10 years to make a positive difference to the community

Driven by residents

Helping the community to grow

Welcome to the Sompting Big Local website

Sompting is one of 150 areas in England to be awarded £1 million, to make a lasting and positive difference in the community Sompting Big Local is all 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. To find out more about Big Local, please click here.

Take a look at the 4 minute clip of how exciting Big Local opportunities can be for all residents click here.

What’s going on?

Find out the latest upcoming events for Sompting

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Who are we?

Read more on what the Big Local scheme is all about

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Find out if your group is eligible for our small grant scheme

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Making Sompting a more united community, and a better place to live, work and play.

Run by the Local Trust, Big Local is working with over £200m from the Big Lottery Fund and a range of partners, to provide expert advice and support for residents.

The four programme outcomes for Big Local are:

  • Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action 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.

To find out how you can get involved in Sompting

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Sompting Big Local Partnership Member Application Form

Video first shown at the AGM in May 2019.

The video opposite highlights just some of the grants that have been allocated in 2018/2019. It was presented at the AGM in May 2019 and shows the work that SBL and the local Sompting Community have been doing to make Sompting a better place for all our residents.
If you have ideas and suggestions, or wish to apply for a grant, please get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you.

How to Get involved

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Sompting Big Local’s Facebook Page

3 hours ago
EPIC Sompting

As part of this weekend's RSPB 'Big Garden Birdwatch' we're joining Sompting Parish Council to do a bird survey in the grounds of the Harriet Johnson Centre (Old School House, Loose Ln, Sompting, ... See more

15 hours ago
Lancing group for people with Sight Impairment

A much needed & well attended local club. The SBL minibus has the pleasure of collecting members once a week, taking them to & from the group back to their homes, no waiting for a bus! Our ... See more

We had VIP visitors at the club today. Nick Demetriades CEO of 4Sight Sussex plus Naomi Towns and Kirstie Thomas 4Sight and the leader of West Sussex County Council. Such a pity we had 3 members off ... See more

1 day ago
The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

Adur Outdoor Activities Centre half term programme.

2 days ago

If anyone near Sompting/Lancing sees a couple of black Carrera Vulcan bikes for sale, let me know as both ours got stolen last night! Thanks!

2 days ago

What to know more about Sompting Big Local?