What it’s all about?
On the weekend of 30 June and 1 July 2018, communities are being encouraged to come together and celebrate our region’s diversity as part of the Mayor’s Community Weekend.
The West Midlands Combined Authority are working in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund who will be offering grants of up to £500 to groups who want to run an event. The event can be anything that brings your local community together such as organising a community picnic in the park, a community sports day, volunteering for gardening duties or community painting.
What do they want to see?
Events that seek to bring different communities and generations together, and that promote health and wellbeing, are led by people. This means that the people in your community are part of the development, design and delivery of your event.
Show that you’ve spoken to them, taken on board their ideas and got them involved in your activities.
Events that are community focused, bringing people together who wouldn’t usually interact, and events with a long term vision, with plans for what will happen afterwards, looking at how relationships will be sustained.
Organise events without funding
You may not require funding to host your event. If this is the case all you need to do is submit your event on the below link. All events are subject to application approval to be part of the Mayor’s Community Weekend. Successful applicants will be notified via email by 1 May 2018.