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This Group is to discuss the BIG Lottery Fund's People Powered Change programme. More details on the programme at http://www.peoplepoweredchange.org.uk

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Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2011

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Questions for Peter Wanless, CEO of the BIG Lottery Fund

Started by John Popham. Last reply by Cathy Aitchison Mar 30, 2011. 28 Replies

On Friday 25th March, the BIG Lottery Fund is launching People Powered Change, which it describes as "activities that focus on creating  new social capacity by:building on existing skills among…Continue

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People Powered Change needs ppchange communications

Started by David Wilcox. Last reply by Jeff Mowatt Mar 28, 2011. 7 Replies

I blogged this at Socialreporter.com The launch of Big Lottery's People Powered Change, which I wrote about earlier and have just…Continue

People Powered Change and Big Society

Started by David Wilcox. Last reply by chris conder Mar 22, 2011. 1 Reply

This is a post I wrote for socialreporter.com With the launch this week of People Powered Change, the Big Lottery sets out its plans for a distinctive…Continue

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Comment by David Wilcox on November 28, 2011 at 11:21

I've just posted an update on the exploration of People Powered Change that John Popham, Drew Mackie and I have been doing for BIG. http://oursociety.org.uk/profiles/blogs/ideas-from-an-exploration-o...

Comment by John Skrine on March 24, 2011 at 9:53

There’s a lot of talk and energy about new ideas and online techniques for building communities.  But let’s not forget what we already know works, and encourage People Powered Change to continue to support the networks and people who’ve been working in and for communities for years – because the cuts mean they are in danger of becoming an endangered species.  Grassroots community activity needs gardeners to help it flourish, people who know how to water the ground, what grows best in that soil, and where to go for the best plants. I understand that BIG in the East region is supportive of its regional community development network, and the network developing from the regional empowerment partnership there.  So my question for Peter Wanless is:  will People Powered Change be prepared to focus on the infrastructure supporting communities, as well as individual community groups, and how does he see that developing?

 

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