Events and workshops in the West Midlands

At HLF in the West Midlands we run free monthly funding support workshops in Birmingham to help you to apply to us for funding.

Development workshops

The first Thursday of each month 10am-1pm

The workshops are a great opportunity to find out about our funding, get tips on how to make a good application and network with other organisations from your area. You will also meet the development team for HLF in the West Midlands who will provide you with free advice and support.

Places are limited; to book a place in advance please tel: 0121 616 6870 or email the development team.

You don’t need a definite project idea to attend - just come along to find out more.



Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) funding fair

Tuesday 28 November 10am-2pm

BVSC, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DR

Chat to HLF and other funders at this marketplace event. You can also find out avout the services and support BVSC can offer.

This drop in event is open to all with no need to book. If you wish to pre-register your place visit

First World War Discovery Day

Tuesday 12 December 11am-3.30pm

Heritage Learning Space, Library of Birmingham

In partnership with the First World War Engagement Centres this event will help your group to

  • Start planning your first WW1 project or feel inspired to think about your next
  • Network with other organisations working on WW1 projects and share information you have found
  • Find out how the WW1 Engagement Centres can help your project
  • Hear funding and evaluation hints and tips from the experts

Free with lunch provided and reasonable travel expenses covered.  To secure your group’s place please email


First World War project advice session

Tuesday 5 December 4-6pm

Heritage Learning Room on floor four of the Library of Birmingham

The Voices of War and Peace Engagement Centre will be hosting advice sessions at the Library of Birmingham for groups looking to apply for an HLF grant. The sessions can cover anything you need help with, from sources of historic information to developing a budget. If you want to book a slot please contact Nicola Gauld or tel: 0121 464 3209.

Thursday 14 December 4-6pm (following the Stafford VCSE forum)

Support Staffordshire, Civic Centre, Stafford ST16 3AQ

Chat to HLF about support for projects to explore and remember the First World War. To book a slot please email


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