Evaluation and Learning Partner to the Community Leadership Academy
Local Trust has funded Just Ideas and IVAR to work alongside the new three year Community Leadership Academy in a collaborative and creative way throughout its lifetime. The Community Leadership Academy provides a unique mix of support, training and personal development to Big Local residents making their neighbourhoods better places to live.
Just Ideas and IVAR will together undertake the role of Evaluation and Learning Support Partner throughout this programme. We will help Local Trust learn how best to develop leadership within Big Local and use creative methods to reflect on the process and track change.
Created by Local Trust in partnership with Koreo, the Young Foundation and Northern Soul, the Community Leadership Academy provides structured support for community-led change as part of the Big Local programme and aims to increase understanding and investment in community leadership skills.
The Community Leadership Academy consists of a range of individual and group sessions, including personal coaching, to work on their own strengths and leadership style, develop leadership in others and set strategy.
Running from 2020-21 it is designed to identify and support local residents so they are equipped to shape the future of their communities.
The Community Leadership Academy is a Big Local support offer. Providing at least £1m to each of 150 communities in England, Big Local is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and managed by Local Trust.