What is Big Local?

Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1M over 10 years  to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities.  It’s about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.

Big Local is being run by Local Trust, which is working with £200m from the Big Lottery Fund and a range of partners providing expert advice and support for residents.

What is it NOT about?

It’s NOT about the government or a national organisation telling you what to do.  It’s NOT about individual groups fixing their favourite problem without talking to a wide range of different people who live and work in the Community.  It’s NOT about short term thinking as this project will evolve over time to cover the next ten years and beyond.


BIG LOTTERY expects the Local Trust to achieve the following outcomes in the Rastrick area:-

  1. The community is better able to identify needs and responses to them and to take action to deal with them.
  2. People in Rastrick will have increased the skills, confidence and social capital necessary to ensure that they continue to identify and respond to needs that matter to them in future.
  3. The community will have made a difference to the needs it has prioritised.
  4. People feel that their community is a better place to live.