Steve does his bit to help communities connect
The Backing our Communities event was held at Cotteridge Church in conjunction with the Big Lottery Fund and other funders.
At the event, Matthew Paul, West Midlands Regional Manager of the Big Lottery Fund, also talked about the different funding schemes which the Big Lottery Fund currently offers. He also offered advice on what makes a good application. There was a funding fayre with representatives from a range of funders including the Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands, South West Birmingham Community Association and Children in Need.
Steve McCabe MP said:
“Richard and I felt it was important to hold this event in what is a difficult time for many in the voluntary sector. These organisations often play a vital role in supplying local services to communities - particularly to those who are most in need. But there is a great deal of uncertainty as to what funding will be available to help support this work in the future.
“These organisations therefore need to be supported to make the best funding applications possible to the widest possible sources of funders.”