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This page details the NNS General Fund April 2021 – March 2022

Our new General Fund application year has begun, we are accepting new applications for general funding for micro grants (£250 or less), small grants (£250 - £5,000) and medium grants (£5,000 to £10,000)

    Fund Expiry Date: 31 March 2022

    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 £250 and 2-3 weeks for all applications above £250.

    NNS General Fund 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.

    Submission dates for formal fund proposals/applications from applicants

    Once applicants are ready to submit their final version fund proposal/application, the following submission dates apply:

    Submission dates – Small Grants of £251 up to £10,000

    Hodge Hill NNS Grants Panel members meet during the last week of each month to review and decide upon all fund proposals/applications of £251 up to £10,000.

    Applicants should submit their fund proposal/application on or before the 15th calendar day of each month.

    Fund proposals/applications received after the date stated above will be placed on the Hodge Hill NNS Grants Panel meeting agenda for the following monthly meeting.

    Submission dates – Micro Grants of £1 up to £250

    Micro grant fund proposals/applications can be submitted on any date by applicants.

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



    Grant Application Guidance

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

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


    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. This way you may have chance to prepare your application prior to the NNS Small Grants Application. 

    • Up to £250

    Download the application form (MS Word)

    • Greater than £250 and up to £5,000

    Download the application form (MS Word)

    • Greater than £5,000 and up to £10,000

    Download the application form (MS Word)