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We are very pleased to launch the Grant Award Scheme for 2014.  We are seeking applications up to £10,000 from local community and voluntary organisations who want to bring direct benefit to the people living in North West Ipswich.  This year we have up to £40,000 to spend so get your application in now!!!  Please see the Grant Award Scheme page on this website for more information.  This year's closing date is Friday 1st August.  We look forward to receiving your application.

Newsletter for Autumn 2013
The BLT has now moved to a quarterly news letter and you can view our first bumper edition – Find out what happened at the Big Local Event in September, which groups and organisations have recently benefitted from BLT Grant Awards Scheme funding and about upcoming Funding Workshop Sessions that are going to be held.

The Annual Report 2012 - 2013 and the Report from the Chair
The BLT marked the completion of its first year of action at it's inaugural Annual General Meeting held on 10th September 2013. Ron Impey was re-elected as Chair of the Partnership for a second year and presented his report, which shares his thoughts on our progress, a copy of which can be seen here. The BLT Officer also presented the Annual Report, which gives an overview of progress against planned activity for 2012 - 2013.

Download and share The Big Local Event flyer
Remember to stick 14th September 2013 in your diaries - you won't want to miss this!

Groups count the cash as treasure is found in the BLT Community Chest
The North West Ipswich Big Local Trust has recently signed off 10 Grant Awards from the first round of the Community Chest this year, to community groups and organisations working in NW Ipswich. Grants awarded include...

Community Chest goes live on 1st July 2013
The North West Ipswich Big Local Trust has set aside the sum of £15,000 for its first year of operation (Sept 2012 – Aug 2013), which will be made available to local groups and organisations through the Community Chest.

A BIG LOCAL Date for Your Diary: Saturday, 14th September 2013
The BLT Partnership is planning to hold a grand BIG LOCAL EVENT on Saturday, 14th September 2013, at Whitehouse Park, just off Norwich Road, Ipswich. The event will run between 12.00pm and 5.00pm and be a based upon traditional summer fayre with a number of marquees, a variety of stalls, activities and competitions going on throughout the day

£40,000 Grant Award Scheme is launched
The BLT Partnership is now pleased to announce that a further £40,000 has been released. The BLT Grant Award Scheme goes ‘live’ as from 1st March 2013 and applications can be made for two levels of grant funding.

NW Ipswich Big Local Plan gains Seal of Approval
For the last year or so, the North West Ipswich Big Local Trust has worked with local residents to develop a Big Local Plan, which sets out community priorities for investing up to £1 million, over the next ten years. The funding, which has been earmarked by the Big Lottery Fund, has been set aside for the wards of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill to bring about positive change for the area.

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