Hodge Hill Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS) April 2022 to March 2027

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POhWER are working on behalf of Birmingham City Council to support adult citizens in the community to live healthy, independent lives. The Neighbourhood Network Scheme helps connect people to individuals, groups, organisations, activities, services and places in their neighbourhoods.

A major role of the NNS is to identify gaps / support existing community assets and develop new ones. Community assets are considered as any group, organisation, place, activity or service which offers an activity that an older adult can participate in. Our combined focus is working with the community assets and then the social work teams to support the assets to connect – indirectly helping older by supporting the community assets that support them. 

Grants are available to support community assets in the Hodge Hill Constituency. Our Small Grants Scheme is designed to support Assets in the Hodge Hill Constituency with funds of up to £10,000, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. 


Hodge Hill NNS Funding Opportunities for April 2024 to March 2025

  1. Hodge Hill NNS General Fund (Older Adults aged 50 years+) - we are accepting new applications for micro grants (£1 to £500) and small grants (£501 to £2,000 and £2,001 to £10,000) to help local non-profit community groups deliver projects for vulnerable people aged over 50.

  2. Grant Funding now available to support working age adults (18-49) with long term disabilities - we are accepting new applications for micro grants (£1 to £500)  and small grants (£501 to £2,000 and £2,001 to £10,000) to help local non-profit community groups deliver projects for vulnerable people aged 18 - 49.


Our aims are:

  • Map assets within the Hodge Hill Constituency and obtain consent from the community asset to include the activity on a register that is managed by Birmingham City Council.
  • Support community groups and organisations to build their capacity and community offer though training and investment.


Hodge Hill Constituency Wards

Alum Rock Bordesley & Highgate Bordesley Green Bromford & Hodge Hill Glebe Farm & Tile Cross Heartlands Shard End Small Heath Ward End


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Community Assets

Value of Community Assets and registering as one

There are many registered assets delivering much needed services to the local communities, all provide offers which enhance the lives of older adults in our communities.


How can I register my project as a Community Asset (CA)?

This can be done by completing a short form that asks you for details on your project, plus your confirmation to become a registered asset. We will arrange to meet you face to face. Once you have been registered, your project will go onto Birmingham Connect to Support directory and your project information will be accessible to a range of professionals. You can access the directory here - https://birmingham.connecttosupport.org/ 


Hodge Hill NNS General Fund (Older Adults aged 50 years+)

Hodge Hill NNS Steering Group

Hodge Hill NNS Younger Adults aged 18-49 with long term disabilities


Contact the NNS Team at POhWER

For more information, how to get involved or just to contact us, you can send your query to [email protected] or call 0121 726 8577.

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