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Thank you to our colleague Steve Baylis for forwarding details of the following:

Birmingham and Black Country
Communities Fund

Birmingham and Black Country Communities Fund grants are awarded from the earnings of a number of endowment funds, which are created from contributions by individuals, companies and trusts and managed by Heart of England Community Foundation.

The Fund aims to help;

People living in Birmingham and the Black Country who face some form of disadvantage or social exclusion.

Grants can be made for projects that meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Promote health and wellbeing
  • Tackle disadvantage
  • Support local solutions to meet local needs
  • Promote community cohesion
  • Develop sustainable & supportive communities

For more information about this fund read our fund factsheet.

This programme is intended to support smaller groups, with income less than £50,000, who have not received any grant administered by HoECF in the last 12 months.

We will prioritise groups who have not previously received funding from Heart of England Community Foundation own grant programmes or those programmes that we manage and deliver for example Red Nose Day 2015 or ESF Funding.  See our Available Grants for the full list or call us to check.

This programme incorporates the following funds:

  • Jobson James Grassroots Endowment Fund
  • The Heatherlea Grassroots Fund
  • Clarke Wilmott Grassroots Fund
  • Connie Watts Fund
  • Charles Henry Foyle Grassroots Fund
  • Birmingham 100 Club – Endowment Fund
  • Rider Levett Bucknall Grassroots Fund
  • 3g comms Ltd Fund
  • Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra


I trust this is useful and as ever please feel free to circulate as you feel appropriate.

Kindest regards

Edwin :-)


Wider Impact Consultancy, Edwin Lewis