The transition into full-time employment: Reflections from an Expert by Experience

Bev Hardman, Lead Engagement Worker for the Inreach/ Outreach workstream with Birmingham Changing Futures Together reflects on her own recovery journey and the transition into full time employment.

Another busy year for BVSC’s Team Challenge

2019 has been another busy year for BVSC’s Team Challenge programme. Between May and November we have facilitated eight challenges across the city, and the work of our wonderful corporate volunteers has made a huge difference to the voluntary and community sector organisations we have supported. Spring Team Challenge began the year in May, when...

Volunteering opportunities with the National Trust in Birmingham

In 2020 the National Trust will celebrate 125 years since it was formed. It has grown into the UK’s largest charity looking after and caring for some of the UK’s leading historic places, sites and areas of beautiful countryside. The National Trust like a lot of charities is supported by dedicated volunteers who are the...

£2 million fund from The National Lottery to bring people together and boost community spirit

The £2 million fund coincides with research showing that nearly half of adults (45%) in the West Midlands say community spirit is strong in their local neighbourhood To mark The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday and this fund, Oscar-winning animators Aardman unveiled an uplifting film celebrating community spirit in modern UK, and the small...

BVSC accredited as Real Living Wage Employer

BVSC has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at BVSC receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.30. This rate is significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.21 per hour. The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according...

MAC Awarded Arts Council England Funding for New Accessible Artist Studios and Renovation Projects

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) is delighted to announce the organisation has been awarded £400,000 as part of Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded Small Capital Programme. This ambitious project will include the creation of a new purpose-built studio, beautiful sensory garden, reinvigoration of existing spaces, advancements to the digital infrastructure and refurbishment of MAC’s...

“The Dream I Held In My Hands”

To commemorate the inspirational life of Jane Slowey, one of  The Letterpress Project's founding members, the project has produced a collection of original short essays called "The Dream I Held in My Hands". Contributors reflect upon the books that inspired them to become readers. Jane Slowey: An Appreciation In October 2017 The Letterpress Project lost one...

Starting a conversation about food in Birmingham

Birmingham is working hard to become a city where all citizens can thrive and achieve their potential, and creating a healthy, affordable and sustainable food environment across the city is key to this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlup5Ta7ajA&feature=youtu.be When we talk about the food environment in Birmingham we are thinking about how we grow food, transform it from raw materials...