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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Grants?

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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21 hours ago

Sompting Big Local

Have a great bank holiday weekend everyone, enjoy the sunshine. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Sompting Big Local

You can call into the hub tomorrow, Friday 9.30am-12noon & purchase a table tennis bat for one pound each & get a free ball to take to the Hamble Park tennis table & have some fun. Especially as it's half term next week. There are only ten bats available however if there is a demand for them more will be purchased. If you want to book a children's clothes/toys spot at our table sale, June 29th at the URC hall, Cokeham Road, Five pounds a table. Booking forms will be in the hub tomorrow or you can download online. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Sompting Big Local

The SBL minibus has been out again today, for the past few months 'Rory' as we call him, has been taking members of the local sight club to their meeting venue every Thursday. Then he goes along in the afternoon to take them all home again. He's going to have a busy few weeks as we received 2 more bookings yesterday, for next month, in the next 13 days he's booked out for 9 of those days. If your club or group want to know more then contact Emmasbl@outlook.com she will be happy to have a chat. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Sompting Big Local

The video below was presented at the AGM in May and shows just some of the good work SBL and the residents in Sompting are doing to help make Sompting a better place to live.
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2 days ago

Sompting Big Local

A lovely morning in sunny Sompting, went past Sompting rec earlier, the wild flowers are certainly coming to life around the area. If you want a table at SBL children's clothes/toys table sale June 29th you can get an application form online. Or just pop into the hub tomorrow morning until 12 noon.ask for one. Tables cost five pounds. Just bring your good clean items and make a few pennies. A good table sale is always worth a mooch,you usually find a bargain......A local resident contacted us with the suggestion, if successful we shall be looking to holding another nearer Christmas. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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