Big Local

Big Local is funded through a 10yr £1m grant a matched funding from Hammersmith United Charities. WCE was appointed as the trusted Local Organisation to host and administer the Big Local Programme.

Big Local (BL) has formed excellent links with hundreds of local people over this first year of the Project. Many of them have become invaluable volunteers and advocates of the Big Local ideal and are now involved in a variety of ways, from planning events to chairing or running meetings. From this vibrant volunteer base BL has established five resident-led management committees for five of our core projects.

These residents have been involved in drawing up project briefs, commissioning and leading on important decisions involving expenditure. As well as this, BL has developed a resident led partnership board to include new resident members Andreene Eaton, Caroline Halliday and Juan Miguel. BL has also co-opted residents from neighbouring communities Caroline Kennedy, Mahdi Aadan and Sagal Osman.

Key strands of the Big Local programme include:

  • Open Spaces
  • Children and families
  • Befriending
  • Community Chest
  • Running the W12 festival
  • Youth Bank