5 reasons why audiobooks are amazing! Free audiobook membership opportunity in Birmingham

Whether it’s discovering a classic for the first time, or relaxing with an old favourite, reading can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing. A 2018 Reading Agency study found that children who...

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),...

Conferences at BVSC offers affordable venue hire right in the heart of Birmingham

Conferencing at BVSC enjoyed another busy year in 2018/19. We were pleased to welcome many repeat customers who tell us they value the central  location which is so convenient for mainline stations - Moor...

Birmingham Gangs and Violence Commission – Supporting Community Development and Access to Funding

BVSC is one of the partners working in response to the Birmingham Gangs and Violence Commission set up by David Jamieson, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. Funding from the Commission has enabled BVSC...

Preparing for parenthood with ‘approachable’ support

Becoming a parent can be challenging, but Approachable Parenting offers a safe environment, where parents can access practical support to help them overcome their daily challenges to become confident in their parenting responsibilities.

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,...

Modern Slavery Handbook for front line workers

London Homelessness charity The Passage has produced a Modern Slavery Handbook which explains what slavery looks like in the homeless community, what to watch out for and what you can do about it.

Green paper sets out vision for a cohesive, inclusive and welcoming Birmingham

Councillor Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member – Social Inclusion, Community Safety & Equalities, invites individuals and organisations to put forward their views on the the City's Community Cohesion Strategy green paper. "I am delighted to attach...

BVSC calls out to community partners to get involved in proposed City Board

BVSC is seeking expressions of interest from community sector partners to sit on the proposed City Board. Our chief executive Brian Carr outlines the mechanism for getting involved.

Cost-effective business solutions for growing organisations

In 2018 we re-launched our back-office services as BVSC Business Solutions with the aim of bringing both our established (HR and Payroll) and new (Human Resources) services all under one banner. We have in place...