Welcome to Coastal Community Challenge

You can see which grants and Commissioning we have allocated, under "What we've done" Tab. Our Grants and Commissioning.

Paper work for Grants can be found under Other Documents. Big Local

Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1m each to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities. Big Local brings together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.

Big Local is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and managed by Local Trust. Nationally we work with a range of partners to deliver Big Local, building on the skills and experiences of others to provide expert advice and support for residents.

Big Local outcomes

Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them.

People will have increased skills and confidence so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future.

The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises.

People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.

What's it not about

It's not about your local authority, the government or a national organisation telling you what to do.

It's not about individual groups fixing their favourite problem without talking to a wide range of different people who live and work in the community.

It's not about short-term thinking — you've got 10 years or more to plan and deliver the best options for your area.

Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea Big Local is a fantastic area, made up of three adjoining towns, situated along a small part of Lincolnshire's East Coast, altogether with an approximate population of 13,000 growing to 30,000-plus in the holidaying seasons.

Like other coastal areas, there are high levels of deprivation, but the area has equally high levels of community spirit and activity, with residents being particularly friendly, making all visitors very welcome.

Big Local is known locally as Coastal Communities Challenge - C.C.C. We are delighted to have become involved in this venture to invest this £1 million lottery grant. We will use it in order to enrich the lives of the residents of the area. We are keen to develop the good work that has already been going on in the three towns. We will regularly reach out to those that are not involved in this challenge.

We have already supported a number of organisations through our community quick wins, some small amounts to enable small projects to be carried out. We are also keen to help people to 'think big', particularly where we are able to invest and make our funds grow. This will support our desire to think beyond the initial ten years of the program towards a lasting and a sustainable set of assets for the area.

Big Local is administered by Local Trust using over £200 million in funding from the Big Lottery Fund. It was launched in July 2010 to support 150 small urban and rural communities to come together to make their areas even better places to live.

Big Local is targeting areas that may not have been successful in gaining funding and resources in the past. Each Big Local area is receiving at least £1m Lottery funding over at least the next 10 years, along with support, training, and networking opportunities, to help residents develop plans to improve their area and empower them to find solutions that work for their communities.

Local Trust, a company limited by guarantee with company number 07833396 and charity, number 1147511. Local Trust is the corporate trustee of Big Local Trust, a charitable trust with charity number 1145916 established by the Big Lottery Fund and Local Trust to fund Big Local. Local Trust works closely with Big Local areas and partner organisations to support residents to help them make the best use of Big Local and their funding.

For enquiries about Local Trust or Big Local please call "Local Rep" Alister 077680085 or email: Alister.Shaw@CPRuk.net


Star People is an additional source of funding and support for Big Local areas. Star People is delivered by UnLtd, in partnership with and jointly funded by Local Trust.

For award criteria and to find out about the different awards available, please visit the UnLtd website.

Through Star People, we aim to reach out and unleash the energies of people who can transform the world in which they live. We call these people social entrepreneurs.


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