- Amount Available
- £200 to £1,000
- Type of funding
- Club, Group or Organisation
- Round Deadline
- 12:00pm - Fri 15th September, 2017
- Sport Birmingham
Objectives of Fund
The Charity awards grants in the following categories:
- Almshouses, hospices and residential homes for older people.
- Organisations for the benefit of children/young people.
- Organisations supporting older people.
- Single woman and mothers living alone, and fatherless children.
The amount of funding varies as follows:
- Almshouses, hospices and residential homes for older people - the level of grant is at the Trust's discretion.
- Children's organisations - grants are normally between £200 and £1,000.
- Older people's organisations - the level of grant is at the Trust's discretion.
- Widows, spinsters and divorcees - those living in rented accommodation receive £260 and owner occupiers receive £290, twice yearly.
- Single mothers and fatherless children - the amount of funding is not specified.
Match Funding Restrictions
Match funding is not a specified requirement.
Who Can Apply
Grants are awarded to not for profits, social enterprises, voluntary and faith organisations, almshouses, hospices, residential homes for older people, children's organisations and older people's organisations.
Applications from national charities should be submitted by the local branch where appropriate.
Funding is not available for the following:
- Statutory services including state schools (unless these are specifically for pupils with disabilities), local authorities, prisons, NHS hospitals or services.
- Universities and further education colleges.
- Start up organisations that have not yet produced their first year's audited accounts.
- Retrospective expenditure.
- Capital appeals for places of worship unless these are primarily for community use, such as an adjoining church hall or clearly defined community area within a place of worship.
- Medical research.
- Multiple applications within 12 months.
Grants are available for:
- Almshouses, hospices (for children and adults) and residential homes for older people located within 60 miles of Birmingham Town Hall.
- Organisations that benefit children and young people who are under 25 years of age and which are located within 60 miles of Birmingham Town Hall, including:
- Uniformed groups, such as scouts, guides and sea cadets.
- Groups supporting disadvantaged children, providing holidays for children and supporting young people with learning/ physical difficulties.
- Youth clubs.
- Churches doing work specifically with young people.
- Parent Teacher Associations.
- Organisations supporting older people situated within 60 miles of Birmingham Town Hall.
- Individuals who fall within the following categories:
- Single women aged 60 years or over who live alone. Applicants must have lived in the Midlands area for at least five years, have a total household income of no more than £181 per week and savings of no more than £10,000. The applicant must have a bank or building society account in their own name into which grants can be deposited.
- Single mothers, on low income, living alone with their children.
- Fatherless children, under 25 years of age.
Grants are available for special projects, equipment and running costs.
Grants for individuals are given mainly to help purchase essential items and, in certain cases, towards the cost of a holiday.
How To Apply
The deadlines for application is 15th September for consideration in autumn.
Applications for assistance for almshouses, hospices, and residential homes for older people and children's organisations should be made in the form of a letter, including the following information:
- The organisation's aims and what it is hoping to achieve.
- Details of the cost of the project (if applicable) and the amount of money raised so far.
- Registered charity number, if applicable.
- A contact telephone number and email address.
- A copy of the organisation's latest audited accounts.
- The Organisation's banking details, ie bank name, account name, account number and sort code .
Applications for children's organisations should also include information on the organisation's involvement with young people under 25 years of age and work in the Charity's area of benefit.
Applications for widows, spinsters and divorcees can be made by completing a form which is available to download from the Charity's website. The Charity prefers grants to be received through a referring body, for example Age Concern, Social Services or a Neighbourhood Office.
Recipients receive two grants each year, one at the end of May/beginning of June and another at the end of November/beginning of December. On receipt of each grant, a short reapplication form will have to be completed in order to qualify for a further grant, this must be received by 15 March and 15 September each year.