Background


Big Local Trust was established by Local Trust and the Big Lottery Fund with a National Lottery grant of £196,873,499. The grant is an endowment, which has to be spent by December 2026. It funds Big Local, supporting 150 communities in England to make their areas even better places to live.

Big Local Trust is a charitable trust with a jointly agreed Trust Deed between the Big Lottery Fund and Local Trust. The Big Lottery Fund is the founder of Big Local Trust. Big Local Trust is a registered charity, number 1145916.

Local Trust is the sole corporate trustee of Big Local Trust and was established for this purpose. In this role, it manages the Big Local Trust in line with the trust deed and ensures Big Local happens in a way that is in keeping with the trust deed and the wishes of the Big Lottery Fund.

Local Trust’s mission is to enable residents to make their communities and their areas even better places in which to live. We do this by helping them develop and use their skills and confidence to identify what matters most to them, and to take action to change things for the better, now and in the future. 

We provide a mix of funding and finance to support people to make sustainable change, maximise impact and make the best use of scarce resources.

We believe that a community and resident led approach to creating lasting change:

• Develops the skills and confidence of the people involved and enables them to work with others to the benefit of their community
• Builds on the opportunities and assets available in each community
• Creating lasting, long term solutions.

Underlying this approach is a belief that residents have a capacity and desire to drive change, and can achieve lasting and positive results when supported by those they trust and respect thereby building skills, confidence, networks, relationships and expertise in each community.

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Bangor Street Community Centre, Norwich Street, Blackburn, BB1 6NZ


info@bwdhealthyliving.co.uk


01254 292650

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If you would like to enquire more information please fill in our contact form.

Bangor Street Community Centre, Norwich Street, Blackburn, BB1 6NZ

info@bwdhealthyliving.co.uk

01254 292650