Reach Fund to Continue

£10m in grant funds allocated over the next four years. We’re pleased to read today that the Access Foundation has announced a further £10m of Reach grant funding over the next four years. The funding is to support charities and social enterprises to access...

Levelling Up Successful Bids

A quick post to say we’ve had a look at the levelling up funds approved that were announced in yesterday’s budget. We’re pleased to see that Birmingham City Council has done quite well, particularly pleased that Moseley Road Baths (see our case study...

Ten Years of DISE #3

As part of our 10th year birthday celebrations we are looking back and highlighting some of the fabulous social enterprises we’ve worked with over the years. Back in 2014 we were an approved provider for the “Big Assist” programme, which aimed to...

FUNDING HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AND FOOD (HAF)

This post relates to Birmingham and Solihull, but others should check with their local council as it is a central (DfE) funded programme. Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Funded through the Department for Education (DfE) grants are available to help support an offer...

Ten Years of DISE #2

As part of our 10th year birthday celebrations we’re looking back at some of the organisations we’ve helped over the years to become vibrant social enterprises and community businesses. We thought that we’d highlight Moseley Road Baths as they...

Ten Years of DISE #1

As part of our celebrations in our 10th year we thought it would be nice to look back at some of the fabulous organizations we have worked with to help shine a light as we come out of the lockdown and pandemic restrictions. The Olive Branch (at Three Trees) The Team...

£1.68bn grant funding could be lost

Whilst we know many are getting back to some kind of normal and looking to re-open and re-start their social enterprises, it is important not to lose sight of the fact that there remains *£1.68bn grant funding (£183m in the West Midlands) that could go back to central...

Discretion or Smoke and Mirrors?

Call to action There is almost £195m in the West Midlands that needs to be secured from central government to support the recovery of the region’s Social Enterprise Sector. Last week we posted some analysis of the discretionary grant data that has been published...