There are two organisations after some support at the moment.
mac are after the last little bit of funds they need to cover their refurbishment. They’re not too far off by the sound of things (it’s the last 1% they’re after) and are hoping enough people can be tempted to donate a fiver or so (more if poss). I just chipped in.
To sweeten the deal they’ve put up a little gamey thing you can play with called Famous for Five.
Rather more ambitiously, this story went up on the Birmingham Post website today:
Birmingham City Council wants to raise £34 million from local people and businesses to go towards the £189 million cost of the library in Centenary Square