Local Trust is a place-based funder supporting communities to achieve their ambitions.
We believe there is a need to put more power, resources and decision-making into the hands of local communities. This is to enable them to transform and improve their lives and the places in which they live.
We do this by trusting local people.
Our aim is to show the value of long-term, unconditional, resident-led funding. We use our learning to promote a wider transformation in the way policy makers, funders and others engage with communities and place.
In practice we are supporting Big Local partnerships to achieve their ambitions. We are producing great research and storytelling from Big Local to influence and inform policy and practice.
We support My Community and its aim to help residents make the change they want to see in the places they live.