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Local Trust newsletter March 2019

Stronger Towns Fund | Research conference | Community led homes | Creativity, hubs & loneliness | Community assets

March 2019

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2 blogs on Stronger Towns Fund

Our key questions about how places termed 'left behind' will benefit from the new £1.6bn fund.

Matt Leach blogs that Britain’s towns need more than just economic investment.

The small Big Local with the 5 million pound idea

Distington Big Local reveal how thinking big and expert advice has helped them to secure funding for a planning application to build 41 dementia-friendly homes. Read the story by Louise Tickle, our journalist-at-large.

Uncover > action

We’re inviting community researchers to save the date and share their latest research at Uncover > Action, our first joint conference with ARVAC on 26 November 2019. Register your interest

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Big Local Connects 2019

Registration for our annual get together opens on 15 April 2019! It's a national event open to every Big Local area. Watch this space

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Learn about creativity, community hubs & loneliness

Three new learning events for Big Local partnerships are launching. You can register for the Creativity and Community Hub events here. Details of a new Isolation and Loneliness cluster will be announced shortly.

The power of knit and natter

“Eve lives three doors down from me! It does make you tear up a bit.” Find out how Rudheath and Witton Big Local is using knitting to nurture confidence, skills and friendships which span the generations. Read the feature

Taking on land & spaces

Drawing from Big Local areas that have found new ways to bring land and other assets into community control, Shared Assets lays out how funders and policy makers could help others. Read the report

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Revised rep documents

Big Local partnerships can now download the revised rep role description and assignment.

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