Big Society Network
Communities have always been self-reliant and got things done for themselves, so whatever it's termed there's plenty of this happening in our communities today.
The Big Society Network project, finished 30 September '13, drew volunteers, voluntary and community organisations together to provide a platform to show-case activities, share ideas and good practice.
Jubilee Picnic celebrations in Kegworth
About the project
The Rural Community Council (RCC) with Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) and Voluntary Action Rutland (VAR) successfully obtained funding, in a joint bid, to establish a Big Society Network.
Three Development Officers, each covering Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, appointed by the three organisations for 18 months worked on the project, until September '13.
The RCC's Development Officer Cath Walker worked alongside project partners (at VAL and VAR), colleagues at RCC, voluntary and community organisations and agencies to create a network, mapping activities, organising events, producing tool kits ('how to' guides) and good practice case studies; see pages below:
Litter Pick - Newlands School, Bagworth