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Funding and capacity building support for community groups and organisations in Birmingham

The Neighbourhood Development and Support Unit (NDSU) provides information about current funding opportunities and resources to help community groups and organisations in Birmingham access funding and capacity building support.

The NDSU administers a range of grant programmes throughout the year.

Current NDSU funding opportunities

Be Bold crowdfunding

Birmingham City Council (BCC) has launched Birmingham’s Be Bold crowdfunding initiative in partnership with Spacehive, a crowdfunding platform.

Through the crowdfunding programme, we want to help fund the delivery of ward and neighbourhood projects that positively impact upon things that matter to local people and local communities.

As well as attracting pledges from local people and organisations with an interest in your project through crowdfunding, BCC has a funding pot of £1.18million available across 11 wards to support campaigns through the local element of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding.

Find out more about Be Bold crowdfunding

NDSU monthly external funding bulletin

The NDSU team produces a monthly external funding bulletin using information from a range of different sources.

The bulletin focuses on external funding opportunities for community groups, not for profit organisations and social enterprises. It has links to each funder’s webpage where you can find more information about how to apply.

Read the latest external funding bulletin 

Capacity building support for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE)

Community Support and Development Officers offer general advice and guidance, and can signpost community groups and organisations to capacity building support.

Contact the NDSU team for more information.

Page last updated: 5 October 2023

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