Projects between £1,001 and £5,000
Typically, we will award grants to:
- voluntary-led organisations with charitable aims
- registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations
- social enterprises
- community interest groups and companies
- companies limited by guarantee that have charitable aims
We cannot support:
- For profit businesses
- National programmes without a specific benefit to Birmingham
- Projects that are based outside of Birmingham
- Projects within a ward that doesn’t have a Ward Plan
- Projects which have already taken place or items purchased prior to or during a grant application
- Unspecified expenditure for general appeals or fund-raising events/activities
- Requests to build reserves
- Funding for Statutory obligations
- Political activities
To be eligible you should have:
- A management committee (the people who are responsible and make decisions) of a minimum of three unrelated people
- A signed constitution (or set of rules)
- A bank account in the name of your group which requires two signatories / dual authorisation.
- A Financial Policy (a document which lays out how you manage money and payments)
- If you work with children, young people or vulnerable adults you must have a Safeguarding Policy.
- All proposals must comply with the appropriate Covid-19 regulations and guidelines at the time of the project or event.
Small and new groups which are not constituted may apply under the umbrella of another group which will act as a fund holder for the grant. All applications will need a statement from a sponsor. A sponsor could be one of the Neighbourhood Network Schemes, Early Help Voluntary Sector Leads, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council or a local formally constituted community organisation. Groups can also collaborate and apply as ‘collectives’ if there is added benefit for the local community.