, a.k.a. Longfella, rousing performance. Read the blog and download the podcast

Community Wealth Fund - A means to address inequality

Margaret Bolton, our director of policy, describes how thinking is developing on community wealth funds and puts the Community Wealth Fund Alliance proposal in context. Read the blog

Voices of Big Local: The angry pacifist

George Hill, chair of Kingswood and Hazel Leys, talks to our journalist-at-large about his life before Big Local and why he thinks the programme is inspiring people to take charge. Read the interview

Big Local highlights of 2018

We reflect on some of Big Local's most impressive moments this year. You have much to be proud of. Let us know your Big Local's favourite moments on social media. Highlights of 2018

Our response: Civil Society Futures inquiry

Matt Leach, our chief executive, reacts to findings about how our society could be changing. He considers how we could be inspired by the actions of Greenmoor Big Local. Read the blog

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New learning cluster: Social change and campaigning

This new learning cluster launches in February and could help your Big Local to change hearts and minds. Find out more and email our programmes team to express your interest. Read the blog

Support from Big Local

We've been having conversations with you about the evolving role of reps and the support available to every Big Local area in 2019. We'll share more information in the new year. Read our blog from July for a recap about the rep role. Check out Support from Big Local in 2019

Big Local workers

Andy Curtis, senior researcher, delves further into our Big Local workers survey results to explore the quality of their relationships, networks and the support they receive. Read the blog

Reminder - measuring change

Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in measuring the difference their Big Local is making. Contact us if you're interested. If your organisation thinks you can help Local Trust to support Big Local communities to measure change, we want to hear from you. Read more

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