• Get Involved in the first ever Birmingham Cost of Living Week and the Annual National Living Wage Week– 6 – 10 November!
  • Birmingham’s Cost of Living Week and national Living Wage Week take place 6-10 November
  • Get involved in free events during the week including a Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise sector event on 8 November
  • Planning your own event? Let us know!

Cost of Living Week: 6-10 November:

BVSC is taking part Birmingham’s first ever Cost of Living Week taking place on 6 – 10 November.

A partnership between Birmingham City Council, BVSC and other public, private and Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector partners, the week will highlight all the amazing work happening in Birmingham to tackle the Cost of Living crisis.

The Cost of Living Week will include a series of free events throughout the week for organisations and residents to get involved in.

The week aims to:

  • celebrate and promote the work that has been done so far to tackle the cost of living crisis
  • look forward and agree how we want to work together to tackle the challenges facing Birmingham
  • encourage everyone to get involved in the cost of living programme and think about how they can support the cause


Brian Carr, Chief Executive, BVSC (Birmingham Voluntary Service Council), said: “The cost of living crisis is far from over and this week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the great work being done by Birmingham’s partner organisations to support local communities in need.”


Living Wage Week- 6 – 12 November:

The week also takes place during the annual national Living Wage Week (6-12 November). BVSC are a Living Wage Employer and Birmingham is a Living Wage City. Paying a Real Living Wage provides vital support to employees with the Cost of Living. BVSC are funded to promote the Living Wage by the Barrow Cadbury Trust.



Events taking place during Cost of Living Week which BVSC are involved in include:

  • Birmingham City Partnership- Cost of Living Conference – 6 November

To begin the week, the City Partnership are holding an event on 6 November.

To book and for more information click here.


  • BVSC Engage for Funding Forum – Cost of Living Special Event - 6 November

BVSC are holding a ‘Meet the Funder’ event as part of our weekly Engage with Funding Forum Webinar.

To book and for more information click here.


  • VCFSE Cost of Living Event – 8 November

BVSC are holding a Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector Cost of Living Event. We will also be highlighting Living Wage Week during the event.

Hurry – there are only a few spaces left!

To book and for more information click here.


Come along to the Steps to Work Jobs Fair. BVSC will be there promoting jobs and volunteering opportunities in the VCFSE sector.

Booking information will be available in due course, please check back soon.


Cost of Living Week Programme:

For the whole programme of activities on Cost of Living Week click here.


Planning Your Own Event?

If you are planning your own event during Cost of Living Week and would like this to be promoted on the overall programme, please click here to submit details.

Get Involved Online

Check out our hashtags #CostofLivingWeek and #HelpinBrum to follow the week on social media.

More Information:

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]