Local Trust is a place-based funder supporting communities to achieve their ambitions.
Local Trust believes there is a need to put more power, resources and decision-making into the hands of local communities, to enable them to transform and improve their lives and the places in which they live.
We do this by trusting local people. Our aims are to demonstrate the value of long term, unconditional, resident-led funding through our work supporting local communities make their areas better places to live, and to draw on the learning from our work to promote a wider transformation in the way policy makers, funders and others engage with communities and place.
In practice, we are:
- Supporting Big Local partnerships to achieve their ambitions
- Delivering and commissioning great research, evaluation, analysis and storytelling from Big Local, and using this to influence and inform policy and practice nationally and locally
- Developing new ways to achieve a transformation in the way policy makers, funders and others engage with communities and place.