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

1 day ago

With Remembrance Sunday next month, wouldn't it be nice if we painted a poppy on pebbles & put them out by our front gate. Another craft idea for the youngsters to do in half term.

1 day ago

The little ones & not so little ones will be on half term next week. Don't forget the SBL design a Christmas card competition is on, closing date for entries is November 9th Not long so get those ... See more

1 day ago

A message from Sussex Clubs for Young People.

Sorry to inform that due to staff sickness Sussex Clubs for Young People will not be delivering their detached Youth Work in Sompting today. They hope ... See more

2 days ago
Channel 4

SBL work with Trevor Crowter a trained first aider to bring classes to Sompting. If you are interested in learning basic first aid contact Emmasbl@outlook.com she will put you in contact for the ... See more

Would you know what to do if your child was struggling to breathe or was choking?

Via Steph's Packed Lunch

4 days ago

Look whose at the Sompting Pumpkin Picking Patch this weekend, pop along & say hello.....