We exist to harness people power in Birmingham
to help build a more inclusive and dynamic city

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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Become a volunteer

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

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Our Impact

£3,218,581

Social cost benefit of The Lead Worker Peer Mentor Programme.

9,000

Birmingham citizens have participated in activities that reduce social isolation.

215

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

BVSC Research Unit

Research & Consultancy; Evaluation; Analysis; and Learning.

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Latest news

  • A new programme of strategic support and development for the VCFSE sector

    Whilst responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector has come together with a spirit of collaboration to support citizens and communities through a period of unprecedented challenge. Read more

  • Is your organisation looking for Kickstart participants?

    Back in April 2021, BVSC was granted a contract to deliver the governments’ Kickstart Scheme. We aim to engage with organisations that would like to benefit from the Kickstart Scheme and act as host organisations. Allowing you to reap the benefits of the extra capacity and not worry about the paperwork! Read more

  • Reopening Community Buildings - Free Support

    Acivico has been working with BVSC to offer online workshops for those responsible for community buildings. We are pleased to announce our next workshop. Read more

Latest events

  • Supported Exempt Accommodation Quality Standards - An event for providers

    This digital event is aimed at providers of exempt accommodation and will be facilitated by BVSC. It will cover different aspects of Birmingham’s Supported Accommodation Pilot. The presentations will centre around Birmingham’s Exempt Accommodation Quality Standards. Read more

  • Launch of the Community Development Practice Hub

    Join us for the Community Development Practice Hub launch, which aims to connect, inspire, and upskill community development practitioners across Birmingham. Read more

  • Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference

    The conference will centre around Leadership, Diversity and Civil Society and will be held at Aston University. Read more