Big Local lets local residents decide how they want to spend £1 million.

This website will tell you about Big Local, the area and the plans of the resident-led partnership which manages the spending programme.

Could you organise a Big Local fun day?

The Resident Led Partnership (RLP) that runs Big Local in North East Hastings organises a summer programme each year.  This includes a range of activities, mostly for children and young people, that take place within the Big Local boundary.  The summer fun day has proved to be particularly popular with over 250 people attending each year.

This year, the RLP has decided to commission delivery of the event.  It is inviting proposals from constituted community groups, social enterprises and local businesses to put on a fantastic fun day where local families can come together to enjoy a free event.  The commissioning specification, which can be downloaded by clinking on the link to the file at the bottom of this page, describes what should be delivered but there is plenty of room for your imagination and experience to make this another great Big Local event.

The budget for this commission is £7,500 and outline proposals should be submitted by Monday 27th May.  Full details about the fun day, the commissioning process and how to submit your proposal are contained in the specification.  If you would to have a chat about any aspect of this fun day commission, please feel welcome to get in touch with Jan Papworth, Big Local Community Development Worker by calling 01424 444010 or emailing jan@hvauk.org

Facebook and Twitter

Big Local has a Facebook page which is regularly updated with news of our funded activities, events taking place locally, and lots of of other things of interest to people living in and around Ore.  Please visit the page and give us a "like"! 


We have recently reactivated our Twitter account, BigLocalNEHastings, @BigLocalHasting.  Follow us to find out what's going on.

Come and join us!

We are seeking more residents to join the Big Local Resident Led Partnership.  You don’t need any special experience but you should live in the Big Local area and care about what happens to it and the people living in it.  The partnership is a small, friendly group who are all keen to see improvements in the area.  Joining the partnership means attending a monthly meeting (held in the early evening and in the Big Local area) and together with other residents overseeing the delivery of our new action plan.  There are opportunities to get involved with other activities, if you are interested.

For more information contact Jan Papworth, our Community Development Worker on 01424 444010

The new Big Local plan for 2017-20 was endorsed by our funder Local Trust on 12th May 2017

The plan was created by the resident led partnership following a community consultation conducted by a local consortium led by Nick Wates Associates.

Click here to view the new plan and the consultation document. http://www.biglocalnortheasthastings.org.uk/node/58

Expenses for volunteers

Our expenses policy and claim form is available by clicking here.

Local Trust

Big Local is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and managed by Local Trust.  Catch up here with the latest Local Trust news, including what’s happening in 150 Big Local areas across England by clicking here.


Human Fruit Machine Fun Day 2018