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What the Community Resilience Fund is 

The Community Resilience Fund is a one-off capital grant fund to support community and voluntary organisations to:

  • recover from the pandemic
  • increase their sustainability
  • continue the vital work they do for the long term

It will support:

  • organisations based in and working with the most deprived areas of the city
  • city-wide equality groups

See the pdf full eligibility criteria for applying organisations (422 KB) .

This fund is about giving communities more power in decision-making.

See a  pdf list of all the organisations (166 KB) that applied for funding and the titles of their projects.

How we decided how the fund was spent

This fund is also about giving communities more power in decision-making. We used a new community-led decision making process to decide how the Community Resilience Fund was spent.

From April to October 2022, we co-designed an approach to deliberative and participatory decision making alongside 25 voluntary and community group partners and 32 Councillors.

This was done through a series of 6 workshops, facilitated by TPX Impact, and conversations with key stakeholders.

In stage 1 (July to October 2022), voluntary and community groups spoke to a lead organisation in their community, who gathered the project ideas and provided support where needed for submitting outline project proposals. We received 116 eligible proposals.

In stage 2, between January and May 2023,  pdf 100 residents and representatives (660 KB) of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations were recruited to take part in decision-making. They worked alongside 22 councillors from across political parties.

Participants were given information about the different themes of the fund and expert input was available to help make decisions and make sure projects are suitable for funding.

What organisations are being funded

The Community Resilience Fund funded:

  • 40 neighbourhood based projects (£3.2 million)
  • 13 city-wide, equalities based projects (£800,000)

See a pdf list of the projects that have received funding (216 KB) .

All successful applicants will be asked to develop a full project plan detailing how they will spend the money and carry out the project.

Depending on the size of the project, we anticipate the first grants will be awarded towards the end of 2023.