A monthly email packed with news, opportunities and resources for Birmingham's small community groups

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Our 2022 newsletters

July 2022: Your July BCM newsletter is served (just add ice)
Highlights: Free access to NCVO Knowhow,  an excellent blog post on fundraising and garnering public support, and opportunities to become a trustee for brap.

June 2022: Resources and opportunities: here’s your June BCM newsletter
Highlights: Small Charity Week featuring Fruit & Nut Village, alt-text and why it’s important, and business support for community groups. 

May 2022: May we help: here’s your BCM newsletter
Highlights: Birmingham Community Natters, the joy of co-working, and how the Charities Act 2022 might affect small charities.

April 2022: Packed with goodness: your April newsletter from BCM
Highlights: Our first in-person session for two years, Small Charities Commission closure updates, and public voting on the Seven Trent Community Fund. 

March 2022: Break time! It’s your March newsletter from BCM
Highlights: A return to in-person events, International Women’s Day and Birmingham as a City of Sanctuary. 

February 2022: Spring up: here’s your February newsletter from BCM
Highlights: Celebrating Communities updates, interesting vacancies, and Queen’s Platinum Jubilee opportunities.

January 2022: Kettle on! Time for your January BCM newsletter
Highlights: New year, new jobs; Severn Trent Community Fund, and offering mutually beneficial work placements for students.