An exciting grant call is now open for local community organisations who support victims of domestic abuse, including children, in Birmingham.

Following the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, Birmingham City Council was awarded £3.2m to address gaps in services. After undertaking a city-wide needs assessment, key areas have been identified, creating an opportunity to work in partnership with local community organisations to focus on three specific areas.

The three main Lots we are looking to fund (for 12 months only), for victims of domestic abuse and their children (if they have children), are as follows:

- Provision of support within safe accommodation
- Projects that fill gaps in the city, including those found in the needs assessment (these gaps are outlined more fully in the grant guidance)
- Projects that support prevention or early intervention

We are particularly keen to hear from organisations that support victims with protected characteristics.

The successful organisations will also be collated into a file and circulated widely, in a ‘Community Grants Prospectus’, so that agencies can effectively signpost and refer into the support.

Please email [email protected] to receive an application pack, including:
- A guide to completing the bid
- The application form
- Appendices that are referred to in the guidance
- Birmingham's Domestic Abuse Prevention Strategy (2018 - 2023)

Please read all documents carefully before submitting your bid!

The deadline to apply is 5pm on the 23rd December 2022. Applications should be sent to [email protected]

We will also be holding an online forum on 6th December to go through the guidance, and answer any questions applicants may have. This will be recorded, so that anyone who is unable to attend can view afterwards.

If you would like to attend the forum, have any questions or need clarification on anything, please email [email protected], where you’ll get a response within 3 working days.