Local Trust & Big Local Trust
Local Trust is the national public face running Big Local across England. Each Big Local area submits its Community Plan to Local Trust for approval in order to receive the first payment from their allocated £1million. Each Big Local area also submits regular financial and evaluation reports to Local Trust to ensure continuity of funding.
Big Local Trust was established by Local Trust and the Big Lottery Fund with a National Lottery grant of £196,873,499. The grant is an endowment, which has to be spent by December 2026. It funds Big Local, supporting 150 communities in England to make their areas even better places to live.
Big Local Trust is a charitable trust with a jointly agreed Trust Deed between the Big Lottery Fund and Local Trust. The Big Lottery Fund is the founder of Big Local Trust. Big Local Trust is a registered charity, number 1145916.
More information about Local Trust and Big Local across England can be found on their website,