Announcing free series of Business Development Webinars

If you are interested in improving your chances in writing successful funding applications or winning new business, you will be interested in our series of webinars that we will be running throughout the rest of the year. Read more

Brian Carr from BVSC appears in Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett.

Brian Carr from BVSC was recently invited onto the Leaders Council podcast alongside Lord Blunkett to answer questions posed by Scott Challinor about leadership. Read more

Applications for the Building a Stronger Britain Together programme’s In-Kind Support are now open!

The Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to increase the resilience of individuals and communities to extremism, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender. Read more

MiFriendly Cities October 2020 Newsletter is out

A migration-friendly city is one in which the social, civic, and economic contributions of refugees and migrants are unlocked and embraced. This newsletter highlights some of the brilliant work that Birmingham participants have been doing. Read more

Apply for support from BVSC through the National Lottery Community Fund Covid-19 Relief

BVSC has secured a limited amount of funding through the National Lottery Community Fund to support up to 50 organisations in Birmingham impacted financially by Covid-19 and/or who require support to apply for funding. Read more

St Mary's Hospice launches Picture Pawfect Pet Photo Competition

Do you have a picture pawfect pet? Enter them into a photo competition to support Birmingham St Mary's Hospice! Read more

NHS COVID-19 App and NHS QR Codes for venues

The App and the QR Codes for venues are part of the large-scale COVID-19 testing and tracing programme called NHS Test and Trace and we need to encourage as many people as possible in Birmingham to start using them. Read more

Funding opportunity plus £100 donation for your organisation

Register your organisation for free with easyfundraising to receive free donations when your staff, members, volunteers and supporters shop online with leading retailers. Instead of visiting the retailer’s website directly, when they access it via the easyfundraising website or app, the retailer they shop with sends your organisation a free donation. Read more

Birmingham Young Researchers Survey for Children and Young People online now!

Birmingham Young Researchers are a group of young people from Birmingham who are supporting Birmingham Children’s Partnership by carrying out research on the views of support services for children and young people in the city. Birmingham Young Researchers have created an online survey for children 5 – 11 years and young people 11 - 18 years. Read more

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

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

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