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Setting up a group

If you're thinking of setting up a new group, there are some useful resources on the NCVO website to guide you through the process. Everything from choosing a charitable structure, to writing your constitution.

Organisations supporting older adults

Any Birmingham organisations that have been awarded funding through Birmingham City Council’s Neighbourhood Network Schemes can contact us for ongoing advice and guidance. Find out more here

Groups and activities for the over 50s

If you are considering setting up a group or activities for the over 50s you could consider applying for a grant (up to £2,000) from the Ageing Better Fund. To talk through your ideas and find out more contact your local Ageing Better Hub for advice and guidance.

Organisations that provide activities for young people

Through our two community development workers, funded through the Office of the Police & Crime Commission (PCC), we can provide support to organisations that deliver activities (or have ideas to deliver) activities for young people in one of Birmingham’s target areas: Aston; Alum Rock; Bordesley; Erdington; Winson Green; Ladywood; Small Heath; Northfield; and Handsworth. These activities could be, for example, sports, music, dance or church groups.

The type of support could include: fundraising; volunteer recruitment; Marketing/promotion; Partnership Working; Monitoring and Evaluation; Governance; Safeguarding.

Contact Trevor or Ann:

Ann – Tel: 0782 403 3713  Email Anns[at]bvsc[dot]org
Trevor - Tel: 0746 492 6771  Email: Trevorw[at]bvsc[dot]org

BVSC Consultancy

We provide consultancy support to VCSE organisations on VCSE engagement, leadership, finances, restructuring, governance, business development, project and programme development, strategic engagement, financial management, start up, wind-down, co-production and project design.

Contact Sophie Wilson: Tel 07388 376946 Email: SopheW[at]bvsc[dot]org