Shape your world
Local Trust newsletter March 2018
Arts, architecture and legacy may seem like big ideas but they can be exciting ways for a community to rediscover its aspiration and potential. Our latest newsletter looks at how Big Local areas are shaping the future.
What happened when ten Big Local areas went to London to meet arts funders and practitioners at a discussion event co-hosted by Local Trust and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation? Read the blog.
Following the first two learning clusters on legacy, Ben Lee reports on how Big Locals across the country are tackling what this means, and what mark they want to leave on their community. Read the blog.
Local Trust and NLGN are conducting a research into the challenges and future relationship between councils, local communities and Big Local areas. As part of this research we will be holding a workshop to explore these issues. We encourage Big Local partnerships to join the discussion by signing up to this workshop on Friday 8th of June at Birmingham Library from 11am to 4pm. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
Now in its third year, Community Business Weekend is a national open doors event celebrating community businesses all over England. Whether you have the twinkling of an idea, or already have a cause you want to promote, Community Business Weekend is the time to do it. Get your free organiser pack and dedicated event and marketing assistant by signing up here or read this blog to find out how to take part.
In an exploratory pilot, 3 partnerships will work closely with The Academy of Urbanism to find out how their neighbourhoods could take better advantage of local assets and address planning and urban design issues. Find out more.
Power to Change are reopening their Community Business Fund. The fund, which awards community businesses grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to develop their organisations and make them more sustainable, will reopen on 24 April and close on 22 May. Guidance is available on the Power to Change website.
On 26 April Power to Change are hosting a webinar to help potential applicants understand the fund. It will cover what Power to Change have funded in the past, what they are looking for in applications and the application process. Register here.
We recently completed the third annual partnership review and found, among other things, that women are taking the lead across Big Local and every partnership is as different as its area. Find out more.