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For many Big Local areas, community assets have totally transformed their local community and the impact they are able to make. But we know how challenging it can be to manage a community asset, which is why we have increased the support available on this topic.

What support is on offer?

As a Big Local partnership, you can access bespoke support from our assets partner to get help with things like:

  • Identifying and working with stakeholders on activities such as negotiating lease arrangements
  • planning for the activities and capacity requirements associated with managing an asset
  • understanding the types of finance available, managing cash flow and how to construct a business plan for your asset.

This offer is often taken up in tandem with our legal bodies offer, which you can find out more about here.

Who delivers this support?

Our partner, Locality, is the national membership network supporting community organisations to be strong and successful. They help local community organisations to set up, own and manage land and buildings to create spaces where everyone belongs.

Browse our Make it Happen YouTube playlist for videos on all our support offers.

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Interested in this support?

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You can also speak to your area advisor or area coordinator if you’d like to chat through your options.


DISCLAIMER: Whilst in-area support with our partners is open to all, if certain support offers are oversubscribed, we will need to prioritize this depending on which areas need it most. This doesn’t mean your area will not get to take part in the offer – just that you may have to wait until support has been offered to priority areas first. For more details, read our Make it Happen FAQs.

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