Our funders

Supporters, thank you!

A big ‘thank you’ to the organisations that have given funding and resources to BCM. By supporting us they have, in turn, supported many people with community groups and projects across Birmingham. The National Lottery’s sympathetic approach during the coronavirus pandemic gave us the breathing space and confidence to move our services online and emerge stronger than before. 

The National Lottery

The National Lottery’s Reaching Communities fund has enabled BCM to recruit two full-time members of staff. It helps us run BCM and develop the support we offer to community and voluntary groups across Birmingham.

Birmingham City Council

Birmingham City Council’s Local Innovation Fund, administered by the Neighbourhood Development and Support Unit, enabled us to hold sessions in Bournville.

Barrow Cadbury Trust

A grant from independent charitable foundation Barrow Cadbury Trust enabled us to develop our peer-to-peer learning model. With this grant, we commissioned experts from the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham to evaluate our approach.

Heart of England Community Foundation

A Comic Relief Core Strength award, which was administered by the Heart of England Community Foundation, enabled us to access the skills and knowledge we needed to spread the word about BCM.