Little Hulton Big Local

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Little Hulton Big Local has one million pounds to invest to achieve its vision.

We believe we have made a good start in delivering our vision and priorities and that we are now on a launch pad to achieve even more in Little Hulton.

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How much of the million has been spent?

Total Spend to 30th September 2019 was £666,013.

Plans for how we invest our million pounds are contained in our community plan. In 2017 we produced a new three-year plan, you can read it here. 

The work of Little Hulton Big Local is overseen by a partnership board that meets on the first Monday of every month. You can view the minutes from these meetings at the bottom of this page. 51% of board members must be Little Hulton residents. We always welcome new residents to join our board, if you are interested please contact us.

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Total expenditure 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2019 was £211,325.95. From 1st October 2018 – 30th September 2019 we were working on year two of our new Three Year Plan.

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Our Priorities and Achievements

We have been working on our three original priorities:

  • Community Centre / Hub
  • Young People
  • Employment and Wellbeing

We have also identified three new priorities through our community consultation in the lead up to us writing out new plan in 2017. These are:

  • Activities that support people’s mental health, happiness and wellbeing
  • The environment
  • Activities for older people / intergenerational activities

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In 2018 - 2019 our key achievements have been:

  • Continuing to develop a representative functioning Partnership Board
  • Completing a feasibility study to develop Peel Park Pavilion and Peel Park
  • Registering a New Charity; CommUNITY Little Hulton a CIO Registered in June 2019 Charity No 1183894
  • Engaging a firm of Architects to work with Board Members to develop a set of plans to take our ideas for Peel Park Pavilion through to planning permission
  • Through the Charity start to secure funding to sustain the work of Little Hulton Big Local into the future
  • Providing support to other organisations in Little Hulton to develop through our grants schemes, community hub, and partnership with UNLTD and through the work of our team of staff and volunteers
  • Supporting Youth Unity to grow and develop with more children attending our Tuesday session, encouraging young people to have a voice through focus groups and the delivery of Youth Unity in the park sessions during the summer holidays
  • Extending support available in Little Hulton for young people not in education, employment or training through our partnership work with Sale Sharks
  • Ensuring continued support for Little Hulton residents to access training and employment through our grants and one to one support
  • Being an inclusive organisation that aims to go above and beyond to make a difference in Little Hulton
Look after where you live

The Future

A million pounds is a huge amount of money but it won’t last forever and Little Hulton Big Local wants to create a legacy.

A physical legacy in the shape of a re-developed Peel Park Pavilion. We believe that by developing the Pavilion this will be a catalyst that will change the way people view and use the park which will in turn create a proud community asset.

Peel Park Pavillion

More importantly we also want to create a vehicle to ensure a resident led organisation continues grow and thrive in Little Hulton. We want local people to continue to have a voice so we can attract new money into Little Hulton to develop the priorities and aspirations Little Hulton Big Local identified through our continuous community consultation.

CommUNITY Little Hulton

Community Little Hulton

To achieve this, we have established a new Charity ‘Community Little Hulton’ which is membership CIO.

CommUNITY Little Hulton was set up by local Little Hulton residents as a legacy organisation of Little Hulton Big Local with aims to sustain and develop the Youth Unity Youth Club, develop a permanent community hub within Peel Park Little Hulton and to continue to develop activities and services to enhance the community’s wellbeing.

CommUNITY Little Hulton’s mission is to inspire today’s youth and to bring the community together to enhance everybody’s wellbeing.

We registered with the Charity Commission on 14 July 2019 and held a community launch event in September 2019.

Since then we have been working on a number of projects to develop Peel Park in Little Hulton including working on a project to develop a new bike track and a project to develop Peel Park Pavilion as a permanent community hub for Little Hulton.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the charity has focused its time and resources on ensuring we stay connected with our young people and that people in need in the community have access to food and other essentials.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic we have raised over £71,500 in funding to support essential work in our community.

