Funding for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community groups
A total of 25 Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic community groups have been awarded grants from the Engagement Fund to fund a range of community projects, many of which are helping residents stay connected during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Business grants from 2 December
Following the lockdown period that began on 5 November, an additional business grants scheme will be available for some businesses, mainly operating in hospitality, accommodation and leisure.
Welcome back to our libraries!
Most of the city’s libraries reopen again from Wednesday 2 December with Covid safety measures in place. We’ll also be extending our popular ‘Order & Collect’ service to community libraries from 7 December.
Please don't place old batteries in your waste or recycling, urges council
Batteries that aren't discarded properly can explode, cause fires and endanger people's lives. They should be taken to one of our recycling centres or a local supermarket.
Setting the Council Budget and Council Tax 2021/22 during Covid-19
An update on the council’s budget for next year will go to the council’s Policy & Resources committee on Thursday 3 December. The final budget decisions are made at Budget Council in February 2021.
World AIDS Day vigil on 1 December goes online
You can join people from across the city online at 6pm on Tuesday 1 December to show support for people living with HIV, and commemorate those who have died.
Council leisure centres re-open
All seven of the council's leisure centres will re-open on Wednesday 2 December. Welcome back!
Spending £380,000 ‘Rashford money’ to help local families in need
Councillors are set to agree a voucher scheme to run over the Christmas and February half-term period for families in greatest need.
How we've been looking after our wellbeing in lockdownHear from some of our residents from across our diverse communities about their experiences of lockdown, learn how they’ve coped and find out how they’ve looked after their wellbeing through the pandemic.
Apply now for a business grant
Make sure you don’t miss out on a Covid business support grant. You can apply now on our website.