Who we are……

What is Rastrick Big Local?

LOGO - RBL - white background 1The Rastrick area* had the good fortune to be included as one of 150 areas in England that were chosen to receive Big Local lottery funding.

In February 2012, it was announced that Rastrick was to be allocated £1m to be invested over a 10 year period.

This money would start to become available once a group of local residents and workers had been established and had drawn up a plans to show how the monies could be used to make a real difference to the area over the years ahead.map

Rastrick Big Local Partnership (RBLP) is the resident led group that has been established to guide the overall direction of Big Local in our area.

The boundaries of the area were defined by the national Big Local organisation and the area includes virtually all addresses with the HD63 postcode.


What is Big Local?

The Big Local programme is a national programme, funded through the Big Lottery Fund, that invests in local communities that have often been overlooked by outside funders.

The idea is that, over a ten year period, local residents are able to come together to use the funding that has been allocated to their area to make a substantial and lasting positive difference to their communities.BigLocalLogo2-

Big Lottery expects that, as a result of such funding:

Communities will be better able to identify their needs and responses to them and to take action to deal with them.

  • People in the community will have increased the skills, confidence and social capital that are necessary to ensure that they continue to identify and respond to needs that matter to them in future.
  • Communities will have made a difference to the needs they had prioritised.
  • People will feel that their community is a better place in which to live.

Our LTO (Locally Trusted Organisation)

Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFfC)

CFfC are RBL’s Locally Trusted Organisation – this is the organisation that we are required by Local Trust, (the national organisation that oversees Big Local), to appoint in order to enable monies to be drawn down from Local Trust.

It is part of the requirement to have a properly constituted and reliable organisation that can hold the funds, manage them correctly, keep proper financial records and report to Local Trust in line with the terms and conditions of the grant.

The Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) improves lives and unites the people of Calderdale 10394626_805890389451864_5973256316086995689_nthrough philanthropy. Thanks to our donors and the funds they have established, we are able to work to strengthen communities across the borough. CFFC have a 23 year track record as an independent charitable grant making having distributed grants totalling over £16 million to the communities of Calderdale.

Community Foundation for Calderdale is dedicated to supporting Rastrick Big LOcal HD6 3. We have pledged to support the group not only by holding the funding on behalf of the local partnership but we also pledged a minimum of £5,000 per year for grant making to Rastrick Big Local, we will also employ a Project Worker for Rastrick Big Local and provide training and development support around fundraising; social media and marketing.

CFFC will use its business contacts broker pro bono support for a wide variety of development support to help Rastrick Big Local.

You can find out more about CFFC here www.cffc.co.uk

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