Funding body information

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull Council
Council House
Manor Square
West Midlands
B91 3QB
0121 704 8001

Point of contact:

David Acton,


Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council operates "Solihull Sports Small Grants" programme that provides funding for voluntary sports organisations. To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be involved in:

  • The promotion of sport within the local community
  • Increasing sports participation
  • Developing new or existing sports coaches.

This is a three rounds funding programme, deadlines are:

  • August 21st 2015
  • November 20th 2015
  • February 19th 2016

Applicants can apply for grants up to £1,000. For further information, please visit the council's website or the SolihullActive website.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

External Funding

Useful organisations:

Solihull Council for Voluntary Service:

The Priory, Church Hill Road, Solihull

Tel: 0121 704 1619

This website was fairly difficult to navigate and didn't contain any information on the Community Initiatives Fund available as the pages were still in a development stage.

However, the council does have a distinct Voluntary and Community Relations Unit, who deal specifically with any enquiries relating to voluntary sector organisations.

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