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
Volunteer Centre - Community Works

This is helpful if you are part of a local organisation looking for volunteers!

📢 Calling all local organisations 📢

✅ Advertise your volunteer roles on our website and social media to reach more local people looking to volunteer NOW.

✅ No computer skills needed! ... See more

3 hours ago
EPIC Sompting

Any budding young photographers out there!? We have a photography session at the EPIC site offering practical tips on wildlife photography for families & teens.

Monday 17th Aug, EPIC site, 10.00 am ... See more

5 hours ago

The SRWA Allotment Club has their allotment several hundred meters away from the school site, so how in hot weather so how do you keep access to water there?
Trevor explains " every few weeks we ... See more

9 hours ago
CBeebies House - Cress Heads

It may be allotment week, but don't need an allotment to grow things!
Have a go at these- you can use egg shells instead of yogurt pots!

Join Rebecca and learn how to make your own cress head.

1 day ago
First Aid for Families

We still have a session available on Friday Morning for our FREE First Aid for families course.
To keep you, your family and our trainer safe, the course will run with just your family!
For more ... See more

We are running First Aid training session for upto 5 people (2 adults and 3 children). The session is tailored for 7-11 year olds but any age can join in. The sessions include: -What is First Aid? ... See more