Hall Green NNS Awarded Grants (2020/21)

Below are details about some of the 2020-2021 NNS grants that were awarded to community organisations in Hall Green working to provide ‘Relief or prevention of suffering that is a direct or indirect consequence of the Covid-19 outbreak.’ .

Support funded by Hall Green NNS and/or Families and Early Help is free for all local people. This support aims to support individuals and families in ways that best meets their needs and is person-centred in focus.   

Current Projects

Birmingham PlayCare Network

Project Duration: March 2021 to July 2021

Birmingham PlayCare Network received a grant for their ‘Crafting Community’ project. The project works with the craft group at St Michael’s Church in Hall Green.

Thrive

Project Duration: May 2021 to March 2022

Thrive received a grant for their ‘Sow and Grow’ project. The project brings together isolated older people by providing a 12 week tabletop gardening course at the Thrive Gardens in Kings Heath.

Woolly Mammoth Stitch Works

Project Duration: March 2021 to July 2021

Woolly Mammoth Stitch Works have been funded to provide the ‘Mystery Stitch’ project to residents in Hall Green. Participants are sent a ‘Woolly Wellness’ box in the post, which includes mystery tapestry designs and materials to create stitched artwork.

Completed Projects

Bethel Health and Healing Network

Project Duration: May 2020 – November 2020

Bethel Healing Network received a grant for their Rapha Listening Service project, a volunteer listening service that aimed to improve mental health, self esteem and emotional wellbeing amongst BAME & migrant groups.

All Saints Community Catering

Project Duration: June 2020 to December 2020

All Saints Community Catering Project has been funded to run a Hot Meal Delivery Service covering Kings Heath/Brandwood, Moseley, Hall Green & other nearby areas

Hall Green North and Sparkhill Covid19 Group

Project Duration: June 2020 to December 2020

Hall Green North and Sparkhill Covid19 Group has received funding for providing food and essential items, and connecting people to local support services across Hall Green north and Sparkhill.

The Muath Trust

Project Duration: May 2020 to February 2021

The Muath Trust (in partnership with Hall Green NNS) is running the NNS Covid-19 Community Hub for Sparkhill/Sparkbrook/Balsall Heath. The hub is contactable 7 days a week and offers a range of services and support including: food parcels/essential items, prescription collection, befriending, safe and well checks, hot food , IAG, essential errands, key messages re Covid-19 and connecting people to local support services.

Moseley Community Development Trust & Moseley Together

Project Duration: May 2020 to February 2021

Moseley Community Development Trust (in partnership with NNS) And Moseley Together has received funding for it’s volunteering mutual aid group and for running a community hub for Kings Heath/Brandwood, Moseley and Hall Green. The hub is contactable 7 days a week and is providing food parcels/essential items, prescription collection, befriending, safe and well checks, essential errands and connecting people to local support services.

Smart Women CIC

Project Duration: May 2020 to November 2020

Smart Women CIC has received funding for intelligence gathering, sharing information on Covid-19 specifically with BAME communities and connecting vulnerable people to services and volunteering. Smart Women are also offering food parcels and prescription collection.

Springfield Project

Project Duration: July 2020 to September 2020

Springfield Project has been awarded funding for their ‘Virtual Springfield project’, delivering online arts & crafts and cookery sessions.

Isra-UK

Project Duration: June 2020 to February 2021

Isra-UK has been funded to support those in need with food provisions and essentials, shopping, prescription collection and engagement across Sparkhill, Sparkbrook and Balsall Heath.

Dar Ul Jannah

Project Duration: August 2020 to November 2020

Dar Ul Jannah (DUJ) has received funding for engaging residents and welfare support. They are providing IAG, a food bank, befriending and communications/support in community languages for over 50s.

Job Marston Centre

Project Duration: May 2020 to November 2020

Job Marston Centre has received funding for their ‘Here for you in times of crisis’ project providing food delivery, wellbeing checks, gifts, volunteering and debt/advice across Hall Green and surrounding areas.

Misfits Music

Project Duration: October 2020 to February 2020

Misfits Music has received funding for the ‘South Birmingham Guitar Club’, a new community-music project to support men aged 50+ in the Hall Green constituency through the Covid-19 pandemic. They are providing socially distanced and online guitar sessions to men in Hall Green.