Cotteridge Quaker Community Fund

The Cotteridge Quaker Community Fund exists to provide grants for projects and initiatives which improve the environment and social community of Cotteridge and the surrounding area.

The initial fund was made possible due to a legacy left to Cotteridge Quakers by the family of the late Helen Morris. Further funds have been added by Cotteridge Quakers.

Applications should be for projects within two miles of Cotteridge Quaker Meeting House, B30 1JB.

Criteria for applications

Quakers try to live by a set of values, that we call testimonies, which express our concern for peace, justice, equality, simplicity and sustainability. We ask that applications try to reflect these. We are particularly keen to hear from projects addressing social need. The fund is aimed at smaller organisations which may not have access to other forms of financial support.

Eligible groups could include:

  • Small community groups and initiatives e.g. street parties, toddler groups, social events.
  • Groups with a constitution e.g. lunch clubs, music events, clean-ups, community gardens, allotments.
  • Charities and other legally registered groups including parent-teacher associations, schools, youth groups  and religious groups.

Please note we will not fund anything that is only of benefit to one individual e.g. training or education courses, home improvements, travel, gap years etc.

We recommend that applications, even from community groups, should come through a registered charity if possible. If this is not possible we would require contact details for two people of good standing who can act as referees.

Size of grants

Most grants awarded will be between £200 and £1000. We may decide to give one or two larger grants to particular projects if we feel they will really benefit the local community. We don’t envisage giving out any grants over £3000.

Reporting requirements

Successful applicants will need to submit a short report at the end of the project, showing the impact of the work.

Application deadline

The application deadline is 30 September 2022.

Application form

You can apply either by completing the Google Form found here, or completing a paper/word application form (download here) and sending it to the address below or emailing it to cqcfund@gmail.com.

If you have an idea for a project and would like to get some feedback or ideas before submitting your application, we would really like to hear from you. Please send us a short email, or phone us on the number below, to have a conversation with one of the people on the committee. We want the fund to be as accessible as possible, and are happy to help where we can.

We aim to consider all the applications and make a decision in early October 2022, with funds available to successful projects from early November 2022.

Cotteridge Quaker Meeting is part of Central England Quakers, registered charity number 224571. We will only use your data to process your application and contact you about your application. You can read our Data Protection Policy at https://centralenglandquakers.org.uk/policies/privacy/.

Cotteridge Quaker Meeting, 23a Watford Road, Cotteridge, Birmingham, B30 1JB.  Tel: 0121 458 2302.

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