Welcome to the website for Big Local North East Hastings. Big Local lets local residents decide how they want to spend £1 million over the next 10 years.
To find out what is happening in our area generally, please click here to visit the Ore Community website or like our Facebook page - Big Local North East Hastings.
Round 2 of the 2016/17 Small Grants Scheme is now open. The deadline for applications is 09 January. Please see our Small Grants page for more information.
Big Local residents are putting on a pantomime at the Ore Centre. Performances run daily from Thursday 26th January to Sunday 29th January and tickets are free for local residents! (There is a refundable booking fee of £2 per ticket.) Tickets will be available in December. Check this website for the date of release and places where you can get tickets.
Our 3-year plan was endorsed by Local Trust on 11th July 2014. You can see and download our area profile and the 3-year plan by clicking here.
Our vision is that in 10-years’ time North East Hastings will be a good place to grow up in, a good place to raise a family, a good place to earn a living, a good place to enjoy leisure time and a good place to grow old.
Our priorities in the next three-years are to:
• Improve area co-ordination, and support community centres and groups to make best use of the resources we already have
• Provide more free or low cost opportunities to improve learning and skills
• Improve support for young people and vulnerable and isolated adults
• Support leisure, health and environmental initiatives
• Support initiatives that will help improve the economic outlook.
From April 2017 a new plan will be in force and until then the Resident Led Partnership will be consulting with residents to establish what is important to local residents. Early indications from questionnaires completed at Sandown Fun Day in August 2016 show that things to do for children and the future of the pool at Sandown School are both concerns for parents in the Big Local area. Keep an eye out for future consultation activity.
Our expenses policy and claim form is available by clicking here.
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
In April 2016 Local Trust brought in its first independent evaluators. Their job was to assess how well things were going – to look at areas' progress and whether Big Local partnerships across the country are starting to make a difference, and what kinds of things have helped and hindered areas in their Big Local journeys. The big question was – is Big Local working? To answer that and lots of other questions, the independent evaluators heard from over 400 of the people most involved in making Big Local happen and studied the progress being made in more than 100 Big Local areas. You can read the key findings and the full report on the Local Trust website by clicking here. To read Local Trust's April 2015 update on learning and research click here.