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The Community Leadership Academy (CLA) was launched in 2020 to provide support and skills development for the volunteers making Big Local happen. Created by Local Trust in partnership with Koreo, the Young Foundation and Northern Soul, the programme supports people effecting change in their communities, helping them to develop and share knowledge to benefit the whole community.


Research and evaluation

Explore our research on community leadership and evaluations of the CLA programme


Voices of the Community Leadership Academy

Hear from participants of the CLA