Our vision is for a City in which all people enjoy
lives of inclusion, safety, wellbeing and fulfilment.

What we do

BVSC works to make a positive difference to the lives of people in Birmingham and we believe that the key to this is found in our communities.



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Volunteering involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that is of benefit to others or the environment.




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Our Impact


Social cost benefit of The Lead Worker Peer Mentor Programme.


Birmingham citizens have participated in activities that reduce social isolation.


Clients with multiple and complex needs and a history of rough sleeping supported into Housing First Tenancies

Latest news

  • Birmingham Vision for Volunteering Workshops

    Birmingham’s Vision for Volunteering sets out an aspirational view of what the volunteering landscape in Birmingham could look like by 2027. It draws on the recently developed national Vision for Volunteering, produced by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and its partners. It was co-produced by citizens, voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations, the public sector, and academic partners in Birmingham, through a series of events held in late 2022. Read more

  • Inclusive Communities Fund: A legacy of the 2022 Commonwealth Games

    The Inclusive Communities Fund is here! A groundbreaking opportunity for the West Midlands. Today marks a significant milestone as we announce the launch of the £9 million Commonwealth Games legacy funding for grassroots projects. Our mission is to promote physical and mental well-being, foster community cohesion, and ensure that the positive legacy of the 2022 Commonwealth Games reverberates throughout our region. Read more

  • Join our Board of Trustees!

    Do you have enthusiasm, commitment and sound judgement? Do you share our vision for Birmingham in which all people enjoy lives of inclusion, safety, wellbeing and fulfilment. If yes, you could be the person we are looking for. Closing date: 30 November Read more

Latest events

  • Engage for Funding Forum

    The cost of living crisis means delivering your services is ever more expensive.  Whilst Income Generation is important,  reducing costs without reducing impact is also imperative for successful VCFSE organisations.  In Kind Direct redistributes consumer products donated at scale by companies, including personal hygiene items, household cleaning and laundry items, toys, tech, clothing and baby essentials through community organisations like yours for a fraction of the retail price. Read more

  • Ethical Fundraising and Problematic Philanthropy – a Talk and Q&A

    Online: Thursday 30 November, 10:30 - 12:00 The way that we view philanthropy is rightly changing. A number of recent developments have increased scrutiny on how philanthropists, companies and trusts accrued their wealth, and the ethical implications of this for charities and social enterprises. But how much should this matter to your organisation? In a challenging financial climate, when is it right to say no to a donation? Join us to consider these and other ethical considerations. Read more

  • Environment & Energy Network Meeting - How Can We Engage with Local Shops & Supermarkets to Support the Environment?

    Next Environment & Energy Network Meeting to take place in December. Read more