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Local Trust newsletter May 2019

Young people |  New support launch | Connects call out | Creativity & change |  Big Local campaigning

May 2019


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Young people's futures

“Young people come here and they know they matter.” The Intergenerational Foundation considers why Wick Award and 3 more Big Local areas are choosing to prioritise the welfare of young people in 'Beyond age', our new essay. Download the podcast.

Run a session at Connects 2019

We’re inviting Big Local partnerships to run sessions on a topic of their choice at Big Local Connects in September. You can get a taster of what else is planned for our biggest annual event in our new blog. Email us to run a session.

Getting rich off the poor

Elaine, Hill Top and Caldwell Big Local, shares why she is fighting a national campaign against pay-to-use cash machines in poorer areas, in this interview with Louise Tickle, our journalist-at-large. Read the feature.


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New support for Big Local areas

Big Local partnerships are being offered new specialist support from Shared Assets, Media Trust, Campaign for Better Transport and StreetGames. Local Trust is offering match funding. Find blogs from Big Local areas who've received support from the 4 partners and express your interest.

Creative Civic Change

14 communities across England, including 8 Big Local areas, celebrated the launch of the Creative Civic Change programme earlier this month. Local people will take the lead on using creativity to transform their areas. Read the news release.


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Event: Measuring change

Due to popular demand, we’re running 2 more 'How do we know we're making a difference?' learning events, on 9 July and 21 August, in Birmingham and London for Big Local people on the ground who're making change happen every day. Register.

Event: Creative communities

Limited places are still available for Big Local areas who want to explore what creativity can do for their communities and create new solutions to local problems. The events, in Bristol and Liverpool, take place on 4 and 18 June. Register your place.


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Film of the month: The Big Build

"It's not about bricks and mortar, it's about how you touch people's lives." Allenton Big Local's film tells the story of why they supported the development of their local community hub. Watch the film


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