Small Grants Available - MiFriendly Cities ‘Share my Language’

Tuesday, 20 August, 2019

Through MiFriendly Cities, Birmingham City Council is accepting applications for grants of £2,250 to deliver Share my Language activities over a maximum period of 12 months from community focused organisations. The English language is a fundamental piece of the puzzle for people rebuilding new lives in the UK and we want to generate informal, fun and accessible activities that facilitate language sharing, build intercultural skills and know-how, and overcome stereotypes

Activities must facilitate informal and community-based English language practice by engaging people from different backgrounds who come together with a shared purpose. Activities must embody Share my Language principles: Fun and interesting, useful and purposeful, informal and social, and accessible by migrants and refugees. Share my Language activities can be incorporated into existing provision or you may choose to try something new.

To find out more, email MFriendly Cities Delivery Officer at Julie-Anne.Wright[at]birmingham.gov[dot]uk or call her on 07892 786 727, she will happily answer any queries and send you an application form and guidance on the grant scheme

There will be two opportunities to apply for funding; however, as there are finite funds available, successful grants will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. In each case, a decision will be made and notified by the end of the same month.

MiFriendly Cities is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions initiative

Funding round

Application deadline

Round 1 – September 2019

Monday September 30th midnight

Round 2 – October 2019

Thursday October 31st midnight