Learning and discovery
Local Trust newsletter July 2018
Our latest newsletter explores Big Local areas learning from the past and looking to the future. From heritage projects that dig into history, an opportunity to develop great Big Local leaders, to working with issues that concern young people, there's lots to discover, plus news of a new funding programme.
Communities across England can now get involved with our brand new arts and creativity programme, Creative Civic Change. Formed by a new partnership between Big Lottery Fund, the Calouste Gulbenkian foundation and Local Trust, the programme will support creative projects lead by Big Local areas and other communities. Read more
Our research, carried out by the Institute for Voluntary Action Research, asks 'What needs to happen for communities to feel and be more powerful in future?'. Read the report and watch the film featuring 3 Big Local areas: Brinnington, Keighley and Kingswood and Hazel Leys.
In the latest of our essay series, Carey Newson explores how four Big Local areas - Ramsey, Plaistow, Gateshead and Boston - are each tapping into unique local histories to reignite pride in their community. Read the essay
Every Big Local needs great leaders. You can develop your leadership skills and find out more about the benefits of creating a peer network at our two day event in Coventry on 28 and 29 September. Register your interest
Matt Leach, Local Trust chief executive, reveals why he thinks Big Local Connects, our biggest gathering of Big Local areas, was such a positive celebration of creativity, engagement and connection. Read Matt's blog.
Many Big Local areas report challenges engaging young people. This event will help you come up with ideas to make your Big Local area a great place for every young person. You can join us in Leeds on 12 September. Register here
Share your views about how we can make the support you receive from your rep even better. You can come to our office for a consultation event on 25 September or have your say by email. Read more and contact us
Jazz, 17, shares how Ewanrigg Big Local are helping young people to fill a gap in access to mental health support. Read Jazz's blog.
This uplifting film by St Matthews Big Local celebrates their community's diversity and challenges negative perceptions of the area. Watch the film
Hear from Devonshire West, Thurnscoe, St Peter's and the Moors, West End, St Matthews and Newington Big Local about why the arts matter, what it can achieve and how it can bring a community together. Watch the film
Tell us what you think
A huge thank you to more than 80 Big Local workers who’ve taken the time to complete our survey. Your insights are really valuable. If you haven't yet given us your feedback, you’ve still got time. You have until 14 September. Find out more.
We're asking partnership members to share their experiences of Big Local. The survey asks for your ideas about how we can make Big Local even more valuable. You have until 31 August to get back to us.
We're reviewing our website - but we can't do it without you. We’d love to know your views, whatever they may be, so you can either let us know through the feedback button at the top of every page on the or get in touch by email.