John Taylor Hospice launches poetry competition for children and young people

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice is launching a schools’ poetry competition as part of the celebrations of its 110th anniversary. Children and young people across Birmingham and the West Midlands are being offered the chance to...

The story behind BVSC’s new web design service

BVSC has announced the launch of a new Website Design Service which will offer professional, affordable websites for both voluntary organisations and small businesses. The service will be provided by experienced website designer Dainius Stepulevicius. His first project for...

Top 5 reasons to join Fastlaners and secure your dream job!

Find out the top five reasons why FastLaners can help with Job searching and dealing with rejection. Gain a new set of skills, a network of professionals and supportive peers by joining the FastLaners programme!
Group of partipants at the Time to Think event

Time to think: Navigating Change in Third Sector

Background On the 22 January 2020, Third Sector Research Centre's 'Change in the Making' research study team worked in partnership with BVSC to bring together a group of Birmingham’s voluntary sector leaders for the first...

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) named most visited free West Midlands attraction

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) has been named the most visited free attraction in the West Midlands in an annual survey by Visit England. In an annual survey of visits to visitor attractions by VisitEngland, Midlands...

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...

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

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...

Birmingham mum pays tribute to ‘supportive’ boss over son’s happiness

A working mum from Birmingham says her “flexible and supportive” boss has helped turn her home life around.

New scheme proving successful in recruiting BAME carers across the Black Country

Camphill Village Trust are leading the way in recruiting BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) carers to our innovative Shared Lives scheme on behalf of Dudley Council, which offers adults who need support, the chance to live with an ordinary family.