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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picture of bridge over lake

Current projects

Green & open spaces image

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.

Chn & families image

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

This is all about you, the community, voting for and being funded to run local activities! Dragon's Den 2018 opens 9am 26 March until 5pm 23 April! Why not apply? Get the grant guidelines here and an application form here. You can also find out about projects that received Dragon's Den grants last year for ideas about new community activities.