Your vote counts! Get behind these South B’ham funding bids

Aviva Community FundThree local projects are in the running for funding from the Aviva Community Fund and with your help is needed to get behind the bids.  The Aviva Community Fund is offering support and funding to inspirational local projects and anyone is able to register to get 10 votes – you can spread them around or use them all to support one project.  You have until 31st May to cast your votes!


So what are the projects?

Northfield Community Bus (click to view)

Bidding for £25,000 to purchase a bus for community use in Northfield to deliver a range of projects including

  • a play ranger service going to different areas in the local community where this is no play or sports activities for young people and popping up with play equipment/workers during the summer /school holidays/ and after school to locations on a rolling basis.
  • Collection of food from local supermarkets and bakeries, delivering bakery items to older peoples groups, luncheon /breakfast clubs and community organisations such as the YMCA and Women’s refuge, collection of vegetables and fresh produce from our community garden.
  • collection of reusable items for recycling for projects and events

Lojack for laptops (click to view)

Bidding for  £10,000 to purchase 1,000 Lo-Jack Licences for laptops.  These would be for the greater good of the student population of Selly Oak, Birmingham who are vulnerable to opportunistic thefts and burglaries where laptops are the most frequently stolen items.

These will be distributed to the student population in Selly Oak over a 3 year period working with various partner agencies.  The aim is to make Selly Oak safer by protecting students and their property.

Supporting victims of domestic violence in Kings Norton (click to view)

Bidding for £5,000 to provide security alarms and  home security for victims of domestic violence.  Personal experience gained from working on a daily basis with victims of domestic violence, confirms that Personal Safety is of paramount importance.  The project would fund the purchase and installation of domestic violence alarms with a direct link to the Police Control Centres.

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