Celebrating Communities: A blank canvas of opportunity

Community room with BAME citizens smiling and laughing, a man and woman at the centre of the room arms outstretched in celebration. Published: 7th Sep 2021

The countdown is on until Round Two of Celebrating Communities Small Grants Funding Scheme begins in early September.

With round two of Celebrating Communities Small Grants Funding Scheme due to open on 9 September, Hannah Sparrey, Commonwealth Games Legacy and Policy Manager, writes about how Birmingham residents can get involved in celebrating Birmingham 2022.

The countdown is on until Round Two of Celebrating Communities Small Grants Funding Scheme begins in early September.

For those of you that don’t know, Celebrating Communities is a £2million council fund created to help people celebrate the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The scheme is open to all residents and community groups in each of the 69 wards in Birmingham.

The applications received in Round One uncovered some fantastic ideas, with the successful entries set to be named in the coming weeks. In the meantime, Round Two gets underway on 9 September.

From Northfield to New Oscott, we want every part of our great city to get involved and carry out localised activities to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event coming to Birmingham. Now is the time to start thinking about how you and your friends, family, and neighbours would like to get involved with the Games.

It could be a sports day in your community or a Commonwealth Games street party – it really is a blank canvas of opportunity!

Read more about the application criteria, process, and guidance.

It’s a really exciting time for Birmingham and our residents. We are now less than a year away from the Commonwealth Games and the opportunities that are being created through the Games are the envy of many cities across the world.

Round two applications close on 30 November 2021.

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