Apply for funding ahead of the West Midlands mayor's community weekend - The Coventry Observer

Apply for funding ahead of the West Midlands mayor's community weekend

Coventry Editorial 21st May, 2023   0

MAYOR of the West Midlands and The National Lottery Community Fund are inviting people to apply for funding to bring communities together this September for the first Mayor’s Community Weekend since the pandemic.

The weekend takes place on September 9 and 10 (Saturday and Sunday) and provide a chance for people to come together to celebrate the strength and diversity of West Midlands’ communities.

Grants ranging from £500 to £2,000 will be on offer to all areas of the region.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “The diverse communities right across our region are a remarkable source of strength for us all.

“We’re inviting people to apply for funding.

“I cannot wait to enjoy a weekend of celebration this September and I look forward to seeing it all in action.”

John Mothersole, England Chair at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, we’ll be bringing people together across the West Midlands to celebrate being part of their community and make something amazing happen on their doorstep.

“We’re encouraging events that are designed and led by people in communities, that will help to build long-lasting connections.

“We’re particularly interested in funding projects that celebrate the strength and diversity of West Midlands communities and are keen to see applications that bring together volunteers and promote volunteering, celebrate the role young people can play in communities and create chances for communities to enjoy green spaces.”

Applications close at midday on June 7.

Click here to get through to the application page.


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