Grants for Local Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations


Sandwell Council on behalf of the Safer Sandwell Partnership are inviting local Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to express their interest in applying for a grant of up to £35,000 to deliver a project in up to 8 Sandwell secondary schools, through the themes of sport, music, spoken word or other suitable innovative activities to promote community cohesion. The project will be delivered between September 2024 – March 2025.

The aims of the project will be to:

  • Foster an understanding and respect of diverse cultures and communities
  • Promote inclusion of pupils of all backgrounds including race, religion/faith, disability, sexual orientation, transgender identity
  • Challenge stereotypes
  • Breakdown barriers to community cohesion
  • Tackle influences such as social media, conspiracy theories and promote online safety
  • Achieve the vision of pupils respecting the differences communities have and appreciating that ‘we have more in common than that which differentiates us’
  • Gather young people’s voices and views to help inform Sandwell’s Community Cohesion Strategy

For further details and to find the Expression of Interest Form, please visit:

Organisations are invited to submit an Expression of Interest form with all sections completed by email to: by 3.00pm on Friday 26 July 2024. Late or incomplete application packs will not be accepted.