#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...

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...

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,...

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.

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.

£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...

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.

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...

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...

Bloomin’ Brum: engaging young people via community gardening

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