What difference have we made?

Food and other essentials

We have delivered over 58 emergency items, most of these to local people’s door steps, supporting 170+ people.

In August 2020 the local food pantry closed so we stepped in to fill the gap by providing food parcels on a Wednesday. We have been regularly providing up to 50 parcels a week reaching over 160 people.

We have developed a small food hub enabling us to work in partnership with other local groups including Walkden and Little Hulton Step into Action, Bethany Church and Women with Wings to help ensure food reaches those in need.

We would not have been able to provide food to our community without the help of Fare Share Greater Manchester, Farnworth and Kersley Food Bank, Bethany Church and Christ the King Church Walkden.

We have been working with Visit from the Stork to develop a baby essentials hub, providing part time work for a local resident and delivering 141 packages of nappies and other baby essentials across Little Hulton and Walkden.

Staying Connected with our young people.

In June we delivered 90 play packs for 197 children and we delivered a second round at October half term this time delivering 120 packs reaching 265 children.

We have received amazing feedback:

“To all the Youth Unity workers. Thank you so, so much for everything you gave me!

I really liked the Lego! And the slime. You really made my day! Thank you!

It was very nice of you to give that to all the children, that would have made them really HAPPY.”

During the summer we worked as part of a local partnership to deliver detached activities on local parks.

We also supported a bike maintenance project over the summer at Peel Park Pavilion.

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We know it might be some time before our large youth club can open again, but by working within National Youth Association guidance we have been able to work with smaller groups of young people, during September and October working with Maverick Stars Boxing, SCL and Walk the Plank at Peel Park Pavilion.

We have now secured funding from BBC Children in Need Covid Next Steps program to offer small group activities across Little Hulton and Walkden until March 2022.

These will always be delivered in line with guidance around delivering and managing youth sector activity and spaces during Covid 19.

The Future

We have worked hard to ensure Peel Park Pavilion is a Covid-19 safe venue to be able to offer activities for our young people and want to thank Domestic Lifestyle Management Ltd for donating two hours cleaning a week.

Work with Adults

Lots of activities designed to help adults stay connected and reduce social isolation have had to close during the pandemic. We want to continue to find ways to help people stay connected in this social distanced time and when thing do move forward to help people have the confidence to reconnect with their community.

Bike track

The Bike Track

In 2021 we will see the development of a new Bike Track on Peel Park.

The project was recently featured in the Manchester Evening News

Salford bowling green set to be turned into community bike park with BMX track - Manchester Evening News

The Pavilion

We are still dreaming big - we have put our plans to extend the pavilion in for planning permission and we plan to continue to develop this project in the future.

Donations

Buy a Brick

How can you help?

  • Join the Little Hulton Big Local Board
  • Become a Trustee of the Charity, we still need a few more people to do the work needed to make our dreams for Peel Park become a reality
  • Become a Member of the Charity, anyone who supports our ideas is welcome to become a member
  • Buy a Brick by contributing £10. You can have your name on a brick at the new building
  • Help by introducing us to local businesses who can sponsor the Building or our Youth Project or donate materials or labour to help build the new building
  • Support our Wednesday Food Club by donating cans, toiletries or dry goods
  • Support our annual Christmas Toy Appeal by donating a toy or game
  • Drop donations off at the community hub 27 – 29 Little Hulton District Centre between 9.30 am – 3.30 pm. Monday – Friday.

If you can help please contact Alison Jones by email at alison.jones@salfordcvs.co.uk or by telephone on 0161 790 7072 or drop in the Community Hub 27- 29 Little Hulton District Centre M28 0BA.

Read our full Annual report to find out more... 

Find out about Little Hulton Big Local and Peel Park here...

Contact Little Hulton Big Local

littlehultonbiglocal@yahoo.co.uk

0161 790 7072

Community Hub, 27-29 Hulton District Centre, Little Hulton, Salford, M28 0BA

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