Big Local is funding 150 areas around the UK for residents to build lasting, positive change in their community.
As the trusted local organisation, QSA will oversee and guide the funding for the Aberfeldy area in Tower Hamlets, and also help with the delivery of services.
Big Local has awarded £1million of Lottery money to Aberfeldy, a small area in Poplar, Tower Hamlets as part of a wider scheme to support residents in addressing local issues and helping their community to flourish by tapping in their skills, passion and knowledge.
For Aberfeldy, residents will focus on:
- Building a stronger community in the area where people have more opportunities to spend time with their neighbors and share their interests with each other.
- Creating more community spaces where people can mix with each other and have fun.
- Having a bigger say over the regeneration of the area to make sure residents benefit from the coming changes.
After putting ourselves forwards, residents from Aberfeldy selected QSA as the locally trusted organisation, after hearing about our vast experience in handling projects of its kind.
"we felt that the QSA had a long and respected history of work supporting communities in east London. they Are willing to really listen to and get to know the Aberfeldy community."
This is an exciting new challenge for QSA over the next few years. Together with the residents, we will take time to build up confidence from learning about the very best approaches to community development.
Aberfeldy is being supported through Big Local and administered by Local Trust for the Big Lottery Fund.