£1m / 10 years / our community

We are a resident-run community organisation, working together to invest our Lottery funding in the best way possible to make Devonshire West an even better place to live and work.


Who are we?

Devonshire West Big Local is a resident run, lottery funded organisation which aims to make Devonshire West a better place to live and work.

In 2012 the Lottery provided Devonshire West Big Local with £1 million to spend over 10 years to better our community.


What do we do?

Devonshire West Big Local offers community groups and local people grants of between £200 and £60,000 to run community projects in the area.


Where is Devonshire West?

Devonshire West is about half of the Devonshire ward, It runs from Beamsley Road to Terminus Road along the seafront, back as far as the railway line and under the curve of Whitley Road.


What have we done so far?

Since 2012 Devonshire West Big Local has supported 32 community groups, funded 52 projects and spend spent almost £331,000 on making Devonshire West a better place to live.


Click on the links below for more background info:

Where is Devonshire West?

What is Big Local?

Who is involved?

The start of DWBL

The DWBL film

The DWBL Plan

Context documents

Local Trust guidance

DWBL downloads