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.
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. You can see more examples in the Social Action Typology below and by going to the GOV.UK Enabling social action website.