Micro-fund opens to grassroots community groups in Birmingham

BVSC has just announced the following:

The Brum Recovery Micro Fund is set up with funding from Birmingham City Council and is aimed at unconstituted and grassroots community groups in the city. Groups can apply for between £500 and £2,000 to support activity that responds to the needs of their local community, and which have been amplified as a result of COVID-19. The deadline for the first round of applications is 8 December 2020.

This is to support activity taking place over the holidays and into the new year. There will be a second round in January with a deadline of 20 January 2021 and applications will be accepted until March 2021, or until all funds have been awarded, whichever comes sooner.

The fund can provide support for services such as room hire, training and facilitation, and goods such as equipment or items needed to start or maintain activity. For more information about what can and can’t be funded, please refer to the fund criteria and guidance document, and come along to one of the two Q&A online sessions organised to answer any questions you may have.

Online Q&A: Tuesday 1 December 12:30 – 13:30

Round 1 — application closing date is 8th December.
Round 2 — application closing date is 20th January.
Round 3 — applications will be accepted until March 2021, or until all funds have been awarded (whichever comes sooner).

Go to the BVSC website to book for the online Q&A and to see full guidance and application details.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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