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First Grants Announced from the Inclusive Communities Fund

We are pleased to announce that the first grants have been awarded from the Inclusive Communities Fund with over £4.7 million awarded through 147 grants across the West Midlands. One the first grants to be awarded is a grant of £200,000 to Active Black Country for...

Inspiring Inclusion in the West Midlands

Businesses and organisations from across the West Midlands joined together for an inspirational event in Birmingham which celebrated women and girls from the region and highlighted the importance of championing inclusivity all year round. The Foundation joined...

A CEO’s Reflection on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day.  An important day in the global calendar to honour the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and to bring recognition towards the challenges they continue to face. It is a vital platform that allows us to...

Leading for Women and Girls: Insights from Cleo Morris

In celebration of International Women's Day, we sat down with Cleo Morris, a dedicated trustee of the Foundation. With a commitment to workplace inclusion and racial activism through her start up, Mission Diverse, Cleo shares insights into her career path, the...

£100,000 grant boosts Wolverhampton’s reuse hub

Community organisations across the West Midlands are beginning to receive vital funding to boost climate action, innovation and environmental sustainability. To drive forward the climate agenda and support local change, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA)...

£1m Mary Court opens to tackle homelessness in Northfield

A ground-breaking initiative which will provide move-on accommodation for those who have experienced homelessness has been launched in Birmingham. YMCA Heart of England has officially opened Mary Court in Northfield - a transitional housing block consisting of 27...

Embracing New Beginnings: A CEO’s Welcome to 2024

As we begin 2024, I’m hopeful for another successful year in supporting our regional voluntary and community sector. We had much to celebrate last year, not least securing our largest ever programme - the £9 million Inclusive Communities Fund. So, as we welcome...