As we reached the end of the original national Big Local funding in July 2023, the way that Dover Big Local works has needed to change. Dover Big Local CIC has been successful in bidding for new lottery funding through the Reaching Communities programme, but this funding enables us to offer directly delivered projects. These can be run in partership with other organisations and we can commission groups and facilitators to create workshops and groups for us, but Dover Big Local is no longer able to grant fund other organisations work.

We are delighted to have supported and seed funded many Dover groups and events with the original Big Local funding, and continue to partner and network with many of these organisations today.