Events and surgeries

Forthcoming BCM events

We have been working hard with our partners to organise new Birmingham Community Matters surgeries and community events for 2020. 

We will be adding new dates and venues to this page regularly, so stay informed by checking this page and signing up to our newsletters here.

Introduction to Fundraising Workshop: February 2020

Our first workshop for 2020 is a fundraising workshop at Saathi House, in Aston at 10.30am to 1pm on Wednesday 5 February 2020


Our Introduction to Fundraising workshop is a half-day (2.5 hours) workshop delivered by Get Grants. It is aimed at community groups and small charities who are interested in increasing their income through grant funds.

Whether you have a wealth of experience in fundraising or are new to applying for grants, our short workshop will help you explore how to identify opportunities with a range of grant programmes. 

We also provide support with writing successful applications, and explore common mistakes made by applicants.

Attending the workshop is free but please note that spaces are limited. If you reserve a ticket but are unable to attend please let us know so we can offer it to someone else. 

You can register for this event through Eventbrite here.

Community Matters Café: February 2020

Are you part of a community group or are you a volunteer / potential volunteer / active citizen?

Come along to the friendly Soho Community Hall on Saturday 8 February for a coffee morning, and meet likeminded people who are active in the community.

During the morning, if you wish, you can have an informal one-to-one chat with one of our Community Matters Helpers. These people have lots of experience of running community projects and voluntary groups.

We would love it if you could join us! Please register here if you’re planning to come along – it will help us make sure we have enough tea and biscuits.

If after registering you find you cannot attend the Café, please do let us know by emailing us at

About future Birmingham Community Matters surgeries and events

Thanks to our Reaching Communities grant we are now ready to expand our surgeries across Birmingham. We are always keen to work with people who want to set a surgery up in their area of the city. If you would like to host or set up surgeries in your local area – please do get in touch as we’d love to work together.

You’re very welcome to simply drop in to our surgeries on the day, for an informal chat. If you want to let us know you’re coming, that’s great too – then we’ll know how many cups of tea to make!

Community Matters Helpers 

Would you like to join us at BCM surgery or event as a Community Matters Helper and help members of your community? If so, find out more here.


If you cannot attend our vents you can download the latest version of our ‘useful websites’ sheet, containing valuable links for people setting up and running small community groups, charities and social enterprises:

BCM useful websites July 2019