MBLR logoBig Local is a Big Lottery investment which covers 150 local areas in England. Mottingham Estate is a ‘wave 1’ Big Local area and is beneficiary of one of the £1 million investments to be used for the benefit of the community over 10 years. 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 and Clarion Housing. 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.

Community Links Bromley continues to be the Local Trusted Organisation (LTO) for Mottingham Big Local Refocused, responsible for budget, staff and 'community facilitation.'

The current Big Local Plan is below. We expect the Partnership will review this in 2020.

Big Local Plan 2017-20

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Mottingham Big Local Refocused invites proposals for MBLR Support Fund!

Organisations operating within the MBLR area are invited to apply for grants of up to £1,000 to meet identified Covid-19 needs.

Proposals will be assessed on a rolling basis – please submit your Proposal asap and we will seek to issue decisions quickly. The overall application window will close at midnight on 30th June.

Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Evidence of Covid-19 related needs in the MBLR area which will be addressed by the Proposal
  • Capacity to deliver and evidence of previous similar delivery in the area
  • Information provided in support of the organisation and their previous work/projects
  • Costs: these must be reasonable in the context of the content and scale of the Proposal

Timescale: projects will be expected to start within 4 weeks of approval and complete by 1st September.

Proposals for Tutoring provision are also invited as part of this Scheme. Tutoring Proposals will need to satisfy the following:

  • The Proposal must meet the needs of children in the categories of either Special Needs, Primary or Secondary level schooling
  • We will be looking for a learning focused assessment of need, enabling you to create bespoke offers that best suit the needs of the community
  • The Tutor or delivering organisation must provide evidence of appropriate qualifications
  • Safeguarding: documentary evidence of DBS checks will be required
  • Two references to be provided

Completed Proposals should be sent to janew@mottinghamblr.com.

Support Fund proposal form

Support Fund proposal form for tutoring

Map of area covered by Mottingham Big Local Refocused

Please note the delivery focus is for organisations within the MBLR area, as shown by the downloadable map above

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