Place Based Social Action (PBSA) is a joint £4.5m programme between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Big Lottery Fund (the Fund) using National Lottery funding.
PBSA aims to create positive change by enabling people, communities, local non-statutory organisations and the statutory sector to work collaboratively to create a shared vision for the future of their place, and address local priorities through social action.
The programme will support Big Lottery Fund’s commitment to supporting communities to flourish by delivering the change they want to see locally. It will support DCMS’ commitment to enable and build demand for social action to become routine in communities, and in public service design and delivery.
The call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) is open to existing partnerships across England, who have identified or are already working together to address a social challenge or local priority in their area.
We will only accept one EOI from each lower or single tier Local Authority area and it must be endorsed by the Chief Executive Officer of your Local Authority. A full list of these are published on our website. If we receive more than one EOI from a local authority area, we may decide that no EOI from this area will be considered.
Only 20 EOIs will be selected to take part in phase 1. In phase 1, partnerships will receive support and up to £5,000. Ten of these partnerships will be selected to apply for phase 2, with a grant of up to £240,000 on offer. And only 5 of these partnerships will be selected to apply for phase 3, with a further grant of up to £255,000 on offer.
- Phase 1 – for up to 20 areas, support and development, up to £5,000 towards expenses
- Phase 2 – For up to 10 areas, support and development, up to £240,000 grant award
- Phase 3 – For up to 5 areas, up to £255,000 grant award.