Allenton is one of 150 areas that have been awarded £1 million to make a lasting and positive difference in the community.
“Big Local” funding is a 10-year programme with the aim of making a significant difference to the local area and long-lasting change to the lives of the people who live and work in the area. You can read more about what Big Local is all about here.
It’s an exciting opportunity for residents around England to use at least £1 million to make a positive and lasting difference to their local community. The Allenton Big Local project is about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.
Big Local is being run by Local Trust, which is working with over £200m from the Big Lottery Fund and a range of partners, providing expert advice and support for residents.
The four programme outcomes for Big Local are:
Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them
People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future
The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises
People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.
Big Local is just over half way through its life with some wonderful and powerful stories to tell of resident led action and change.
All investment within Big Local areas and the activities being funded must be completed by 31 March 2026. Any remaining money will be returned to the National Lottery. No funding can be put aside for activity or organisational support beyond March 2026. (Additional money that local areas raise through or on the back of Big Local can be used without conditions from Local Trust.) It’s possible and perfectly legitimate for your Big Local area to finish funded activity before March 2026 and such areas will have the continuing opportunity to remain part of the Big Local community and take part in learning and research activity.