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Big 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, 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.

We have now appointed Yvonne Linton as Engagement and Development Manager, and Jane Walker as Administrator, who will be working with residents to take forward Mottingham Big Local Refocused (MBLR).

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. The Partnership will be reviewing this in 2020.

Big Local Plan 2017-20

Mottingham Big Local Refocused (MBLR) Community Grants 2020

MBLR’s Community Grants programme works to ensure that the Big Local Plan continues to deliver activities chosen by the community.  Grants are available between £250 and £5,000 for projects to be delivered in the MBLR area that fall into one of the following four categories aimed at bringing people together:

  • Community Events
  • Cultural events
  • Weekly activities
  • Regular events involving all ages, people and businesses across the community

If you have an idea we would love to hear from you! Please contact our Engagement and Development Manager

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