The Big Local Trust


At least £1 million of lottery good cause funding is to flow into Winterton, North Lincolnshire, as the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) announces the first 50 areas across England to benefit from its Big Local Trust programme.

BIG is investing up to £200 million over the next ten years to help turn up to 150 urban and rural neighbourhoods into better places for everyone to live.

The targeted neighbourhoods have all been selected following extensive analysis and discussion and are all places where people face many social obstacles and have a history of difficulty in obtaining resources, including funding from BIG, to help overcome them.

Vanessa White, Big Lottery Fund Head of Region for Yorkshire and The Humber, said: “The Big Local Trust is a dedicated Lottery funding stream to help people in places such as Winterton to identify local issues and to develop the skills and confidence necessary to change things for the better.

“We hope that by securing funding for the long-term and by offering a commitment to providing dedicated local support, the Big Local Trust will bring lasting positive changes to Winterton and its residents.”

An independent charitable trust  Winterton 2022 was set up to run the programme.

In the meantime BIG will be working with a wide range of local organisations in each of the first 50 neighbourhoods. At least 50 more areas across England will be selected by BIG in the next 12 to 18 months to benefit from the programme.

The programme builds on BIG’s commitment to pioneering flexible, long-term and locally determined approaches such as the Fair Share programme, which since 2002 has been investing £50 million in 80 neighbourhoods across the UK.

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