Evaluating Big Local Community Plans

During 2015 Resources for Change began working to evaluate the local plans submitted to Big Local by local communities. The plans, which are the culmination of usually at least two years hard work by members of the community, show what they propose to deliver with the budget allocated by Big Local. Each community has the potential to draw down up to £1 million over a ten year period in order to effect change in their community, and each one is unique.

Our role is to look at the plans together with any other information the community has produced; this might range from statistical information about the area to a video produced by and with local people. We then (generally) visit the community, meet the partnership of people who have signed up to manage the plan, and discuss this with them.

The role is very much that of a “critical friend” learning how and why the community has come to the conclusions in their plan, and asking them about how it will work, how local people will be involved, and most importantly, how they will know whether it has worked or not. So far we have worked in over 30 communities, and expect to do more as the remainder of the areas involved in the programme submit their plans to Big Local.

For more information about this work please contact Cerys.

information about the work Helen and Irene are doing as area reps can be found here

Big local Plan Evaluations

You can find out more about the communities we have worked with by following the links below to their websites.

East Coseley       St Matthews, Leicester

Distington            CELLS

Bradley                Ridge Hill

Northwood          My Clubmoor   

Scotlands and Bushbury Hill

Goldthorpe         Mossley               

Tang Hall             The Cars             

Wargrave            Westfield              

Whitley                 Little Hulton   

Westwood and Ravensthorpe

Firs & Bromford    Aberfeldy

Sompting             Birchfield

Heath                    Hanwell

Church Hill          Plaistow South

Arley & Ansley Villages

Keighley Valley      Hateley Cross

Palfrey                 Growing Together 

Allenton               Dover Town

Wormholt and White City

Radstock and Westfield

Warsop                Kirk Hallam

L30's Sefton       Inner East Preston

Wecocks Farm    Heston West

Kingswood & Hazel Leys

Grassmoor and Hasland

Brookside          Stoke North

Arches                Worlds End

Marsh & Micklefield

Podsmead          Thurcroft

Elmton, Creswell and Hodthorpe

Prospect Estate      PEACH

North East Hastings