Town Grants


Ileys Community Association - Ileys Soup Kitchen Night

Ileys Community Association

November 2019

The project application received from the Ileys Community Association is from an organisation based at Victoria Skills Centre in Smethwick.

The request for funding is to support delivery of a weekly youth club session and additional day in the week for the running of a soup kitchen. The soup kitchen will aim to provide an open access service and will offer a range of classes from seasonal cooker and preparing healthy family meals offering cuisine from different areas of the world.

The funding requested from LAB is for purchase of an oven, cooker and extractor fan, a food counter, marketing costs and volunteers to receive training in a level 2 food safety course and workplace first aid and the purchase of food and ingredients.

The application also requests funding for a Project co-ordinator for the duration of the project (24 weeks) and this role will support clients and volunteers.

The group were awarded £3,997.52

Bangladeshi Islamic Association Smethwick  - Better Healthier Future 

Bangladeshi Islamic Association

The project application received from the Bangladesh Islamic Association is from an independent charitable organisation based in Lewisham Road in Smethwick.

The request for funding is to support delivery of the different areas of the project. This includes the cost of a cooing and yoga tutor; ingredients and sports hall hire. The cooking sessions will be a practical demonstration of cooking different healthy foods and information sharing to both men and women. The cooking sessions will aim to be innovative and give people new skills or develop existing skills and the project will be open to people of all ethnic backgrounds.

An event will be held to celebrate the success of the courses and to recognise the learning journeys that local people participating have competed over the duration of the project.

The group were awarded £3,695.73

Hadley Stadium Community Cycle Club

September 2019

Cycling UK is an established organisation that aims to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and help people develop their skills and have fun.

The funded requested from the Town Grants team funded three volunteers from Sandwell to participate in National Standards cycle training and gain National standard instructor accreditation. This has enabled the participants to gain a qualification. The project was based at the new Hadley Stadium Cycle Club in Smethwick.

The group were awarded £1,440

Filipino Festival

July 2019

The project application received from the Birmingham Filipino British Community Volunteers (BFBCV) is a funding contribution towards the purchase of gazebos only for Birmingham and Sandwell West Midlands Filipino Festival 2019 which was held at Lightwoods park in Smethwick on the 6th and 7th July 2019.

The request for funding was to support a one cost for a non-profit event that aimed to encourage people to experience and understand the Filipino culture.

The event included a parade that showcased the evolution of traditional costumes and an opportunity for the public to taste different dishes from different provinces and food products.

The group were awarded £1,500.


Borough-wide projects

Smethwick is also benefiting from a number of borough-wide projects funded by town grants.

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