People at Home Urged to Take Part in Art Project

To celebrate the 110th anniversary of John Taylor Hospice, people are being invited to use their time at home to unleash their creative energy and be part of a unique artwork

Pedal Power; the female-only cycling course for refugee women

When Majda first came into contact with Pedal Power, she had only just arrived in Birmingham and didn’t know many people at all, aside from those she lived with. It was her housemate that...

Shared Lives Scheme recruits another two households

At their first Independent Panel of 2020, Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives recruited another four carers to their ever growing scheme developing across Dudley Borough and the surrounding Black Country area. That is now...

AVIVA launches Community Fund 2020 with £250,000 per quarter for innovative small projects

Unique programme empowers employees to back the clever ideas that move communities forward. Aviva has unveiled the evolution of its Community Fund 2020, with a number of exciting changes set to provide causes across...

Art and Social Change: Exhibition curated by artist Anna Berry, now on at MAC

The Disability Arts Movement were a civil rights group of artists and activists who fought the marginalisation of Disabled people. Their work supported the struggle of Disability Rights activists, which led to the passing...

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...

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...

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...

Making Birmingham a friendlier city

Local Brummies share their best tips for small talk and pledge to start conversations with neighbours and people they don't already know.

BVSC joins forces with over 85 civil society organisations to express concerns about no-deal

Together with organisations from across the devolved nations, as well as a breadth of English regions, the group has called on the Prime Minister to urgently engage with a range of concerns about leaving the EU without a deal on the 31st October.