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

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


Important Updates from Birmingham City Council NNS Commissioning Team to NNS Providers and their Assets/Community Groups

  1. NNS applications from Community Groups for project costs over £10,000 will be considered, providing the project outcomes are clear and there is sufficient evidence of need within the community
  2. Community Groups can also submit applications for funding for up to 12 months at this time (within the financial year 1st of April 2020 to 31st of March 2021), providing those applications have been awarded funding by the local grants panel and the funding has been issued by the NNS provider before the 31st of March 2021.

Closing date for applications: 19 March 2021

Fund Expiry Date: 31 March 2021

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

Download the guidance information 

Download the application form (MS Word)

Download the application form (pdf) 

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

Download the guidance information 

Download the application form (MS Word)

Download the application form (pdf) 

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

Download the guidance information 

Download the application form (MS Word)

Download the application form (pdf)