Building Better Lives Programme

Heart of England Community Foundation’s Building Better Lives programme provides funding for capital projects that deliver housing solutions for vulnerable/ disadvantaged people.

The programme has a total budget of £2.7m to support a maximum of three projects across the Foundation’s operating area. The maximum amount any organisation can bid for is £1.35m and the minimum is £500,000.

We are looking to support up to three projects from housing organisations, charities and others that have a successful track record and expertise in delivering capital projects and support for vulnerable/ disadvantaged people.

Please note: The grants team will not be fielding queries on this programme, all queries should be sent to:

Stage 1 application deadline:  Tuesday 31st July 2018 at 12:00pm

All completed applications should be sent to:

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Our main office number is open (024 7688 4434) if you need to contact the Foundation or e-mail:

Alternatively, call one of the following staff members:

Shamiela Ahmed – Operations Manager: 07394 567083
Aaron Greaves – Marketing & Comms Exec: 07394 567084

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Fri: 9:00 - 16:00 

We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.