Informal group

Developing your small community group? Birmingham Community Matters can help.

You’ve brought people together in Birmingham with a common interest or purpose – that’s brilliant. Your group probably doesn’t have a formal structure yet and maybe you want one. You might be looking for funding or to overcome challenges and take those next steps.

Congratulations on everything you’ve done so far. BCM is here to help you with the next steps.

We invite you to attend one of our friendly face-to-face sessions. There, you can chat to a BCM helper about what you want to achieve next – whether it relates to group structure, funding, recruiting volunteers, holding an event, safeguarding, marketing, or something else.

We know our BCM helper will learn something from you too.

If none of our upcoming dates or venues suit, you can sign up for a one-to-one session
online. Tell us your ideas in advance, and we will try to match you with the BCM helper best placed to help.

Fruit & Nut Village, Stirchley:

“We are extremely grateful for the guidance we received that really allowed us to move from pilot project, dipping a toe in the water, to that of a serious, constituted CIO with a clear focus and direction” – Rob Tilling.


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Please note that we can’t support CICs and other social enterprises: here’s why (and who can help).

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Please note: we can’t usually help community interest companies (CICs).