National Lottery funding available for Mayor’s Community Weekend events - The Solihull Observer

National Lottery funding available for Mayor’s Community Weekend events

Solihull Editorial 15th May, 2023   0

MAYOR of the West Midlands and The National Lottery Community Fund are inviting people to apply for funding to bring communities together this September for the first Mayor’s Community Weekend since the pandemic.

The weekend takes place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2023, and is a chance for people to come together to celebrate the strength and diversity of West Midlands’ communities.

Grants ranging from £500 to £2,000 will be on offer to all areas of the region.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “The diverse communities right across our region are a remarkable source of strength for us all.

“We’re inviting people to apply for funding.

“I cannot wait to enjoy a weekend of celebration this September and I look forward to seeing it all in action.”


John Mothersole, England Chair at The National Lottery Community Fund, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, we’ll be bringing people together across the West Midlands to celebrate being part of their community and make something amazing happen on their doorstep.

“We’re encouraging events that are designed and led by people in communities, that will help to build long-lasting connections.

“We’re particularly interested in funding projects that celebrate the strength and diversity of West Midlands communities and are keen to see applications that bring together volunteers and promote volunteering, celebrate the role that young people can play in communities, and create chances for communities to enjoy green spaces.”

Applications close at 12 noon on June 7 2023.

Visit to apply.


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