About The Big Local
The Big Local is run by Local Trust - www.localtrust.org.uk
It is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1milllion to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities.
Sidley was identified as an area of need and as a result £1million was allocated for the area.
The idea behind the Big Local is it’s about bringing 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.
The aim of the Big Local is:
- 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.
Check out the Local Trust website for details of all 150 Big Local areas and other information about the programme.
About Heart of Sidley
The Heart of Sidley started to use its funding in 2014 and is due to finish in 2025.
We continue to work with the community to ensure that we work towards the community's priorities. We formally do this through consultation every 2 years.
Our partnership is made up of residents and those with a business within the Heart of Sidley and supported by Big Local rep and two locally trusted organisations. Click here to meet the team
The Heart of Sidley partnership meet every month. Find out how you can get involved.
The Heart of Sidley Area
Many of our activities are FREE and for the benefit of the whole Sidley community, however our funds can only stretch so far, so in some cases they only apply to those that live in the Heart of Sidley.