North meets South Big Local

Bridging our Communities

Together we work to strengthen and grow our community through partnership and sharing of aspirations and innovations.

 

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Current projects

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This is a project is about working with the community and others to improve the green spaces, outdoor environment and facilities available in our area so that more people can benefit from them and use them for a variety of social, health related and other activities. Construction of fantastic new play, gym, gardening and relaxation facilities in Tantony Green park will start soon and be completed by April 2019. Read on to see some amazing artist's illustrations and find out how we got to this exciting stage.

 

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For 2018-19 we have brought together Children, Families & Young People and Older People under Strengthening Communities, similar to our first plan. We feel this better represents the cross-cutting needs of people in our area. Strengethening Communities project is about improving activities and opportunities for children, families, young people and older people - all valued members of our community. 

 

Community economic growth image

This project is about supporting individuals to maximise their potential, from skill building to financial resilience, through access to information and services, affordable finance, training, employment and enterprise opportunities. 

Older people image

For 2018-19 we have brought together Older People and Children, Families & Young People under Strengthening Communities, similar to our first plan. We feel this better represents the cross-cutting needs of people in our area. Strengethening Communities project is about improving activities and opportunities for children, families, young people and older people - all valued members of our community. 

Community engagement image

This project is about enabling our community to have a Voice and access to information, so they can continue to identify and refine their needs and take action to meet them.

Community enagement projects include our popular Dragon's Den grants and Community Heroes volunteers. We also offer support with governance and funding advice to groups in our area.

Dragons den

Dragon's Den is about people in our community and groups that have something positive to offer being funded to run local projects. So if you've an idea - whether it's community gardening in the park, fitness for young people, support for older people or a children's activity - why not apply? There are now two Dragon's Den grants and both open 1 June 2019. The Small grant of up to £500 for individuals or up to £1,000 for groups runs all year round. The large grant of up to £10,000 a year closes 26 June 2019. Read on for how to apply, and to find out our about some of the projects previously funded through Dragon's Den.