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Voluntary, charitable and community groups in Bromsgrove District are being invited to bid for up to £750 for local projects.

The Equality Small Grants Scheme from Bromsgrove District Council makes funding available for activities that address community issues and support wider community involvement and equality.

The grants, which run in line with the financial year, will support projects to be delivered between 1 July 2021 and 31 March 2022 and bidding closes at midday on Wednesday 9 June.

The bidding process is now open, but groups are advised to only bid for the amount they actually need and will be required to justify their bid.

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

There is a £10,000 budget for this year’s Small Grants Scheme, and it is hoped that this will enable smaller VCS groups in the district to make their projects a reality.

Larger voluntary, charitable or community organisations or projects that require more than £750 to be delivered, should consider applying for the Community Grants Scheme 2021/22 instead.

Leader of Bromsgrove District Council, Cllr Karen May, said: “The voluntary and community sector provides valuable services to our residents and the district, and we are pleased to support small projects that can make a big difference.

“The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, so hopefully this funding will go towards some exciting and essential VCS projects which will bring our communities together as we navigate our way to another new normal.

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

Historically, 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.

For information and guidance on applying go to or contact the district council on or 01527 881288.