Funding and Bid Writing

General Funding information

Find out about the latest funding news by subscribing to our Weekly e-bulletin.  To conduct in-depth searches to identify current funding streams that match your project needs we recommend you sign up with NCVO’s Funding Portal, Funding Central.

Support to access social finance

Together with our partner Traverse, we have secured resources from the Connect Fund (Supported by Barrow Cadbury Fund) to offer support to organisations who are considering accessing social finance to support their social impact activities. We are working together to raise awareness of social finance and will be running regular workshops which are free to attend. Please get in touch with Jasbir Rai if you have any queries relating to social finance (Tel: 0121 678 8802 / Email: JasbirR[at]bvsc[dot]org). Oherwise, keep an eye on our  Weekly e-bulletin where we will announce details of forthcoming workshops and activities.

Funding for diversionary activities (Gangs & Violence)

We are funded through the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands (PCC) to support the voluntary and community sector to access funding streams that address the issues around gangs and violence. If your organisation would like to bid for PCC funding to deliver activities for young people in one of Birmingham’s target areas: Aston; Alum Rock; Bordesley; Erdington; Winson Green; Ladywood; Small Heath; Northfield; and Handsworth get in touch.

Contact Trevor or Ann:

Trevor - Tel: 0746 492 6771 / Email: Anns[at]bvsc[dot]org
Ann – Tel: 0782 403 3713 / Email Trevorw[at]bvsc[dot]org

Funding for over 50s Activities (Ageing Better Fund)

The Ageing Better fund has been set up to support grass root voluntary community activity that assists older adults (50+) overcome barriers to engagement. Activity centres around what older adults want within their community to engage, attend, and create community cohesion; and should be co-produced with them to achieve this. Groups can obtain up to £2000 to support activity costs. Find out more.