Programme guidance

Everything you need to know about accessing Big Local funding and resources to support your area

Managing Big Local funding
Essential
Managing Big Local funding

Administering and accounting for Big Local funding

Insurance
Essential
Insurance

Any activities that you carry out as part of Big Local need to have insurance cover. In most cases, this will be provided by your locally trusted organisation. 

Plans and activities Working as a partnership
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Reviewing your Big Local plan

Essential guidance explaining how to review your Big Local plan

Plans and activities Working as a partnership
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The Big Local plan

The Big Local plan describes how your area will work towards becoming an even better place to live.

Data protection
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018.

Managing Big Local funding Political activities and public funding
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Additionality related to Big Local money

Big Local is a programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and the trust deed for the Big Local Trust states that Big Local money “should not simply replace statutory funding that meets a statutory obligation.”

Managing Big Local funding
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How to submit a Big Local spend report

Information for locally trusted organisations on how to complete a spend report

Safeguarding
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Safeguarding

What is safeguarding?

Workers
Essential
Workers and Big Local

Many Big Local partnerships fund workers to support the delivery of Big Local.

Conflicts of interest Working as a partnership
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Big Local partnerships

A Big Local partnership is a group of at least eight people who guide the overall direction of Big Local in your area.