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.

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...

Women’s Advisory – touching lives of local women

Zarina's Womens Advisory - Helping the community of Aston, Lozelles and Handsworth. This group was set up with the aim to build the confidence of women, children and the elderly and to help them by offering the right support.

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,...

Birmingham school children raise more than £14,000 for local charity

On Tuesday 21 May, schoolchildren from across Birmingham, Solihull and surrounding areas presented more than £14,000 they had raised to a charity helping local people in need. Children from 42 schools across the city gathered...

BVSC calls out to community partners to get involved in proposed City Board

BVSC is seeking expressions of interest from community sector partners to sit on the proposed City Board. Our chief executive Brian Carr outlines the mechanism for getting involved.

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.

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...

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...