Is a community hub right for your Big Local area?

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Lawrence Weston Youth Centre

Long Cross

Lawrence Weston

Bristol

BS11 ORX

United Kingdom

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Is your Big Local partnership thinking about developing a community hub? It could be part of your legacy or just a way of supporting service delivery. It’s an attractive idea and many partnerships have already gone down this route. But is it the right idea for your partnership and your community?

A community hub is a building(s) that is multi-purpose, open, accessible and provides services to meet the community’s needs. It will have a community-led governance structure and might include a social enterprise or income generating activity to sustain services. The hub could be an existing space, or a closed facility that has been reopened, or a new-build. It might be solely occupied by Big Local or shared with several partners. It could be owned, leased or rented.

At this workshop you will hear from communities that have established a hub, and from others that have decided not to establish a hub. It will help you move your own ideas forward. It will tell you what support is available, about the tools that are being developed to help you and what the next steps should be if you decide that a hub is right for your community.

Who is this workshop for?

This hubs workshop is for partnerships that:

  • Find that their activities are repeatedly constrained by a lack of space

  • Are thinking about setting up, developing or taking over a community hub

  • May have carried out some feasibility work but are still exploring their options

  • Have many questions about community hubs but aren’t sure how to answer them

  • Want to learn from the experiences of others in establishing and running hubs both within and outside Big Local

Please note that the workshop is not aimed at partnerships that have already opened a hub or have committed themselves to going ahead e.g. by issuing contracts, appointing builders etc.

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Lawrence Weston Youth Centre

Long Cross

Lawrence Weston

Bristol

BS11 ORX

United Kingdom

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