Funding BVSC provides support for organisations looking to identify new income streams and business development approaches that will help your organisation to grow and thrive. Engage for Funding Network Any individual working in the voluntary, community, faith or social enterprise sector in Birmingham is invited to join our network and take part in our weekly webinars. These informal, friendly sessions take place between 1 and 2pm every Monday. By joining you'll be first to hear the latest information on live funding opportunities, get hints and tips for application success and meet and engage with a range of guest speakers who can help your organisation to succeed. All sessions are hosted by Tony Carr of 4front Partners on behalf of BVSC. Each session is recorded, so if you miss one, you can catch up online.Watch past webinars Sign up below to join the network and to receive regular emails announcing forthcoming sessions. Join our Network Engage for Funding Engage for Funding is a Funding Search Portal available to BVSC Members whose annual turnover is less than £1m. Registration will give you immediate, free and unrestricted access to our comprehensive database of funding opportunities and business advice services. You can browse or search for funding, generate reports, access news items in full and set up alerts to receive updates regarding suitable funding opportunities. Use the link below to access the funding portal and sign up by clicking 'Register now' on the top right hand side of the page. Get some hints and tips about getting the most from the portal by watching this webinar recording. Funding Portal Birmingham Community Lottery BVSC launches the Birmingham Community Lottery in early 2024, an exciting new fundraising initiative for the city. The lottery will be a great way for people to support good causes whilst having fun, and getting the chance to win cash prizes! Get involved! BVSC Accelerator Programme The Accelerator Programme is a multi-module curriculum of support for people working in the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector looking to develop their Business Development approaches and generate income from competitive bidding processes for both contracts and grants. Our first Accelerator programme took place in 2022/23 and supported 13 organisations with some wonderful stories of growth, grant success and organisational development. The next programme will begin in September 2023. The Accelerator is a programme of support for people working in organisations in the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector, looking to develop their Business Development approaches and generate income from competitive bidding processes for both contracts and grants. Find out more and sign up! easyfundraising BVSC has joined forces with fundraising website easyfundraising to provide community groups, voluntary organisations and charities in the West Midlands with a source of ongoing income through online purchasing. Encourage your supporters to sign up and every time they shop online your cause can benefit. Sign up to easy fundraising Cost of Living If your organisation is looking for funding related to the cost of living, please refer to our Cost of Living Toolkit where you'll find useful links to organisations able to provide support. The rising cost of living is affecting employees across the sector. Living Wage Funders support the organisations they fund to tackle the rising cost of living through paying the Real Living Wage. Find out more on our Living Wage City pages.