Leaf Creative Arts wants your vote to win £50K of National Lottery funding

If successful, Leaf Creative Arts will use the grant to expand the number of memory cafes and other art, music and activity sessions run for people with dementia, people with mental health problems and those who are socially isolated.

Birmingham mum self-publishes debut book as a lasting legacy for her daughter

Sharron Zarelli recently self-published her first children’s book, Gina Goes on Holiday, as a lasting legacy for her daughter who passed away in March 2005.

Working at iSE: Just Another Day at the Office?

Emma Forrester is a consultant at the Brum-based Institute for Social Enterprise. In this piece she outlines the variety her job brings and the booming social enterprise sector in the city.

The Stonewall Generation

With BVSC about to launch the search for a provider to deliver the final project in the LGBT strand of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme, we look at some of the issues affecting...

“Everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve been someone’s project” [Part 1/5: An Impossible Start to Life]

John's life has been one of violence, abuse and institutions – but scratch the surface and you see resilience, recovery and the chance of a new life. In part 1, John reflects on his childhood and some of the key barriers he and his peers faced growing up.

Think you can’t afford to build a strong brand?

Well now’s the time to think again! It’s the age-old conundrum – not-for-profits need a strong, compelling brand to help them stand out and raise the funds they need but spending money on developing that...

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“Everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve been someone’s project” [Part 2/5: A downward spiral]

John’s life has been one of violence, abuse and institutions – but scratch the surface and you see resilience, recovery and the chance of a new life. 

Starting a conversation about food in Birmingham

Birmingham is working hard to become a city where all citizens can thrive and achieve their potential, and creating a healthy, affordable and sustainable food environment across the city is key to this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlup5Ta7ajA&feature=youtu.be When we...

To merge or not to merge?

The current challenging fundraising and commissioning climate does not offer the most fertile ground for two or more Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations (VCSOs) to sow the seeds of a merger. Many charities see...