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Local Trust newsletter January 2019

Big Local Connects film | Food project | Community Wealth Fund podcast | Art for all | Places to get together

January 2019

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Big Locals star in new film

Filmed at Big Local Connects, this 5-minute video containing some brilliant interviews with people from Big Local areas, shows how learning and networking can inspire, help people to connect and most of all, have fun. Watch the film

Vegetable Joe, Co-op Kat and the kitchen gang

Tang Hall Big Local invited our journalist-at-large behind the scenes at their food project – she discovered a community which is nurturing self-esteem and encouraging local enterprise at the same time as laying on banquets of delicious food. Read the article

Resident blogger: An extraordinary learning event

As new learning clusters are about to begin, one Big Local chair discovered time, teasing and a friendly Big Local network provided a great way to learn as part of the Legacy North learning clusters. Read the blog

New logo

The Big Lottery Fund has changed its name to The National Lottery Community Fund. For any new Big Local materials you create, find the logo and how to get a free branding kit on their website. Download the logo

Revised support from reps

Reps provide vital support to Big Local areas. To keep up with the changing and varied needs of Big Local areas we're updating the support reps offer. Read the blog

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Join the Community Wealth Fund alliance

Local Trust is part of a growing alliance of organisations calling for large scale investment in social infrastructure. Find out why the fund is needed and how to sign up. Download the podcast

The importance of places to get together

Based on a recent visit to Aberfeldy Big Local in the East End of London, our chief executive considers the importance of places where people can get together, such as the Tommy Flowers community pub. Read the blog

Art for all - at last!

We celebrate a new attitude to funding arts that places communities in the lead. We've prepared a response to the Art Council’s draft strategy which outlines how we’d like to work with them. Read the blog

What change is your Big Local making?

During February we’re offering support and training to help Big Local areas capture the change you're making in your community. Find out more and contact us to share what you are doing or tell us what support you need.

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