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...

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),...

Providing housing as a first priority for city’s most vulnerable

Providing housing as a first priority has proven an effective way of breaking the ‘revolving door’ cycle that many clients described being trapped in. It provides a safe space to address issues that can’t...

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...

Systems Change for people with multiple and complex needs in Birmingham

The Birmingham Changing Futures Together (BCFT) programme is funded by National Lottery  Community Fund’s Fulfilling Lives initiative and is led locally by BVSC. The programme works with service users and organisations to shape how services...

Improving the lives of over 50s in Birmingham by addressing social isolation and loneliness

Ageing Better in Birmingham takes a strengths based approach to addressing isolation and loneliness by supporting unconstituted groups to improve connectivity in our communities, whilst also focusing on prevention. More than 400 Ageing Better groups...

Looking Back, Looking Forward: An Annual Review

Welcome to the first in a series of blog posts in which I and my colleagues will be reviewing the work BVSC has been doing in the business year 2018/19 and looking forward to...