Published on May 8th, 2012 | by James Clarke


£5,000 funding available for Wednesfield community groups

Over £5,000 in match funding is available for Wednesfield South community groups and must be claimed by 31st  May, 2012.

Wednesfield South is one of 600 areas to receive Community First funding, with £33,910 available over 4 years. The first year’s allocation is £5,642.

A Community First panel has been set up in the area made up of local people who will consider funding applications and decide whether to recommend them to the Community Development Foundation for final approval.

The Wednesfield South Community First Panel has identified the following priorities for funding in the area:

  • Youth Provision: To address rise in anti-social behaviour, looking at youth provision with an emphasis on social, education & employment.
  • 50+ Provision: To address health, social, and general well being in the ageing population in Wednesfield South.
  • Community Cohesion: To address disenfranchised people (due a rise in unemployment and social deprivation) and improve social cohesion between the different groups that make up the community.

Where can I find more information?

For more information and to find out how to apply for funding, please visit the Wednesfield South Community First Panel website, or email the panel on

You can find general information about the Community First programme here.

Examples of eligible projects include turning wasteland into parks, holding social events for older people or starting sports clubs for the young. The aim is to generate long-term social action projects.

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Co-founder of I live in Wednesfield and am involved in various community groups and associations. I build websites and develop digital marketing strategies for a living. When not writing for WV11 or attending meetings I play drums in my band Arbor Lights. I think Wednesfield is a great place, with a great sense of community and it isn't given the credit it deserves. Hopefully goes some way to fixing this!

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