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BIG Assist approved supplier

BIG Assist approved supplier

Rocket Science announced as BIG Assist approved supplier

BIG Assist is a programme for infrastructure organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; delivered under contract to the Big Lottery Fund by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).

The programme works to support infrastructure organisations based in England, to be more efficient, effective, sustainable and better able to adapt to the current and future operating environment. For more information on the BIG Assist programme visit the BIG Assist website:

Rocket Science have been approved as a BIG Assist Supplier to offer support to infrastructure organisations. We can be found in the BIG Assist ‘marketplace’ here

This recognition builds on the work we have done supporting a range of voluntary sector organisations and infrastructure to support their organisational development and resilience as well as their impact and income modelling.  You can find out more about our range of support here.

For more information contact James Turner in our Newcastle office or Caroline Masundire in our London office.

Future of support for rural communities in Scotland

Future of support for rural communities in Scotland

Our review of support to rural communities for the Scottish Government has been published this week.

Rocket Science was commissioned to review the advice and support on funding that is available to rural communities in Scotland, with a specific focus on the role, performance and future of Rural Direct, a national information service provided by Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) on behalf of Scottish Government.

The review highlighted that the most useful type of support for communities is that which is provided by communities themselves who have been through the process of starting up and developing rural projects.  A finding we made when we researched the needs of communities for the new Village SOS programme we are delivering with our partners ACRE and Rose Regeneration and in Scotland with Forth Sector and Senscot.

For more information on the report contact Richard Scothorne

For more information on support for rural communities in Scotland through Village SOS contact Clare Hammond