Big Local Support

If your Big Local area needs support with business planning, project management, asset transfer, environment and climate projects then get in touch with Julian 0777 929 3501 to talk things through.

Big Local is an innovative programme run by Local Trust and funded by the Lottery’s Community Fund. Since 2011, 150 ‘left behind’ communities in England have been granted over £1m to use, as they choose, over a 10-15 year period. Each area forms its own partnership controlled by local residents and receives support from a Big Local Rep.

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Big Local Rep

Julian has been a Big Local Rep in the South West since 2012 and has also taken on a number of other contracts for Local Trust and individual Big Local areas:

2012-2022Big Local Rep for Radstock and Westfield, B&NESLocal Trust
2012-2015Big Local Rep for Woolavington and Puriton, Somerset during the Getting Started phaseLocal Trust
2016Research and write Big Local PlanAmbition Lawrence Weston
2016-2022Big Local Rep for Whitleigh, PlymouthLocal Trust
2018Review proposals for community hubBourne Big Local
2018-2022Joint facilitator of SW Network events, in Exeter and onlineLocal Trust
2019‘To hub or not to hub’ – community hubs workshopLocal Trust
2019-2021Big Local Rep for Toothill, SwindonLocal Trust
2019-2021Series of six environmental workshopsLocal Trust
2020The potential of Community WiFiLocal Trust
2020Working with residents and workers to write the Big Local PlanWorle Big Local
2020Partnership Review of Big 4 Littlemoor, DorsetLocal Trust
2020-2022Business plan for sports and community hubSt Peters & The Moors Big Local
2021‘Improving access to green spaces‘ workshopLocal Trust
2021Partnership Review of Warwick Estate Big LocalLocal Trust
2021Routes to Power in the planning system – case study at workshopLocal Trust
2022Business plan for community hub and park at The GunnyCanvey Island Big Local
2022Climate proofing Big Local plansCentre for Sustainable Energy