On the weekend of Saturday 4 July and Sunday 5 July 2020, events will be taking place across the West Midlands to celebrate the Mayor’s Community Weekend. The aim of this is to celebrate diversity and bring people together – we want to encourage people to go out, engage in their local communities and increase social interaction.
We’re working in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority to offer up to £100,000 of National Lottery funding to groups who want to run an event. They can apply for grants of up to £500 to fund either the full cost of a small event, or as a contribution towards the cost of a larger event.
The Mayor’s Community Weekend took place for the first time in 2018 and this will be the third year where we will continue to build on the success of the 2018 and 2019 events’.
What we want to see
We want to fund events that seek to bring different communities together, celebrating diversity. We especially encourage groups to apply who have not received funding from us before.
We’re keen to see that events are led by people. This means that the people in your community are part of the design and delivery of your event. Show us that you’ve spoken to them, taken on board their ideas and got them involved in your activities.
We’re also keen to see 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.