Projects between £1,001 and £5,000

Funding themes

Our fund aims to provide grants up to £10,000, to support local community groups, charities, voluntary-led organisations and projects within every ward across Birmingham.

We will und a broad range of projects that show alignment to one of the following themes:

Getting Active – encouraging communities to get out and get active by participating in sports and recreational activities.

  • e.g. Active mobility: provide opportunities for increasing population activity through walking and cycling
  • e.g. Community Games and sports days: Bring your community together for a celebration with sports and arts activities. For example, coordinate a Commonwealth Games themed sports day for residents of all ages to participate in. Provide communities with the means and opportunities to utilise leisure time in a healthy and productive way
  • e.g. Active streets and parks: Develop projects that enable communities to be active and connected in their streets, parks and open spaces

Ready, Steady, Fun – delivering community projects to ensure your local area is Games ready, and hosting community celebrations to develop active citizenship and reduce loneliness and social isolation.

  • e.g. Games Ready: Deliver community volunteer projects to get local areas ‘games ready’. For example, spring clean of streets and green spaces, planting. Commonwealth themed flower displays, displaying Commonwealth flags and bunting/memorabilia around the local area
  • e.g. Celebrating Communities and fun: Work with our diverse communities to ensure that we deliver a range of celebratory events, such as street parties and picnics, that help to connect our citizens and foster civic pride.

Celebrating Culture – developing community led cultural events and initiatives that encourage intergenerational activities. Proposed schemes must harness the power of culture to bring people together, celebrate their identities, and the culture, heritage and stories of their communities.

  • e.g. Birmingham’s place in the Commonwealth: An honest acknowledgement of Birmingham’s legacy; The stories of Birmingham and its residents – Birmingham’s unheard histories
  • e.g. Projects that connect neighbourhoods and communities together. For example, projects like ‘Who is Your Neighbour’
  • e.g. Increase pride in ‘being a Brummie’ and sharing the stories and experiences of all communities