BCM session at The Old Post Office, Stirchley

Who is this event for?

For people running small community groups in Birmingham or people who are thinking of starting one.

About this event

Birmingham Community Matters (BCM) is a small charity supporting people with setting up and running community groups and projects in Birmingham. Our peer learning network brings people together with the idea that ‘Everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to teach’.

We’re holding an in-person session at The Old Post Office in Stirchley on Tuesday 27 September at 6pm.

We’d love to meet you if you run a community group or small charity in Birmingham, or you’re thinking of starting one.

Our experienced BCM helpers will be there to work through any questions you have about (for example):

  • Starting a project
  • Structuring your group
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Finding funding
  • Telling more people about what you do
  • Anything else you need to know.

They will have useful ideas or contacts to share with you – and we’re sure they will learn something from you too!

Our in-person sessions are always informal and friendly – and a great opportunity to meet other people involved in community activity in Birmingham.

Please sign up using Eventbrite so we know you’re coming. Covid restrictions have eased, but we still want to help everyone feel safe and comfortable – and that means limiting numbers for now.

As you sign up, we will ask you a few questions about your ideas and challenges so we’ll know how best to support you on the day. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers yet – for example if you don’t have a formal structure for your community group. We can talk you through the options when you come and visit.

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Birmingham Community Matters is a small charity. Our funding and resources enable us to support emerging community and voluntary groups and small charities across only Birmingham, UK and its surrounding areas.

While we would love to help people far and wide, we will – regretfully – have to turn down bookings from CICs and social enterprises. Here’s why, and details of who can help you with your CIC

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund, and our BCM helpers generously giving their time, this session is free for you to attend. If you register and then find you can no longer make the date, please tell us, so we can give your space to someone else.

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