Final 50 areas to receive Big Local funding announced

The Big Lottery Fund has announced the final 50 areas, which will receive funding from its £200million Big Local scheme, including Elmton & Cresswell, Grassmoor & Hasland, Central Boston, and Kirk Hallam in the East Midlands.

The scheme, launched in 2010, is designed to spread funding of at least £1million over 10 years in 150 communities, which have traditionally been overlooked for funding and investment. The residents in these communities are given the power to determine how the funding is spent, working in collaboration with local charities, businesses and public sector bodies.

The 50 areas join the existing 100 areas which have been allocated funding from the Big Local scheme, which is run by the Community Development Foundation-led consortium through the charity Local Trust.

For a full list of areas funded through the Big Local scheme visit