Second round of Citizen Local Fund opens to support people in our communities
The second round of our Citizen Local Fund has opened – giving people in our communities access to grants of up to £5,000.
The fund is for projects and initiatives which promote and support wellbeing and our wider work. It is a central pillar of our Citizen to Citizen project, which is part of our strategic objective to improve our support services and tackle homelessness.
Customers and other people in our communities can apply for a slice of the £30,000 funding directly through our Citizen Local Fund web page.
We funded seven groups in our first round of funding – including an organisation that delivers care packages to single parents from BME backgrounds in the West Midlands and another which is transforming the environment in Stoke Aldermoor, in Coventry.
As we launch our second round of funding, we are looking to recruit colleagues to sponsor a project and help us to manage the relationship with the organisations we fund.
Will Walker, our Director of Transformation, said: “The Citizen Local Fund has been a great way for us to invest in our communities and we funded a number of important projects in our first round.
“The fund is there for a range of projects – big or small. We’re keen to support anyone or any group that needs some support to help others.
“We’d like staff to help us spread the word to customers and people in our communities who may be interested in applying. So please take some time to look through the web page.
“We want to continue to increase the impact we have through the fund and we’re looking to recruit sponsors to help us manage the relationships. You wouldn’t have to give up much of your time and this can be very rewarding and a great experience.”
Applications for the second round of funding close on Friday 3 December. Our Customer Assurance Committee will help us to shortlist the successful bids and we will share who was successful.
Find out more about the Citizen Local Fund on our Citizen Local Fund web page.
Watch our Citizen Local Fund animation below for further information: