- HAVA Big Local Plan 
- HAVA Big Local Community Profile 
- HAVA Big Local Terms of Reference 
The National Lottery has awarded £1 million to be spent in the Hawksworth Wood, Abbeydales and Vespers area (HAVA) over the next ten years as part of ‘Big Local’. Big Local is a dedicated national lottery funding stream aimed at helping neighbourhoods identify local issues and develop the skills and the confidence necessary to change things for the better.
Big Local is resident-led and we have engaged and consulted with residents and local stakeholders every step of the way. We have great support from a number of agencies, including officers and members from Leeds City Council who have been right behind us from day one, and from our Big Local rep Steve Skinner.
Our Big Local plan very much reflects our needs and aspirations as a community, as evidenced in the various phases of consultation we have carried out, from household surveys to informal chats with local teenagers. As such we are confident it is focussed on the relevant themes and issues within the area. We feel that this investment will help to shape the community and make it an even better place to live.
If you would like to know more about the plan or get involved please get in touch.
Together, we really can make a difference to where we live. If you would like to get involved please get in touch today!
Local Trusted Organisation
All Big Local projects are overseen by a Local Trusted Organisation (LTO) which monitors best practice and proper governance and handles all financial activity on behalf of the community board. Our LTO for HAVA Big Local is The Cardigan Centre, a locally based organisation, rooted in communities, which aims to create sustainable futures, working with local residents to provide services which further the aims of learning, education, social welfare, leisure, recreation and otherwise contribute to wellbeing. The Cardigan Centre is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It is governed by a board of directors and trustees who are accountable to a local open membership and is managed on a day-to-day basis by the chief executive and a team of paid and voluntary staff. For more information visit cardigancentre.co.uk