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

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...

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 report suggests West Midlands jobs market is failing women

New data published last month by the Fawcett Society, Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC), and West Midlands Women’s Voice reveals that in the West Midlands, women are less likely to be employed than men,...

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...

A team of ten try to tackle mental health issues for young children

Colleagues from PeoplePlus worked together with Prince's Trust to develop a feel-good book with the purpose of improving the lives and confidence of children through its messaging.

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...

How do we ensure that everyone benefits from economic growth across WM region?

A West Midlands Voluntary & Community Sector Leaders' Group (WMVCS) is urging civil society organisations and groups across the West Midlands region to share their thoughts on inclusive growth in the region. Organisations are urged...

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...

Talent Match Birmingham & Solihull releases final report

Talent Match Birmingham & Solihull has released its final report, a legacy of the five-year programme which helped young people furthest from the jobs market to find and sustain work. The National Lottery Community...

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.