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What is Big Local?

“Providing at least £1m to each of 150 communities in England, Big Local is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and managed by Local Trust. In contrast to conventional top down, time-limited, project-led funding, the funding awarded to each Big Local area was provided on the basis that it can be spent over 10-15 years at the communities’ own chosen pace, and on their own plans and priorities” – The local Trust

More about Roseworth Big Local

Our Vision

“Our vision is to have a rosier future in which we have a community and a place that we are proud of.”

Our Aims

  • Communities will be better able to identify local needs and act in response to them.
  • People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future.
  • The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises.
  • People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.

Our Roseworth Big Local Forum

Our forum has 8 volunteer members and is currently made up of local people (who live, work, study or volunteer in the Roseworth Ward) and ward councillors. We are guided by our local people; this can include community groups and places of worship, local businesses, local residents’ committees and partnership boards and local schools.

We regularly consult with our local community and funding is spent in line with the Roseworth Big Local Plan, which is built around the needs and voices of local people.

Catalyst act as our Locally Trusted Organisation (LTO)

Catalyst’s role is to support the residents and members of the Roseworth Big Local in administering the funding as directed by the Roseworth Big Local Partnership Forum. They also provide management for our community development worker.

Some of our key achievements:

  • Joint funded the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) now open to the public on Roseworth
  • Supported Tees Credit Union in running saving schemes in the Ward
  • Joint funded the outdoor gym on Ragpath Lane and funded one year of free personal training with Tees Active
  • Consulted with and lobbied with residents to Arriva; to make route changes to the vital no.15 bus service in Roseworth
  • Invested in our local green spaces and infrastructure; supporting local people to be more involved in green space projects, tree and wildflower planting.
  • Set up Roseworth’s Community Bingo Group.
  • Researched and lobbied on behalf of children’s activities within the ward.
  • And lots more! Click here to find out what else we have done since 2014

Get involved and join in the discussions

Visit our new community website – www.roseworthbiglocal.org.uk

Find out how to join the Roseworth Big Local Forum here

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Have an idea to meet our aims in Roseworth? Apply for a £500 Rosebud grant

Contact Us

Roseworth Big Local, Catalyst, 27 Yarm Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3NJ
General enquiries: info@roseworthbiglocal.org.uk
Phone: 01642 733906

Contact our community development workers:

Claire Andrews
Email: claire.andrews@catalyststockton.org
Phone: 07497151648

Dawn Harper
Email: Dawn.Harper@Catalyststockton.org
Phone: 07983 920963