About us

The people and organisations involved in the Big Local

The Local Trust

Big Local Trust was established by the Big Lottery Fund with a National Lottery grant.

Local Trust’s mission is to enable residents to make their communities and their areas even better places in which to live. They do this by helping them develop and use their skills and confidence to identify what matters most to them, and to take action to change things for the better, now and in the future.

The Big Local project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and managed by Local Trust. Nationally they work with a range of partners to deliver Big Local,  providing expert advice and support for residents so that communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them.

The World’s End and Lots Road (WELR) Big Local Partnership

The WELR Big Local Partnership is made up of residents and Stakeholders who meet once a month to determine the best way to achieve the WELR Big Local’s stated objectives. Any local resident can become a member of the Partnership.

The Local Trusted Organisation

The locally trusted organisation is the organisation nominated and endorsed by the partnership to administer and account for the distribution of Big Local funding and/or deliver activities or services on behalf of the WELR Big Local partnership.

The locally trusted organisation for your area will receive 5% of the total annual draw down towards partnership running costs or grant administration. This is in addition to your area’s £1m. This is usually paid to the locally trusted organisation towards their cost of administering and accounting for the funding.

The Local Trusted Organisation for the World’s End and Lots Road Big Local area is St Mary Abbots Rehabilitation and Training (SMART).

Volunteers

Volunteers are local residents who wish to get involved in the work of the WELR Big Local. This can range from running projects alongside the Partnership to simply helping out with various events and projects.

 Stakeholders

Stakeholders are those organisations currently located in or working throughout the World’s End and Lots Road area. Examples of Stakeholder organisations would be the Chelsea Theatre, the World’s End Youth Center (EPIC), the TMO, the Under-5s Centre, Age UK, City Living and the Kensington and Chelsea Society amongst others…