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Community Chest decisions October 2018

Here are the decisions from the panel at the October Community Chest meeting

£932             Ladywood – Junior Duke of Edinburgh scheme

£500             Craft Group for hall rental and materials

£120             Monkey trouble playgroup – toys

£250             Dallimore – transport to university

£367             Dawn Turner and Julie Hunt – Poppy display

Funding was also agreed for  a Christmas day meal for older people alone at Christmas but unfortunately this did not go ahead due to lack of demand

Further details of the applications and  comments made by the panel can be seen here

community chest decision form oct 2018

Local Trust newsletter June 2018

Here is the latest newsletter from Local Trust

News from Local Trust and the Big Local programme

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Local Trust newsletter June 2018
Leaders and believers

Get a snapshot of Big Local Connects, our biggest event yet, and help shape a new programme on community leadership. As we track how Big Local areas collaborate with faith organisations, even the Archbishop of Canterbury gets a look in.

Big Local Connects – two days of activity, inspiration and fun

What an amazing weekend at Big Local Connects, the first time 126 Big Local areas have come together at one brilliant event. If you attended and have any reflections, please share them using #BLConnects on Twitter, or in the Working on Big Local Facebook group.

You can also download all the presentations from the weekend here.

Putting people in control

Putting people in control

Andy Curtis, senior researcher at Local Trust outlines our submission to the Civil Society Strategy consultation. How can the Big Local model help redefine our understanding of civil society? Read the blog.

Community spirits

Latest essay: Community Spirits

Author Stephen Bates visited Collyhurst, Grace Mary to Lion Farm, North Ormesby, One Palfrey and Greenmoor Big Local areas to explore the changing role of faith in place. Read the essay.

Community leadership

Event: Who are your leaders?

Leaders – in all their forms – are crucial to the success of Big Local, so we are developing a programme to support community leaders, kicking off with an event in Coventry on the 28 September where you can develop leadership skills and inform the development of the future programme. Register your interest.

Newington Archbishop of Canterbury

Film of the month: Newington Big Local

This thoughtful film documents the Archbishop of Canterbury visiting a local credit union, discussing the role it plays in the community and the community’s link to the church. Watch the film.

Do you want your Big Local film featured here? Tag us on social media, or just drop us an e-mail.

Workers survey

Calling all Big Local workers

Big Local workers – the people paid to support the Big Local partnership and the delivery of Big Local – are making an incredible contribution to Big Local, and we want to know more about them and their work. Find out more.

Tell us what you think

We’re reviewing the Local Trust website – but we can’t do it without you. If you’d like to join the consultation or to find out more about our plans, get in touch.

Big Local in the news

What faith groups do is offer hope in a hopeless situation

Community champion given Queen’s honour

Canon Bob White: Let’s focus on what unites us

Boston steps back in time for 1940s weekend

Hampden Park rally to highlight dangers of air pollution

Sandi Phillips: ‘How Elthorne Pride is helping our estate get its community spirit back’

Coming soon: We’re going to have two new podcasts available very soon so keep an eye out for those, as well as a brilliant essay on the role of heritage in Big Local areas.

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The Big Kirk Hallam Thank You

Do you know someone who makes a difference to Kirk Hallam?

We are recognising and celebrating people who live or volunteer in Kirk Hallam and make the area a better place

It could be that they are a good neighbour, they care about the area, they are community minded, they give up their time for Kirk Hallam, they have made a difference to you

Nominations close on Friday 17 November and the award ceremony will take place on Saturday 2 December at 2.00pm

Click on the link below for the nomination form and return to jsan Shepherd at the Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre or email to

Big Thank you nomination form 2017

Thank you