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Community Innovation Fund: up to £10,000

£200,000 from Birmingham City Council to support projects and initiatives that promote a self-reliant, healthy city.

Supporting Birmingham citizens to lead healthy, happy, independent lives within their own homes and communities. 

Funding available to projects that can reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst older people, support people who are carers for family or friends, or prevent homelessness.

The Community Innovation Fund is now closed. 

We have other funding available for projects in Birmingham. You can take the first step on your crowdfunding journey by hitting the button below.

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Projects that fit the bill

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Permission to Smile campaign West Midlands

Less 'keeping ourselves to ourselves'; more friendliness, smiling, greeting, helping, joining together to make a difference where we live.

Successfully overfunded


  • 70 supporters
  • £20.1k raised
  • 56 days
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The NAF Make Space West Midlands

To keep our community garden flourishing, our monthly community arts café a welcoming place and find and build a new accessible space.

Successfully funded


  • 98 supporters
  • £20k raised
  • 82 days
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www.HomelessRoomsBirmingham.co.uk West Midlands

Rightmove for Homeless People and Sofa Surfers. Matching vulnerable people to over 500 EMPTY supported accommodation rooms in Birmingham.

Successfully overfunded


  • 63 supporters
  • £15.1k raised
  • 96 days
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The Bridge, Birmingham West Midlands

We want to help struggling men and women beat drug and alcohol addiction and thrive in their local community. Help us make it happen!

Successfully overfunded


  • 46 supporters
  • £10.4k raised
  • 56 days
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Oomph Active Adults West Midlands

To enhance the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of older & vulnerable adults in Birmingham through exercise in the community.

Successfully funded


  • 20 supporters
  • £10k raised
  • 60 days
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Dig for Disabilities West Midlands

To enable 250 people with mental health diagnosis & physical disabilities to continue their community gardening projects in Birmingham

Successfully overfunded


  • 28 supporters
  • £9.3k raised
  • 56 days
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'Get Crafty' West Midlands

The project will use creative activities to tackle isolation and loneliness for older people and adults with learning disabilities.


  • 17 supporters
  • £5.1k raised
  • 34 days