Birmingham Community Innovation Fund is welcoming new proposals which can support the three priorities: supporting social participation and loneliness; carers; and preventing homelessness.
The fund is delivered by Birmingham City Council in partnership with Crowdfunder to match funds raised by projects and campaigns through the “crowd”. For proposals which match the priorities and outcomes, Birmingham City Council will provide 50% match-funding up to the value of £10,000. They are looking to invest £200,000 in total over the next six months and full details are available via https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/crowdfund-birmingham.
Since November, the fund has successfully supported five projects and campaigns, pledging £35,000 to match £46,000 raised through the “crowd” (total value of approximately £81,000). A list of projects that have been funded so far can be found via https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/birmingham-community. The funders are very willing to support creative ideas and activity, to understand the broad range of activity which can have a positive impact on adult social care and health outcomes for citizens and communities.
In addition to the funding there is also support and training available via Crowdfunder to help raise awareness of the opportunities and applications for crowdfunding. This includes a brand new series of online workshops, which are taking place on Tuesday 17th April at 5:30pm, followed by 24th April and 1st May at the same time. People can sign up to these Online Crowdfunding Workshops via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-idea-happen-spring-2018-tickets-42983884957.