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With Big Local areas continuing to deliver so many inspiring projects and lasting change, it can be difficult to know how best to get your stories heard. That’s why we’ve increased the amount of support available for areas who need to develop their communications skills.

What support is on offer?

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

  • run a communications MOT to define your specific needs and generate a plan of action
  • get practical help with communications tasks, including creating videos, podcasts and case studies
  • receive skills booster sessions on topics like social media, press, storytelling and inclusive communications
  • get mentoring support with a communications specialist to encourage and support you along the journey of telling your Big Local story

Watch this video to learn more about the offer and our comms partners.

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

Find your voice toolkit

Want a sneak peak of the types of things our communications partners can help you with? Download this toolkit, developed by our partners to give you advice and ideas for ways to tell powerful stories about your Big Local, including:

  • What makes a good story?
  • How to write a brilliant blog
  • How to take your phone photography to the next level
  • How to podcast like a pro
  • How to commission a film
  • How to share your stories

Download the Find your voice toolkit


Interested in bespoke 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.

Big Local stories

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