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HS2 Community Funds award two new projects in Birmingham

Two more projects have been awarded funding in Birmingham as part of the HS2 Community and Business Funds.

The Spitfire Advice and Support Services receives £74,898 to provide more support for families

The Spitfire Advice and Support Services is a charity in Castle Vale, Birmingham. The aim of their ‘Hub of Life’ project is to support Castle Vale Community Library to become a sustainable facility for the community.

The activities delivered through this project will be targeted towards families including those where children face adverse childhood experiences and where children have additional needs such as Autism and ADHD. The project includes specialist activities for children with additional needs, activities to support families and arts and creativity activities.

The Worth Foundation receives £75,000 to provide employment support to people in the Firs and Bromford estate area

The Worth Foundation is a charity and social enterprise. Their Firs and Bromford Enterprise Hub project will create an enterprise hub will provide employment and training opportunities for local people.

The hub will serve as a creative space hosting three enterprises and participants will receive mentoring support by trained youth work staff including:

  • 'Listen Threads' is a clothing design and production company which will provide access to industry standard clothing design equipment for young people.
  • 'Gear Up' is an enterprise offering professional bike servicing, repairs and retail and providing life skills, education and training delivered by industry standard Cytech qualified mechanics.
  • 'Community Café' serves as an important networking space and provides opportunities for young people to learn catering, hospitality and barista skills.
  • The community and business funds are administered and managed by independent community charity, Groundwork UK. For more information on Groundwork and the funds, including how to apply, click here .

    You can also watch our short videos which explain how to best demonstrate that your project meets the application criteria for the Community, Environment or Business Funds.

    If you have any questions about the Community and Business Funds, HS2 or our works, please contact our HS2 Helpdesk team on 08081 434 434 or email hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk .

    Posted on 20th December 2019

    by HS2 in Birmingham