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.

Resident Led Partnership Winter Activities 2019 - Grants available

Big Local invites proposals from local community organisations to deliver activities that will benefit Big Local residents during January and/or February 2019.

  • Grants of up to £200 are available.
  • Beneficiaries must be people living within the Big local boundary
  • We are open to all ideas but we are particularly interested in providing support to residents to counteract those post-Christmas blues, in whatever form they take.
  • Members of Big Local’s Resident Led Partnership will select up to ten proposals for delivery in January and February.

Who can apply?

Charities, constituted groups, and social enterprises.

How should proposals be submitted?

Please set out your proposal in two or three paragraphs (no more than one side of A4) in a Word document.  Please do not supply any accompanying documents at this stage.

When is the deadline? 

Proposals should be submitted to the Big Local Community Development Worker at jan@hvauk.org by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.  Funding decisions will be announced on Monday 7th January.

If you have any questions you can call Jan Papworth on 01424 444010 on 18th, 19th and 20 December,

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.