Benefits of growing fresh fruit and veg in the outdoor classroom

Almost a decade ago, urban greening charity Trees for Cities started working with schools to bring fruit and veg into the outdoor classroom. By learning in an Edible Playground - fully equipped with raised...

The transition into full-time employment: Reflections from an Expert by Experience

Bev Hardman, Lead Engagement Worker for the Inreach/ Outreach workstream with Birmingham Changing Futures Together reflects on her own recovery journey and the transition into full time employment.

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...

National Charity Ovacome launches its Midlands ovarian cancer support hub

A Midlands support hub, specifically helping people affected by ovarian cancer, is being launched this week by Ovacome, enabling the national charity to build a community in the area and to provide vital services. Attending...

Five Star Catering at John Taylor Hospice

John Taylor Hospice has received five stars, the highest possible rating, for food hygiene in a spot inspection by Birmingham City Council. For more than five years running the Erdington-based hospice has received the top...

Is it time your organisation got the recognition it deserves?

The highest accolade any voluntary organisation can aspire to is The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.  Allied to this award is the awarding of individual honours - MBE, OBE, CBE and higher -for the...

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...