Tuesday 21 September marked the start of Mayor's Giving Month, enabling businesses the opportunity to continually support local charities, community groups and good causes across the West Midlands. We want to celebrate the wonderful support already happening across the region, but importantly to recognise the vital role of the charity and voluntary sector in our local communities. We hope there will be opportunities for partnerships to develop between businesses and local charities!

The West Midlands Combined Authority would like to wish good luck to all the businesses and charities who will be taking part and hosting events throughout the month, and we hope that you will continue to host future events throughout the year to support and give back.

Mayor's Giving Month Events
There are a variety of upcoming events scheduled to take place throughout the month, including:

• Haig & co and Gorilla Coffee Co - Mayor's Giving Month Peloton
• Lloyds Banking Group - Wellbeing Check-in for a Virtual World
• WMCA - Business Basics First Workshops
• CAPE - People Management Programme

You can find out more about the events being hosted and how you can take part here!

Supporters of Mayor's Giving Month
If you are a business or charity who is hosting your own event don't forget to:
1. Tag us into your social media posts
2. Email your photos to [email protected]
3. Use the #WMGivingMonth21 hashtag

Sign up to the Mayor's Giving Month 2021
It's not too late to get involved if you haven't already signed up to the initiative. Find out how your business can help support and give back to local charities and good causes.

A message from Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

I would appreciate if you could share the message of Giving Month by sharing the link with your contacts, or sharing the Giving Day month on social media. A suggested message is:

From Tuesday 21 September as part of #WMGivingMonth21, The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street is encouraging businesses and charities to showcase their partnerships and highlight the impact that result from these fantastic collaborations. For those businesses looking to develop their community activities, or charities looking for ways to connect with businesses, visit the website. www.wmca.org.uk/givingmonth
Please also support us throughout the month by sharing posts through your social media channels with the hashtag #WMGivingMonth21.

We have also pulled together a useful toolkit which includes assets to help promote your events, as well as tips and best practices for hosting a successful virtual event.

Please share with your contacts within the West Midlands and let’s make 2021 Mayor’s Giving Month bigger and better than last year.