Making the Civil Society Strategy a reality in Birmingham and the West Midlands

BVSC announces a new programme to support voluntary sector engagement with local social investment initiatives, and a launch event to inform and engage civil society groups. Here, Brian Carr (Chief Executive, BVSC), Jasbir Rai (Deputy...

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...

When volunteers connect with their isolated neighbours, everyone benefits

Citizens from Tyburn, north-east of Birmingham city centre, have been rewarded for the work they are doing to help improve connections in their local community. Volunteers from Community Organisers - a project set up...

Talent Match leaves a legacy for Birmingham & Solihull

More than five years ago BVSC together with Solihull Sustain and other local partners, developed a Talent Match programme for Birmingham and Solihull. The programme, funded by Big Lottery (now the National Lottery Community Fund),...

Wellbeing Portal launched to support Birmingham citizens

Birmingham residents who are looking for local activities, support and services that encourage wellbeing and an active and healthy lifestyle can now search a new online directory called Route2Wellbeing that describes over 1,500 local,...

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...

New initiative sees return of old Sunday car boot

A new initiative sees the return of the old Sunday boot sale in the Heart of Birmingham City Centre. Birmingham Sunday Share is being run as a partnership between The Active Wellbeing Society and Friction...

Neighbourhood Networks Schemes and Third Sector Grants

The Neighbourhood Networks Schemes came about against a backdrop of declining resources, an ageing population, rising pressures on Adult Social Care and Health Services, a growing need to improve integration and partnership working between...

Employment Programme delivers long-term benefits

The taxpayer has been saved nearly £4.5 million in an innovative programme to support long-term unemployed young people in Birmingham and Solihull - according to an independent report. More than 350 young people are now...

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...