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.

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...

#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...

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...

Use World Cup fever to bring your community together

The World Cup is an opportunity to reach out to those who may not have friends and family around them to watch games with.

Sir Lenny Henry backs Brum’s Permission to Smile campaign

The campaign is encouraging Brummies to foster a renewed sense of community spirit.

Bloomin’ Brum: engaging young people via community gardening

Bloomin' Brum are transforming our city, one community garden at a time!

Plott Creative pledges sponsorship for 2020 sleep out challenge

Following on from last year’s hugely successful YMCA Sleep Easy in Sutton Coldfield town centre, local Creative and Digital Agency Plott Creative have pledged their early support as the main sponsor of the 2020...

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...

Making Birmingham a friendlier city

Local Brummies share their best tips for small talk and pledge to start conversations with neighbours and people they don't already know.