Birmingham school children raise more than £14,000 for local charity

On Tuesday 21 May, schoolchildren from across Birmingham, Solihull and surrounding areas presented more than £14,000 they had raised to a charity helping local people in need. Children from 42 schools across the city gathered at St Chad’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Birmingham to present their fantastic donation to Midland social care charity, Father Hudson’s...

British Cycling and HSBC UK to provide over 600 bikes to children in disadvantaged communities in Birmingham

The programme aims to reach children within the top 10% most disadvantaged communities of the city, to ensure that, regardless of their background, children have access to a bike and can embrace the joys and health benefits of cycling. This programme comes hot on the heels of the successful Velo Birmingham and Midlands event where...

Birmingham Gangs and Violence Commission – Supporting Community Development and Access to Funding

BVSC is one of the partners working in response to the Birmingham Gangs and Violence Commission set up by David Jamieson, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. Funding from the Commission has enabled BVSC to engage a Strategic Fundraising Manager, Ian Henshaw, to support the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and VCSE...

We need to talk, now!

Less than four minutes to successfully make the impossible conversation possible There are key books that I use in my training courses and which I recommend to clients I coach. In this blog I concentrate on the points I have put into action in my work so that you can read (in less than 4 minutes)...

Top 5 reasons to join Fastlaners and secure your dream job!

Find out the top five reasons why FastLaners can help with Job searching and dealing with rejection. Gain a new set of skills, a network of professionals and supportive peers by joining the FastLaners programme!

Women’s Advisory – touching lives of local women

Zarina's Womens Advisory - Helping the community of Aston, Lozelles and Handsworth. This group was set up with the aim to build the confidence of women, children and the elderly and to help them by offering the right support.

Top tips for creating engaging content for your volunteers

Charities rely on the support of their volunteers, and your online presence is a great way to both find new support and to keep interest going amongst your existing team. But how can you make sure the content that you’re putting out is relevant to your volunteers? And how can you use that to create...

Is it time your organisation got the recognition it deserves?

The highest accolade any voluntary organisation can aspire to is The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.  Allied to this award is the awarding of individual honours - MBE, OBE, CBE and higher -for the most deserving. We all know organisations, and people who drive those organisations, many of whom have given their life to the...