Volunteering and Big Local: Who volunteers in Big Local communities, what they do, and why

Big Local is a resident-led funding programme providing groups of people in 150 areas in England with £1.15m each, to spend across 10 to 15 years to bring about lasting change in their neighbourhoods. In Big Local areas, resident-led partnerships identify local priorities and decide how the money will be spent in their areas.

This report is about the residents who give up their time to volunteer in their local communities. It explores the characteristics of volunteering linked to the Big Local programme, and how Big Local areas encourage and support that volunteering for the benefit of residents and communities