West Midlands > Hodge Hill Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS) > Hodge Hill NNS General Fund (Older Adults aged 50 years+)

This page details the NNS General Fund April 2023 – March 2024

Our new General Fund Older Adults aged 50 years+ application year has begun, 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.

Fund Expiry Date: 31 March 2024.

NNS General Fund (Older Adults aged 50 years+) Programme Summary

POhWER are working on behalf of Birmingham City Council to support citizens over 50 in the community to live healthy, independent lives.  The Neighbourhood Network Scheme helps connect older people to individuals, groups, organisations, activities, services and places in their neighbourhoods. 

A major role of the NNS is to identify gaps / support existing assets and develop new ones. Our combined focus is working with the community groups (Assets) and then the social work teams to support the Assets to connect – indirectly helping older people by supporting the community groups (Assets) that support them.

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.  Community assets are considered as any group, organisation, place, activity or service which offers an activity that an older adult can participate in.

For further information on applying for funding, please refer to the Grant Application Guidance.

Submission dates for final version grant applications

Once applicants are ready to submit their final version of their grant application, the following submission dates apply.

Please view the table below for submission dates for all grant values:

Grant Value

Submission Dates  – April 2023 through to February 2024

Submission Dates for March 2024

£1 - £500

Any date during any month

By February 28th

£501 - £2,000

15th day of each calendar month

By February 28th

£2,001 - £10,000

15th day of each calendar month

By February 28th

Grant applications submitted after the end of February (28th) will not be presented to the Grants Panel until 15th April the following business year.

All final version grant applications must be returned to: [email protected]

Applications by post are not being processed during this time. If you are submitting an application, your application will need to be submitted electronically, by email only.

We aim to have a funding decision made within 2-3 working days for all applications up to £500 and 2-3 weeks for all applications of £501 and above.

Grant Application Guidance

Download the Grant Application Guidance for all grants £1 - £10,000 (pdf)

The fund streams are broken down into three ways to apply for a grant

We have uploaded the application packs for your information and reference. You are welcome to view and download your preferred grant application fund value. This way you may have chance to prepare your application prior to the NNS Small Grants Application.

  • Up to £500

Download the application form (MS Word)

  • £501 up to £2,000

Download the application form (MS Word)

  • £2,001 up to £10,000

Download the application form (MS Word)