This spring we are heading out and about as we hope to join up more of our grant holders across Scotland.
Today the Looking to Local roadshow arrives in Hamilton. We’re in town providing an opportunity for projects that share the same place to get together and share ideas, issues and to learn from each other.
Earlier this month we kicked off the roadshow in Kilmarnock with over 30 of our funded projects local policy makers, third sector support agencies and key stakeholders from the local council and community planning partnerships to look at how we can help groups become better connected in the future.
Grantholder Gillian Ferguson shared her experiences of being a Big Lottery Fund grantholder last time around. She said:
“It was great to be in the same room as so many inspirational projects and with people I might be able to work with more in the future. Sometimes it’s easy to focus on your own project but the Looking to Local event has really help everyone see how we are all connected together.”
In addition to bringing our grantholders together today we’re hoping we can gain a better idea of how we at the Big Lottery Fund can be more connected as we develop our new funding programmes which will form the basis of who, what, where and how we fund over the next five years.
Keep in touch with today’s event on twitter @BIGScotland or #Look2Local
Next stop for the roadshow is Dundee in April with venue and date to be confirmed.