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...

Promotional film highlights the essential service provided by SIFA Fireside

A film production company called Big Button have produced a three minute promotional film highlighting the work of SIFA Fireside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHQ1H84FrMo SIFA Fireside aims to improve health and inclusion for homeless and vulnerably housed adults in Birmingham. Our hub offers holistic support across the whole journey of homelessness from help at point of crisis through to...

Think you can’t afford to build a strong brand?

Well now’s the time to think again! It’s the age-old conundrum – not-for-profits need a strong, compelling brand to help them stand out and raise the funds they need but spending money on developing that brand costs hard earned cash, which could be put to good use elsewhere. Arguably there has never been a time in...

The Stonewall Generation

With BVSC about to launch the search for a provider to deliver the final project in the LGBT strand of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme, we look at some of the issues affecting older LGBT adults when accessing, or in, care settings and our aspiration for the Changing Practice in Adult Social Care...

Plott Creative pledges sponsorship for 2020 sleep out challenge

Following on from last year’s hugely successful YMCA Sleep Easy in Sutton Coldfield town centre, local Creative and Digital Agency Plott Creative have pledged their early support as the main sponsor of the 2020 event taking place on Friday 27th March next year. The entire Plott team will be swapping their beds for boxes...