Welcome!

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.

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

To find out what is happening in our area generally, please click here to visit the Ore Community website or follow our Facebook page - Big Local North East Hastings.


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 or email jan@hvauk.org..


Round 2 of Big Local’s Small Grants scheme is now open!

  • Grants of up to £1066 available
  • Open to constituted groups, charities and social enterprises
  • Deadline for Round 2 applications is Monday 27 November 2017

Read “information for Applicants” to find out who can apply, what the grant can be used for, and how to apply.  If you have any questions or need help with your application, please contact our Community Development Worker, Jan Papworth on 01424 444010 or jan@hvauk.org (Mon-Weds).


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

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.