As a resident led project focused on a having a positive and lasting impact on our local community there are of course many ways for people to get involved – and we’d love you to join the team!

Due to the flexible nature of this project, there are always new and rewarding ways for local residents to play their part so keep in touch to hear about new opportunities.

Check out more information here about becoming a Big Local Volunteer including the opportunities to lead projects, help out with activities and events, undertake outreach. There is a variety of training opportunities linked to being a volunteer.

This year there is £20,000 total available in small grants for projects and activities that benefit people living locally. Find out more including the deadlines.

Our Partnership Board are a committed group who help guide the project forward, making decisions around project delivery and supporting our staff team. Nominations to join the Board are accepted in March each year and we are always delighted to welcome new faces to ensure that we have a broad and diverse voice representing our community. To find out more about the Partnership Board, the level of commitment required and the process of putting your name forward please contact Carly.

  • Join a Steering Group

To ensure residents voices remain at the forefront of the delivery of this project, we have established Steering Groups to work in partnership with our three members of staff.

Talk to Carly to find out more about joining the Commissioning Management Group (decision making around our partnerships with other organisations and outsourcing some of our delivery work to professionals who are already doing great stuff in the local area) or our Enterprise, Employment and Training Group (planning and building upon initiatives to support local people in the area of training and employment with an emphasis on entrepreneurship).

During 2017/18 Big Local will be funding youth provision, if you are interested in being part of the decision making process get in touch with Carly.

Talk to Angela to find out more about joining the Community Chest Panel to help make decisions and support local projects which are seeking funds.

There is an Editorial Panel for Locally Chosen News, as well as opportunities to write and edit content. Get in touch with Finn.

Contact the team:

Carly Bond – – 07817 839 500

Angela Burns – – 07507 844 920

Finn Woodhill- – 07508 725 806