West Midlands > Hodge Hill Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS) > NNS General Fund Application Guidance

This page details the NNS General Fund April 2020 – March 2021.

Closing date for applications: 01 March 2021

Fund Expiry Date: 31 March 2021

(All applications for funding that include a budget beyond the fund expiry date will not be considered)

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.

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

For more information or guidance view or download here 

To view or download application form in word click here

To view or download application form in pdf click here

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

For more information or guidance view or download here

To view or download application form in word click here

To view or download application form in pdf click here

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

For more information or guidance view or download here 

To view or download application form in word click here

To view or download application form in pdf click here