Big Local is a Big Lottery investment which covers 150 local areas in England. Mottingham Estate is a ‘wave 1’ Big Local area and will receive an investment of at least £1 million over 10 years aiming to leave a lasting legacy in the neighbourhood.  The Big Local aims to “bring 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 run by a Partnership Board made up of local residents who have voting rights, and people from organisations, local businesses and voluntary and community sector groups who work in the area e.g. Mottingham Community Learning Shop, Castlecombe Children and Families Centre, Affinity Sutton and the Gerald Moore Gallery. The Partnership oversees the development and delivery of all aspects of the Big Local Plan, monitoring progress and promoting Big Local and its activities to the local community and wider stakeholders.

The Big Local Plan outlines the vision and priorities identified by the community and partners during the Big Local development process.  It also looks in detail at the delivery of the programme in years one and two.  The plan outlines the key changes or outcomes expected as a result of the investment in the programme and as a result of a partnership approach to delivery in the Big Local area. The first year of the Plan was between April 2014 and March 2015

The Big Local Plan has been developed through research of work to date in the Big Local Mottingham area, a visioning event, an away day with the shadow steering group, a planning workshop for partnership members including residents and delivery partners to look in more depth at outcomes and deliverables, a consultation exercise with young people and a further follow-up meeting with partners to identify any changes to the plan. 

CLB continues to be the Local Trusted Organisation (LTO), responsible for budget, staff and 'community facilitation.' For further information about Big Local Mottingham, contact Alison Navarro or 02083151915