Financial support for community groups


Are you a community group based in Birmingham looking to start a new activity? Here you find a list of funds, organisations and businesses that offer financial support, grants and funding.

Some of these are focusing on specific themes such as the environment, young people or social isolation, some have specific requirements around a specific need or geographic area. It's worth checking back, as we update this list about once a month. See which ones would fit your group and share with others you know would benefit from finding out in your local area.

For (newly formed) constituted groups

Grants for charities or constituted groups and CICs:

The Allen Lane Foundation – Average grants of £6k, max £15k, areas of focus inc Older People, Asylum seekers, ex-offenders - http://www.allenlane.org.uk/
Screwfix Foundation – grants of up to £5k for charities and not for profit groups - http://www.screwfix.com/

See also the below document which you can print out. Kindly provided by Birmingham City Council, updated in June 2021. 

We really recommend taking the time to look through this if and when you need to and when you have chance. There are some bigger opportunities listed within here that may be of interest to organisations, but there are also what looks like it could be of interest to small grassroots community groups.

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