Funding

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wMUCH small grant fund

Do you have a project which could support an increase in community led housing in the West Midlands?  If you do, and you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for up to £1000 to help with any aspect of your project.  The fund opens on the 5th January 2021 and will run until funds are allocated. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Your project must be based in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall or Wolverhampton 

  • Your project must align with wMUCH’s organisational objectives of increasing community led housing and community control of existing homes in the West Midlands 

  • Your project must evidence community benefit e.g. have a positive impact on the local community, a specific group of people (an intentional community), or both 

  • You must be able to complete the activities and spend the grant by 30 Sept 21 

  • Your organisation must have a bank account 

  • We are not able to provide retrospective funding for activities already completed or costs already incurred

 

The fund is designed to support community-led housing groups and organisations that are at an early stage and have limited funds available for their project or that are looking for funding for additional activities that are important to the project but not covered by existing funding. These kinds of applicants will be prioritised.​

You cannot use this fund to pay for support from a wMUCH Adviser. Please contact Aitch about this separately as we can offer you some free advice.

How to apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria, then you can apply for up to £1000 from 5th January 2021 by completing a short online application form.  

You might want to prepare your answers in advance, so the questions on the form are available below.

APPLICATION FORM

 

If you have any questions about your application, please contact Aitch Nicol aitch.nicol@wmuch.org.uk  

Application questions

  • Contact name 

  • Organisation name 

  • Phone 

  • Email 

  • Is your organisation incorporated? 

  • If your organisation is incorporated, what is its legal form? 

  • If your organisation is incorporated, what is your company/ organisation/ charity registration number? 

  • Do you have a bank account? 

  • Where is your project based? 

  • Describe your project’s aims and how these will benefit the community.  How do they support an increase in community led housing and community control of existing homes in the West Midlands? (200 word limit). 

  • How will you deliver your project? (200 word limit). 

  • What risks and challenges do you anticipate in delivering your project? (100 word limit). 

  • Costs - Please detail the project costs that you would like this small grant to cover by adding one item and the corresponding amount to each line below 

  • Please tell us about any other funding that you have received for your project. Include the source of funding, the amount and a brief description of what this was for 

  • Please confirm that you will be able to spend this grant and complete these activities by 30 Sept 2021 at the latest 

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