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The year of opportunity

Local Trust newsletter January 2018

January 2018

New support offers, a fresh approach to learning and networking as well as a host of events and awards - 2018 is shaping up to be a busy, exciting year already

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Updates for Big Local areas

Support for coastal leadership
NEF and Local Trust are working together to build skills in up to 12 Big Local areas on the English coastline.

Shared Assets support offer for Big Local Areas is now open
Big Local areas can now access specialist support for land-based projects

A new approach to Big Local learning
We're changing the way we deliver events for 2018, by establishing 'Learning Clusters' to enable Big Local areas to share and learn more effectively with one another.
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Research and reports

Place matters
Jack Airey, Head of Research at Localis, outlines some of the key trends shaping three distinct communities now and, in the future, in our new report 'Place matters: How communities in England are changing'.
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Legacy - what does it mean to Big Local?
Jeremy Yung, senior researcher at Local Trust, outlines some of the key ideas and themes revealed in our latest report ‘The legacy of Big Local’.
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Change on the coast
Fernanda Balata, Senior Programme Lead for Coastal Economies at the NEF, explains how the new partnership with Local Trust will put coastal communities in control of their future

Imagining Powerful Communities Conference: Proceedings
On 12 December 2017 the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) and Local Trust held a conference at Birmingham University. This conference was an integral part of the Empowered Communities 2020s research which asks: What needs to happen so that communities have power and control over their lives in the future?

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Additional opportunities

Creativity calls
Offering prizes of £12,000+ for undiscovered artists is the new Emerge Award from Zealous. Submissions are free and open to all emerging creatives across 12 categories (art, design, film, performance, writing and more!) who reside in the UK.

ARVAC’s 2018 conference is coming up!
The Association of Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector (ARVAC) are holding their annual conference on Tuesday 6 February in London. The conference will focus on research informing democracy and engagement, with presentations from Nick Mahony (Raymond Williams Foundation) and Paula Black (Nottingham Civic Exchange).

Read the newsletter to find out which Big Local areas have been in the news, our Video of the Month.

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