The National Program
Big Local is a National Lottery funded programme which committed £1m each to 150 neighbourhoods across England.
In terms of scale, time horizon and ethos, nothing like Big Local has ever existed. Designed from the outset to be radically different from other funding programmes, at the heart of Big Local is a vision of empowered, resilient, dynamic, asset-rich communities making their own decisions on what is best for their area.
The Local Story
Our priorities are that Somers town residents
• develop new skills, benefit from new local opportunities in education, training, employment and health.
• work, volunteer and celebrate together
• feel that their neighbourhood is a safe and friendly place to live.
Our model of participation allows for residents to get involved in the areas that they feel passionate about.
We have a strategic committee, a greening committee and a training and development programme that supports residents to obtain professional training to help towards their career plans and aspirations for social mobility.