Opportunities Funding Place Based Social Action Area: EnglandDeadline: 5pm, Tuesday 28 November 2017 Place Based Social Action (PBSA), a joint £4.5m fund from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Big Lottery Fund, 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. Social action is about people coming together to help improve their lives and solve the problems that are important in their communities. It involves people giving their time and other resources for the common good. This can be in a range of forms, from volunteering and community owned services to simple neighbourly acts. 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. 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. For full details and eligibility, please visit the Big Lottery Fund website.