Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme

Supporting happy, healthy lives

Neighbourhood Network Schemes (NNS) in Birmingham work to strengthen communities and help older adults in our city to lead happy, healthy lives.  They do this in lots of ways. One way is by giving support and small grants to local community groups, recognising their vital role in bringing people together. 

What do we do?

Birmingham Community Matters (BCM) is delighted to be working with Selly Oak NNS to boost small community groups aimed at people over 50 in the Selly Oak constituency.

That includes Billesley, Bournbrook, Selly Park, Bournville, Cotteridge, Brandwood, Kings Heath, Druids Heath, Moneyhull, Highters Heath, Kings Norton North, Stirchley, Weoley and Selly Oak.

We hold online and face-to-face sessions to help people work through ideas relating to running and growing their community groups in Selly Oak.

Past topics include:

  • Managing community buildings
  • Building lunch club connections
  • Funding
  • Keeping projects Covid-safe
  • Writing volunteer role descriptions.

We also hold regular ‘coffee and catch up’ sessions where groups can share knowledge and experience.

If you are a Selly Oak community group supports people aged over 50 and you’re unfamiliar with Selly Oak NNS, contact us for support. We can help!


On Eventbrite you can see what we’ve got coming up especially for Selly Oak NNS-funded groups – as well as events for anyone who is running a small community group in Birmingham. If nothing suits, you may like to book a one-to-one session with BCM.  

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