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Local Trust

Local Trust is the sole corporate trustee of Big Local Trust and was established for this purpose. In this role, it manages the Big Local Trust in line with the trust deed and ensures Big Local happens in a way that is in keeping with the trust deed and the wishes of the National Lottery Community Fund.

Local Trust – Strategic plan 2020-26

Local Trust articles of association – November 2018

Special resolution – November 2018

Diagram explaining the relationship between the National Lottery Community Fund, Big Local Trust, Local Trust, the protector and Big Local

Big Local Trust

Big Local Trust was established by Local Trust and the National Lottery Community Fund with a National Lottery grant of £196,873,499. The grant is an endowment, which has to be spent by 2026. It funds Big Local, supporting 150 communities in England to make their areas even better places to live.

Big Local Trust is a charitable trust with a jointly agreed Trust Deed between the National Lottery Community Fund and Local Trust. The National Lottery Community Fund is the founder of Big Local Trust. Big Local Trust is a registered charity, number 1145916.

Big Local Trust trust deed 2018


A protector is appointed by the National Lottery Community Fund to oversee the governance of the Big Local Trust. The protector has a duty to ensure the integrity of the administration of the Big Local Trust and the propriety of its procedures, and if necessary report matters of serious concern to the National Lottery Community Fund or the Charity Commission. The post is currently held by Rosie Chapman.


Local Trust is governed by a board of trustees. Together they encompass a broad range of leadership and organisational skills at the highest level.

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Our approach to monitoring Big Local

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