The small grant scheme was the first slice of the Fairer Futures Fund to be launched in Birmingham and Solihull. Launching this part of the fund first enabled smaller-scale investments to make a meaningful impact quickly in communities or groups where it is needed most.

Solihull applications

Solihull's small grant scheme is still open for applications.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community-based organisations that are seeking to deliver activities to tackle health inequalities and the drivers of poor health in Solihull. 

Applications should support at least one of Solihull's three local priorities: integrating services in the community, improving our approach to prevention and better support around mental health – from prevention through to crisis.

Bidding organisations need to think creatively and collaboratively about how their project can make a real difference to closing the health gap and helping improve physical and mental health and well-being. Ideas could be simple or complex, big or small, but should be innovative.

How to apply

Heart of England Community Foundation has been commissioned to run the scheme on behalf of NHS Birmingham and Solihull ICB and Solihull’s Health and Well-being Board, so bidding organisations should apply on their website.

Birmingham applications

Birmingham's small grant scheme with grants of up to £10,000 has now closed to new applications. The Birmingham Place Committee has reviewed applications and successful bidding organisations have been notified.