Big Local comes to Somers Town
The Somers Town neighbourhood has won lottery funding over the next ten years to support local community development . Big Local has awarded in excess of a million pounds to support community based initiatives. This is an opportunity for Somers Town residents to make a lasting and positive difference to their community. It’s about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make Somers Town an even better place to live and work. 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.
The four programme outcomes for Big Local are:
- Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them.
- People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future.
- The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises.
- People will feel that their area is an even better place to live
It’s NOT about local authority, the government or a national organisation telling residents what to do.
It’s NOT about short-term thinking – there are 10 years or more to plan and deliver the best options for your area.
Contact STCA to find out more about Big Local funding and the role of the Neighbourhood Forum.