• Comic Relief Local Communities Programme in Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, Birmingham and the Black Country

    The Heart of England Community Foundation has announced that the next closing date for the Comic Relief Local Communities programme is the 30th November 2016
    Not for profit organisations such as community groups, resident associations, community centres, social enterprises, CIC’s and credit unions can apply for funding of between £1,000 and £5,000 for projects that empower local people enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Organisations can apply for funding to:

    • Improve people’s life skills, education, employability and enterprise
    • Maximise people’s ability to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity
    • Provide people with opportunities to access local services, achieve greater social justice and to reduce inequality, exclusion and disadvantage
    • Advance people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety.

    Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community. A Local Communities grant must be at least 30% of the total cost of the project.
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    Posted on 1st November 2016