When volunteers connect with their isolated neighbours, everyone benefits

Citizens from Tyburn, north-east of Birmingham city centre, have been rewarded for the work they are doing to help improve connections in their local community. Volunteers from Community Organisers - a project set up...

Tabor House responds to Birmingham homelessness figures

After Government statistics released last week show a 60% rise in the number of people sleeping rough in Birmingham, a charity has spoken about the work being done at Digbeth homeless shelter, Tabor House. Christy...

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!

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.

John Taylor Hospice’s first charity shop attracts crowds

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice has opened its first charity shop in its hundred year history – right in the heart of Erdington.

Befriending unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people

Birmingham Community Hosting have received some glowing testimonies to the power of good this befriending scheme has brought not just our young people - but also to the adults that befriend them.

Bloomin’ Brum Campaign Gets Backing of Birmingham Civic Society

The Social Action Campaign is part of the UpRising Birmingham leadership programme for 18-25 year olds.

Social isolation: Citizens rewarded for “life-changing” work

The Ageing Better Awards recognised the everyday people who were the "driving force" behind a "life-changing" scheme helping almost 5,000 Brummies aged 50+.

BVSC staff complete Team Challenge at St. Peter’s Housing Association

Everyone worked tirelessly throughout the day. There was a mixture of planting hanging baskets, clay pots, troughs and a bedding area with lots of colourful plants - as well as clearing overgrown greenery.