Previous Consultations - 2020/21


Project name: North Smethwick Development Trust

Survey Duration from: 04th August 2020 - 19th August 2020

Project Details: 

North Smethwick Development Trust is a registered charity based at the Brasshouse Community Centre in Smethwick.

The organisation is based in the heart of a local neighbourhood affected by multiple deprivations and provides a range of services and activities either independently or with other local agencies to improve the lives of local families, older adults, children and young people. 

The request for CIL funding is to support their Your Local Pantry project where members contribute £4.00 per week to gain access to a minimum of 10 items (approximately £15.00 worth of shopping) including fresh fruit and vegetables, chilled and frozen products as well as toiletries.  The shop will be community led and run by volunteers supporting development of crucial skills and work experience.

Additional benefits of the Pantry model are that it will be run mainly by volunteers, offering people opportunities to gain valuable work experience, build confidence and forge relationships with others in the community. Social isolation is also reduced as members meet before and after the Pantry opening times. 

Pantries are designed to look and feel like any typical local shop, by offering members choice and an opportunity to contribute financially, members feel valued and it removes any stigma associated with other initiatives helping to relieve food poverty.

The North Smethwick Development Trust require CIL funding support to purchase the equipment to display the produce available to ensure the feel of a local shop. The equipment requested is a commercial upright display fridge, freezer and shelving kits.

Amount of funding being requested: £2,577.62

West Bromwich

Project name: West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre

Survey Duration from: 04th August 2020 - 19th August 2020

Project Details: 

The West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre is based in Thomas Street, West Bromwich. The organisation is a charity and works to benefit African Caribbean communities and aims to offer life chances to local people.

The CIL funding to supply and fit new external shutters to the building following a number of break in's to the Resource Centre in recent years.

The installation of four new shutters will upgrade the external security of the building and will aim to reduce the likelihood of further break in's occurring in the future. This work should also impact positively on volunteers and local people feeling safer that attend the Resource centre.

Amount of funding being requested: £3,500.00


Project name: Skyforce F.C 

Survey Duration from: 25th August 2020 - 08th September 2020

Project Details: 

Purchase of football equipment to enable the club to re-start football sessions


Skyforce F.C is an organisation recently established in 2017 and the club aims to get youths off the streets and playing football in a fun and safe environment. The club has a diverse membership and is looking to extend their project through further training and will ensure the safety of the children, volunteers and parents in a post COVID-19 environment.


The one-off purchase of essential football equipment will enable the safe running of the club and re-start of training and matches following COVID-19. It is planned that football games will be played across various pitches in Sandwell from September 2020 onwards. The organisation has produced various COVID-19 risk assessment documents to support safe delivery of the project.

CIL funding is requested for purchase of football nets, footballs, crowd barriers, corner posts and other more minor items to support the delivery of the project.

Amount of funding being requested: £975.69