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2021 Archive

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Our 2021 newsletters

December 2021: Cold December, warm wishes
Highlights: recruiting student volunteers, get support to run a community pub, and take the Brum Budget Challenge.

November 2021: Greetings from BCM – here’s your November newsletter
Highlights: Celebrating Communities updates, winner of our survey prize draw, and ways you can help to make Christmas better in Brum. 

October 2021: Your October BCM newsletter contains … 
Highlights: Celebrating Communities small grants fund reopens, volunteers needed at Soho Community Hall, and a free ‘What is your story?’ session

September 2021: Here’s your September newsletter from BCM
Highlights: Celebrating Communities small grants fund updates, Eden Project Community Camp, and free PC monitors for Birmingham voluntary groups.

August 2021: Happy August: here’s your BCM newsletter
Highlights: our upcoming sessions for Selly Oak NNS, taking ownership of a community pub, and a new Read Easy literacy support group in south Birmingham.

July 2021: Good afternoon! Here’s your BCM newsletter, July edition 
Highlights: Online session dates, MiFriendly Cities showcase, South Asian Heritage Month. 

June 2021: Hip hooray, here’s your June newsletter from BCM 
Highlights: Celebrating Communities small grants support, assets of community value in Birmingham and why we can’t always help CICs (and who can!). 

May 2021: Hello! Here’s your May newsletter from BCM
Here’s the document relating to the Community Support and Development Officer roles with Birmingham City Council’s Neighbourhood Development Support Unit. 
Here’s the flyer about the Vice Media Group with Shelter documentary
And here’s the flyer from Near Neighbours Birmingham about Refugee Week 2021

April 2021: Whoosh – here comes your April newsletter from BCM
Highlights: forthcoming small group sessions, Celebrating Communities grants for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and a call to share resources and documents. 

March 2021 bulletin: Where do we even start?
Details of our safeguarding workshop and other events.

March 2021: Spring into action: here’s your BCM March e-newsletter
Highlights: Our forthcoming events, details of Standing Tall – a Birmingham project to give a new start to people experiencing homelessness, and details of the Misfits Music Choir.

February 2021: Hooray, it’s your February e-newsletter from BCM
Highlights: Covid-19 community grant schemes, Deaf Awareness training, and Midday Calm sessions.

January 2021: Brighter days ahead: January e-newsletter from BCM
Highlights: New year webinars from BCM and Get Grants, seeking new team members, and interesting online events for January and February.