Registered with the FCA as Distington Community Trust

Helping to make Distington an even better place to live

Welcome to our Distington Big Local Website! Here you can find out more about Big Local including our current projects. There are also a number of ways you can get involved with Distington Big Local.

Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use a £1 million Big Lottery investment to make a lasting positive difference to their communities.

Our Latest News!

Our plans for a housing scheme in Distington are one step closer to becoming a reality! We have changed our company structure to a Community Benefit Society and are now registered as Distington Community Trust. Why not become a member and get more involved in what we do? You must be over 18 to join, membership costs £1. Please contact simon at to sign up.

Our next AGM will be held via Zoom on Monday 12 April 2021 at 6pm . Time: Apr 12, 2021 06:00 PM London. Go to the ‘Document’ page to view our Annual Report April 2021. If you have any questions for us at the AGM please email by 8am on Monday 12 April.

COVID-19 – Universal Credit

Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. If you need support to apply for Universal Credit, here is a useful guide to help local people navigate claiming Universal Credit.


Distington Big Local are delighted to announce that we have been presented with the Geoff Brown Innovation Award!! The award was presented to us by ACTion with Communities in Cumbria on 30 October 2019.

It is to recognise innovative community projects and we received it for our community led housing development scheme.  Well done to all our volunteers for their years of hard work on this project to date.

Distington dementia homes plans