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Voluntary, charitable and community groups in Bromsgrove District are being invited to bid for a share of this year’s small grants funding or as it will now be known, Equality Small Grants Scheme.

Bromsgrove District Council is making more grants available for activities that address community issues and support wider community involvement and equality through the annual scheme.

Applicants can bid for up to £1000 to support projects to be delivered between 1st May 2020 to 30th April 2021. Bidding opens at midday on Friday 28th February until the deadline of midday on Friday 27 March 2020.

The approval process and shortlisting of applications will be completed during April with funds becoming available to organisations from May 1.

There is a £10,000 budget for this year’s Equality Small Grants Scheme and it is hoped that this will provide an opportunity for bigger or longer term projects to be delivered alongside smaller projects requiring an amount of up to £500.

Groups are advised to only bid for the amount they actually need and will be required to justify their bid.

The grants are designed specifically for smaller voluntary, charitable or community organisations and groups who would find it hard to meet the criteria of bigger grants.

Cllr Geoff Denaro, whose portfolio covers finance and enabling services, said: “We are pleased to support these local projects which can make all the difference to our communities and provide valuable services to our residents and the district.

“We hope that the Equality Small Grants Scheme will encourage smaller groups and organisations to bid for and access funding that they might not usually qualify for and with up to £1000 on offer, could lead to some bigger or longer term community projects.

“If you or your community group could benefit from this kind of funding to run a project, please do get in touch.”

Since starting the grants programme in 2015, there have been 8 rounds with a total of £46,449 awarded to 99 different projects. These projects have helped support older people, young people, men, women, people with a disability, members of the LGBT community and different race and religious groups. 

Here's the Equality Small Grants Scheme web page.