£2 million fund from The National Lottery to bring people together and boost community...

The £2 million fund coincides with research showing that nearly half of adults (45%) in the West Midlands say community spirit is strong in their local neighbourhood To mark The National Lottery’s 25th...

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,...

Fundraising family step up to support charities during lock down

A kind-hearted family has embarked upon on a series of fundraising challenges to raise vital funds for John Taylor Hospice and Motor Neurone Disease Association to thank the charities for providing much-needed care for their dad.

#YourLifeMatters Summit 2018 to bring together young people, families and services in the city

First Class Legacy and West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner are hosting this year's #YourLifeMatters summit on 30th August in central Birmingham. In the context of increasing youth crime and violence across the UK, this...

Aston Villa and #BrumTogether join forces to provide clothing support

The Aston Villa Foundation, Active Wellbeing Society and wider #BrumTogether network have teamed up to collect clothing from across the city and redistribute it to vulnerable residents. The Foundation is collecting clothes from grassroots organisations...

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...

Outstanding – The Impact of The Erdington C-19 Taskforce

Erdington MP Hails the 'local heroes' keeping residents and communities safe during the COVID19 pandemic. The Erdington COVID19 Taskforce, established in April, has raised almost £400,000 to support the district’s vulnerable residents. As of the 18th...

West Midlands PCC Youth Commissioners present key policy ideas to ‘Dragon’s Den’

This week the West Midlands PCC’s Youth Commissioners pitched their ideas on key policies within the Police and Crime plan to a panel of judges. The event took place at the Prince’s Trust centre in...

Keeping swimming open at Moseley Road Baths

An iconic Birmingham landmark with national historical and architectural significance, Moseley Road Baths is one of only three Grade II* listed swimming pools still in use in the UK. Standing proudly with its red brick...

Asset-based community participation: A new way of volunteering

From improvement of skills to the positive feeling gained when giving back to the community, there are clearly a range of more abstract motivations which appeal to the volunteer.