Greenmoor Big Local
In 2013 Scholemoor and Lidget Green in Bradford was allocated £1 million to spend on making the area a better place to live as part of a pioneering Big Lottery Fund scheme to put decision‐making power in the hands of local people. This is a 10 year initiative and is an exciting opportunity for residents in the Lidget Green and Scholemoor area to have a say in how that money is spent in their neighbourhood which will make a lasting positive difference to where they live.
Greenmoor Big Local is about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. CNet have been administrating the Greenmoor Big Local project for over four years.
The Greenmoor Big Local Partnership Board consists of 18 voting Board members in total. This includes local residents and ward councillors. The board also has representation from the local voluntary and statutory sector.
The Greenmoor Big Local Community Small Grants Programme is a scheme to support ideas and projects aimed at improving the Greenmoor area. The funding scheme is open to groups, organisations, charities and social enterprises, based in the Greenmoor Big Local area, and whose applications will directly benefit people living in Greenmoor area.
The programme is working well and has made a real difference and has already helped local groups a lot. The Grants panel have worked really hard to make sure the scheme works as well as possible. The Board underwent training to equip them with assessment skills. Guidelines and criteria were developed to help the panel reach informed decisions.
The Board has set up six task groups. The task groups explore what is in the area, where the gaps are, work with other agencies and partners and submit details of projects that they feel will improve the quality of life of the residents of the area, and recommend them for consideration by the Board. The following are the task groups:
- Safer Stronger
- Healthier Happier
- Richer not Poorer
- Cleaner Greener
- Youth Work
- Eastern European Community Engagement