What is Big Local? Big Local is a programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Residents in 150 areas across the country have been offered £1million to help make their communities even better places to live. It is up to the people who live in each Big Local area to decide how their Big Local funding is spent.
Each area has at least 10 years to make a difference in their community. Our Big Local journey started in July 2014 and will end on 31st January 2025 - we have a few extra months added on as Coronavirus has recently affected some of our work!
Why was Catton Grove selected? Some people think that Catton Grove was selected because the Lottery thought our community was a bad area, this is not true!
Catton Grove is a great place to live, but over the years, we have not received our fair share of Lottery funding. The National Lottery recognised this and offered Catton Grove the chance to become a Big Local area.
How much of the £1million is left now? There is just over £½million left to spend, which is great news for Catton Grove! This funding will benefit the community over the next four years.
What will Big Local be doing? We have a Big Local Community Plan which covers our final four years 2021 - 2025. Our Plan has been approved by Local Trust. If you would like to read our Community Plan click here. If you would like to know more about the Big Local area click here.
Do I live in the Big Local area? If you can see your road or street highlighted on the map below, you live in the Big Local area!
How can I get involved? Big Local is led by local residents, for local residents. There are loads of ways for you to get involved. Whatever your age, skills or interests there is a place for you in Big Local. For more details go to our Join Us page.