The story so far…

In 2012 the villages of Puriton and Woolavington were awarded £1million Big Local funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

Our Big Local is known as The Villages Together Big Local and we have worked hard over the years to understand the needs and opportunities in our area; an understanding which has helped us to develop our current Action Plan.

As we emerge from Lockdown this summer, Puriton and Woolavington will see our Villages Together Big Local begin the delivery of its major projects.  These projects will focus on the top priorities that residents have identified through our consultations, engagement events, feedback, and our recent on-line survey, and will include environmental improvements and linkages, community activities and events, and family and community support.

Combined, the priorities reflect our community’s commitment to make Big Local happen in Villages Together – and we’ll be publishing a summary of our plan that will be delivered to every home in the Puriton and Woolavington area.


Task and Finish groups:

We are currently in the process of forming four new ‘Task and Finish’ groups – each focused on one of our priorities; each taking on the delivery of projects that will make a real and lasting difference – and we are looking for more local people to get involved [see our Call to Action].

To find out more about our Task and Finish groups CLICK HERE.


Thank You

On behalf of the Villages Together Partnership, The Local Trust, and SHAL – we would like to say a huge Thank You to the hundreds of people from Puriton and Woolavington who have helped our Big Local so far.

For more information, please contact Jenny Manners and Jon Cousins at villagestogether@gmail.com / 07740 410 232.


Community Grants:

Villages Together Community Grants scheme can provide grants of up to £1,000 for projects and events that make a difference; helping us to respond to our community’s needs, isolation, or loneliness – all made much worse during Covid-19.

If you have an idea for a project, event, celebration, or activity – and are thinking of applying – please visit our Community Grants page, where you will find all the relevant information.

Already making a difference?  Please use our evaluation form to tell us how your Big Local community project is going; to share your thoughts and photos with us and the Villages Together community.


Our Big Local Plan:

Villages Together’s current plan, which also includes a costed vision and legacy statement, can be found HERE.


Social Media:

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