Local Trust enables residents in 150 Big Local areas to transform and improve their lives and the places where they live.
We believe there is a need to put more power, resources and decision-making into the hands of local communities to enable them to transform and improve their lives and the places they live.
Find out what happens when 150 communities are given at least £1m with no strings attached
Discover research and stories about the neighbourhood-level response to the pandemic
We define 'left behind' areas as places that rank highly on the indices of multiple deprivation and lack social infrastructure
Local Trust is leading new approaches to community-led change
1940-2020: 300 events that have shaped communities
Linking the stories that connect community organisers across the world, from 1940-2020
'The challenge today is to make sure everyone understands that community power means learning from what has come before'
Community engagement worker @kevindykes from @lb_southwark on the key lessons from @davidboyle1958's history of community development
Everything you need to know about the Community Ownership Fund
How Barnfield resident, Susan, has supported her neighbours with loneliness and isolation
How can communities help build a better care system?
Discover our essay series exploring how people and places are changing through Big Local, and the potential of community-led change
Glimpses into the past, present and future
Taking action to make a change
How Big Local areas are levelling the scales of local power
How sport can unite and transform communities
Why communities are investing in young people’s futures
Art, communities and change
How communities are reshaping the economy from the bottom up
What can history do for hard-pressed communities?
The collapse and revival of England’s social infrastructure
The changing role of faith in place
Big Local neighbourhoods in action
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I’ve always been a volunteer, but I’ve learned through being involved with Big Local that change really is possible. But to make that change happen, having a voice is important
What I’m clear about is that a good community development officer works themselves out of a job. You’re not supposed to be there forever – you’re there to build the community to do it for themselves
We live in really challenging times economically, socially, politically, and so I credit anyone who gives up their time