Our Work.


Every year, we support roughly 1,000 local community projects across the West Midlands.

Since 1995, we have awarded over £14 million to local projects benefiting an estimated 1 million people!

In 2016/17 we awarded over £2.3 million to support communities across the West Midlands to thrive.

Our endowment fund has also grown to £8.9 million, providing a continued legacy for communities.  


Key highlights from the last year include:

  • 234,412 are set to benefit from the grants we have awarded.
  • 72,406 people have improved physical health, mental health and wellbeing.
  • 20,067 people have connected with the arts, culture and heritage.
  • 24,020 have improved life skills and employment chances.

Click on one of the case studies below to read about our impact. 

Communities in the spotlight…

Megan’s Story

Ruby & Ursula’s Story

Diane’s Story

Deidre’s Story

Emma’s Story

Jason’s Story