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Big Local Central Jarrow

What is Big Local?

Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1m to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities. 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.

Big Local is being run by Local Trust which is an independent organisation working with £200m from the Big Lottery Fund and a range of partners providing expert advice and support to the local community.

Big Local Central Jarrow is part of Phase 2 of the Big Local initiative announced on the 29th February 2012.

The first Interim Steering Group meeting was held on the 4th July 2012 as a result of work undertaken by the Big Local representative.   The Partnership Board produced their terms of reference and set out on the journey of getting people involved, exploring the Big Local vision for Central Jarrow and forming the Big Local Partnership for Central Jarrow. 

There have been many consultation events including a Christmas Party, Tea Dance, and attendance at other local events.

The Partnership prepared a profile of the Central Jarrow Area, and submitted a Plan based on the consultation work to Local Trust for approval. The plan has now been accepted and the first year’s money has been drawn down. Three projects were tendered and launched in the first year, these are

Download the Training Application & Criteria here.

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View the Partnership Board Meeting Minutes Here

There is also a Community Grants scheme where community groups can apply for up to £500 for projects that support the community of Central Jarrow.

New Ideas Project

Initial Proposal

New Projects Flowchart Dec' 16

New Ideas Project Application

New Ideas Terms of Reference

For more information or enquiries please contact Anne Corrigan on 0191 428 1144, email or visit 

Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle is the Local Trusted Organisation for the Big Local Central Jarrow.

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