The Heart of England Community Foundation is now accepting applications for The Harry Payne Fund. This fund provides grants of between £250 and £1000 to support causes in Birmingham and within a 25 mile radius of the city centre, including Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. Registered charities and CIO's with an income of less than £500,000 who support the disadvantaged are welcome to apply and funding is available for specific projects and general running costs. Examples of the types of causes that have previously been supported include: care of the elderly; victims, offenders and their families; disability organisations; organisations encouraging understanding between different faiths; relief of poverty, particularly food poverty; local environmental projects; and homelessness. This program has a rolling deadline with funding decisions being made four times a year.