Call out to stand in solidarity around the real causes of England's housing emergency

Baobab Women’s Project and Shelter Birmingham have come together to develop a statement of solidarity which puts the record straight about the causes of the housing emergency. Read more

Latest Covid 19 Restrictions: what you need to know

From 15 September, Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull became 'areas of intervention’. This means that, in order to control the spread of the virus, residents cannot meet with people from outside their households. There is a specific focus on these areas due to the rising number of cases and the Government is working with local leaders to address these. Read more

Drop and Collect - volunteers to help keep Birmingham open

Birmingham City Council is currently recruiting volunteers to help with the new Drop and Collect Covid 19 testing service. Can you help? Read more

From Birmingham with Love

The challenges of COVID-19 and the lockdown have led to some really tough times for families this year. The From Birmingham with Love campaign is to show all families that there is a little bit of help for them, selected from the many early help services across Birmingham Children’s Partnership. Read more

Rough Sleeping: Homelessness Strategy Consultation

Birmingham City Council is consulting members of the public about the key areas of action to be taken in response to rough sleeping over the next three years. Read more

Webinar: Reopening Buildings and Resuming Services

BVSC teamed up with building consultants Acivico to bring you this Webinar that will support organisations through the process of re-opening community buildings. Here you will find the recording of the webinar and supporting documents. Read more

Launch of 'Request Help as a Local Organisation' service from BVSC and the VCS Emergencies Partnership

When local voluntary organisations need extra support, they should firstly approach their local voluntary sector support organisation However, there may be times when there is not enough local capacity to provide the support required. At this point, organisations in need can make a request for support from the ‘Request help as a local organisation’ service. Read more

Spice up your evening in by holding a charity curry night

Curry favour with your friends and family this September by serving up a spicy evening of entertainment and having fun while raising money for a local good cause. Read more

A Call for Evidence – researching key work and good practice in the sector’s Covid-19 response

Calling all social economic, community and faith based organisations to tell us about the good practice, innovation, enterprise and flexibility that they’ve evidenced in their responses to Covid-19 in the West Midlands. Read more

BSSEC publishes eighth annual report

For many, 2020 will for ever be associated with the coronavirus crisis, despite the fact that the full scale and implications of the pandemic only became evident as the financial year drew to a close. Read more

The Mind West Midlands Physical Activity Network

Sport Birmingham have partnered with the much loved and respected national charity Mind, to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas and support people with mental health problems to become more active. Read more

Free financial resilience support for charities and social enterprises

BVSC is offering free financial resilience support for charities and social enterprises, in Birmingham, with an annual turnover of less than 100k. Read more

Matt Kendall Foundation opens grant funding for young people

Covid19 Hardship Fund for young people aged 16-25 extended with support from Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Children’s Partnership Read more

Call for Papers - 2020 Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference

The Conference takes place on 7 and 8 September. The deadline for abstract submissions is 11 May 2020. Each year, the Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference provides a unique opportunity for academics, policy makers and practitioners from the UK and further afield to come together to share findings and discuss the implications of research for the sector's future Read more

Applications open for the new Birmingham 2022 community programme -

The new community programme wants to recognise projects that are delivered by grass-roots organisations that have a positive impact on the communities they serve. Read more