We are Fair Share Trust
UK Community Foundations is responsible for using its local giving expertise to ensure the effective implementation of the £50 million UK-wide Fair Share Trust (FST) programme, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.
In 2003, the Fair Share Trust was born. Our mission is to build stronger communities by unlocking the potential in areas that had not previously received their 'fair share' of Lottery funding. The FST vision is to leave a positive lasting legacy by building confidence, community skills, experience and networks to improve local neighbourhoods. We support local communities to make their own changes, putting decision making into their hands.
- to build capacity - the confidence, skills and experience of individuals and communities;
- to build social capital - the networks, relationships and contacts of individual, voluntary and community groups and statutory bodies within communities;
- to enhance liveability - the physical space in which communities exist;
- to improve sustainability - a positive lasting legacy.
NE Lincolnshire Local Evaluation
This film is part of the local evaluation of Fair Share Trust in NE Lincolnshire and features funded projects, local panel and community members speaking of the difference the programme has made in the communities of East and West Marsh. Watch more Fair Share Trust videos at: youtube.com/fairsharetrust
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Our 28 local agents cover the UK, serving 80 of its most deprived neighborhoods
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- £50 million of Big Lottery Fund money put into Fair Share Trust
- £51.5 million (99% of the total allocation after interest earned) spent by the end of February 2013 in our neighbourhoods, and an extra £0.5M committed to projects
- £21+ million additional money attracted to our neighbourhoods because of our original commitment