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16 September 2014


Big Local Whitley Bay is one of 150 ‘Big Local’ initiatives across the country 
each allocated a £1million budget from the Lottery over a ten-year period by 
the parent organisation: Local Trust (based in London). It offers an opportunity 
to deliver a ‘Plan’ that will help in turning around Whitley Bay and halting its 
Big Local is a community led initiative creating a Project that presents an 
opportunity for all who live and work in a Big Local area, whatever their age, 
culture, background, education or skills, to get together with the resources of 
the extended community and work towards making the town into their ideal 
Big Local’s four outcomes are as follows:
1. Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action 
in response to them
2. People will have increased skills and confidence so that they can 
continue to identify and respond to local needs in the future
3. The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises
4. People will feel that their area is an even better place to live