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Local Trust newsletter September 2018

September 2018


Rebalancing the power

13 Big Local areas contributed to our new report that outlines five principles for a successful relationship between council and communities in new research by NLGN and commissioned by Local Trust. Read Rebalancing the power.

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Events and learning

Working better together

Are you a worker, partnership member or part of an LTO? Register your place for this one day event on 14 November where together we’ll consider each of our roles and how we can learn from each other. This event takes place in Manchester. Find out more.

Two new learning clusters

We’re inviting Big Locals to express interest in taking part in two brand new learning clusters. These learning opportunities aim to help partnerships expand their skills in project management and how to achieve effective social change. Read more.

Workshop discount for Big Locals

Stir to action are a community organisation who are offering Big Local communities a 25% discount off a range of workshops they are running about the new economy from October into 2019. Read more.

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Resident blogger: From Windrush to Aretha

Nyah, from Birchfield Big Local, describes how the power of storytelling and performing arts has brought different women from the same community closer together. Read Nyah's blog.

Engaging with the past to build better futures

Carey Newson, author of our essay 'Designs on the past', describes her experience of learning from Ramsey, Gateshead, Plaistow South and Boston Big Local, who see their histories as a catalyst for community change. Read Carey's blog.

Film of the month

Drawn out

This superb short film about the realities of gang life was part funded by Elthorne Pride Big Local. It’s had almost 2 million views on YouTube. Suitable viewing for over 16’s only. Watch the film.

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