Our Dream Bigger Grants can provide a grant of up to £2,000 to help you.

All you need to do is work with a sponsor or person from a professional body on the following short application and we will do the rest.

The purpose of The Dream Bigger grants

The idea of these grants is that the funding helps you to work towards your employment goals.You will need to explain how this grant will be spent directly on activities that will assist you in the pursuit of work if you apply.

Are you facing barriers to employment or education but can’t fund your progress from other means (e.g. statutory grants/loans) and can explain what you need the money for and how you’ll spend it? The Dream Bigger Grant could help! Only you know what you need to get you closer to employment, so we’re not in the business of creating an exhaustive list of what we will and won’t fund. We’ll consider all applications.  As long as you explain what you want the money for how that will get you closer to employment, it could be anything. We strongly encourage you to make a video on your phone where you answer the application questions for you.

The examples below are just examples to get you thinking – our Trustees will consider every application on a case-by-case basis.

Some ideas of what we’ll pay for:

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It’s more likely that we won’t be able to fund things like:

The trustees reserve the right to refuse applications for costs that they do not believe assists the applicant to achieve employment.

The detail:

The deadline for Dream Bigger Grants is 19 March 2021.  The Trustees will consider each application on merit as soon as possible.

You may apply for one grant per person for up to £2,000.  

The Trustees reserve the right to award less than the amount requested and may on very rare occasions award more than £2,000. All successful applicants will be required to sign up to a condition of grant form. We will be in touch if we need to ask you an extra questions or if your application has been successful and will give you feedback if you have been unsuccessful.

Our grants are for young people aged between 16 and 25 years (at the time of application) and you must live in Birmingham. You should send us proof of your address (this could be a copy of your driving licence, passport, bank statement, letter fromJob Centre Plus, for example, etc.)

We wish you all the best of luck with your application and future plans!


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