In terms of scale, time horizon and ethos, nothing like Big Local has ever existed.

The £217m originally provided by The National Lottery Community Fund to support this programme is the largest single-purpose Lottery-funded endowment ever made, and the biggest ever investment by a non-state funder in place based, resident-led change.Designed from the outset to be radically different from other funding programmes, at the heart of Big Local is a vision of empowered, resilient, dynamic, asset-rich communities making their own decisions on what is best for their area.


Big Local Areas


Big Local Started


Big Local Finishes