About Us


About US


Localise West Midlands currently receives charitable funding from Barrow Cadbury Trust, as part of their resources and resilience programme, for our Localising Prosperity activities.

LWM has in the past received core funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Polden-Puckham Foundation, and project funding from the Andrew Wainwright Reform Trust, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the William Adlington Cadbury Trust.

We have also been commissioned to produce work for the Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Strategic Partnership, Greets Green Enterprising Communities, and Advantage West Midlands, and have had project funding from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.

Much of our ‘core’ work is difficult to fund. As with many organisations that aim to tackle the root causes rather than the symptoms of problems, our core work consequently does not always have the immediate or direct impact on symptoms that charitable and public funders often require. Funding specifically for our policy work would greatly increase our effectiveness, within and beyond the region.

If you, or a funder you know, may be interested in funding the work of Localise West Midlands, please contact info@localisewestmidlands.org.uk to discuss this further.

What We Do


Providing advice and support to policy makers at local and regional level.


Conducting research into what makes a sustainable and prosperous localised economy.

Consultancy & Training

Supporting private companies and other organisations to win more business.