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Press Release: Hodge Hill Funders' Fair 28th February

News from Liam Byrne MP

Immediate Release

This Friday 28 February - Liam Byrne and Big Lottery team up for the Hodge Hill Funders Fair

Liam Byrne MP and the Big Lottery have teamed up to deliver another Funders’ Fair for local groups seeking to raise much needed cash.

Over nineteen big funders will come together including; Big Lottery, Heritage Lottery, Sport England and Barclays Bank, to brief local charities and community groups on how to get their hands on their cash.

Over the last few years these Funders’ Fairs have helped deliver big sums for local groups including, the £1 million BIG Local fund for the Bromford and Firs, and the Heritage Lottery Fund/ Veolia deal for the new St Margaret’s Church and community centre in Ward End.

This year’s Funders’ Fair will include top tips on:

  • Writing successful bids

  • Funders Marketplace where you can meet and mingle with funders

  • Workshops with funders on hot topics

Liam Byrne said:

“With only days to go this year’s Funders’ Fair looks like it will be our best ever.

I am delighted that we have so many brilliant funding organisations confirmed as well as so many local charities and community groups. The idea of the Fair is simple; to bring together local expertise and passion with the people who hold the cheque-books.

These Funders’ Fairs have seen literally millions brought into Hodge Hill over the years and I cannot wait to see the projects and investment that will emerge from our time together on Friday.”

Notes to editors:

Date: Friday 28 February Location: Norton Hall, Ralph Road, Birmingham B8 1NA Timings: 10:00 – 13:00


Please do get in touch if you would like further details or an invitation. You can contact me via email at or via telephone on 0121 789 7287.

Full list of Funders’ attending:

Arts Council

Birmingham International Airport

Football Foundation

Heritage Lottery

Big Lottery

St Thomas's Dole

Aston Re-Investment -ART

Charity Bank

Social Investment Business

Social Investment Business


Unity Trust Bank

Healthy Villages

Sport England

Sport England

Barclays Bank

Digbeth Trust




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