What is the Big Local?

It's your project, run by you, with support from The Local Trust Advisor and the Board elected by you every year.

  • Big Local is a long term innovative programme delivered by Local Trust and funded by the Big Lottery.
  • It's not run by the Council or any other organisation - It's run by residents.
  • It enables and supports residents in 150 small communities throughout England, including Wecock Farm.
  • It’s not a grant programme, we just have to submit a plan. The £1 million is already allocated to the Wecock Farm area.
  • Over 10 years each area will be supported by Local Trust and partners to spend or invest at least £1 million each.
  • It’s not a Government scheme with targets and deadlines. The project is run by residents being accountable to the residents.
  • It brings together all the local talent, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make a difference.
  • Residents identify the issues in their areas that they want to address and work together to create a plan of how to do it!
  • It’s not about short-term thinking – We've got 10 years or more to plan and deliver the best options for Wecock Farm estate.

Wecock Farm Big Local Area

This is the official Wecock Farm area, but obviously the project will include schools and other individuals/organisations from outside the area (click map to enlarge).

WeBigLocal Area: Wecock Farm