Choose Now Change Lives

funding update

Aims/priorities: Funding is available to support groups delivering projects and activities for the benefit of people in their local communities. This may include:

  • Community groups that bring the local community together, whether it be through sport, art, music or just generally providing a place for people to come together.
  • Homeless charities that help rough sleepers to find shelter and help provide them with the support they need.
  • Food banks that provide food and essential supplies for families or individuals in crisis.

Applicants are invited to submit any idea they may have for a project that would make a difference in their local area and facilitate change that will benefit the community for years to come.

Who can apply? Applications will be accepted from the following:

  • Charities.
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs).
  • Community groups.
  • Lower-tier local authorities.
  • Health authorities.
  • Social housing.
  • Other not-for-profit organisations.

Please note that the following types of organisation cannot be funded through the scheme:

  • Children’s or young people’s charities where the majority of beneficiaries would be under the age of 18
  • Top tier local authorities
  • Individuals

Grant amount: Between £1,000 and £10,000.

Application process: Applications are made by first completing an eligibility questionnaire available on the funder’s website. If the proposed project meets the programme criteria, applicants will be given a link to the application form.  In each round, three groups will be shortlisted, with the overall winner put out to a public vote. Organisations will be notified and the public will cast their votes for the organisation that they would like to receive a grant.

Deadline:  The deadlines for shortlisting are 23.59pm on the following dates:

  • Round One: 9 May 2021
  • Round Two: 18 July 2021
  • Round Three: 26 September 2021

Contact Information:  Tel: 0121 236 8565 Email:

Website address:


£1000.01 to £10,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
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Unpublish Date: 
Sunday, 26 September, 2021