Our e-newsletters

We tend to send just one Birmingham Community Matters e-newsletter per month, and aim to make it as useful as possible. You can sign up to our mailing list at the foot of this page. If you’d like us to consider an item for inclusion in next month’s BCM newsletter please email info@birminghamcommunitymatters.org.uk.

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Latest issues

September 2020: September news and events 
Highlights: Themed small-group meetings, Community Initiatives Fund from the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner, and a return for ‘in person’ events.

August 2020: August news and events
Highlights: Finding funding, thank you to volunteers, and restarting and re-opening. 

July 2020: How to boost your funding applications
Highlights: Funding application feedback with Get Grants, resources for a return to ‘normal’ and grants from Hodge Hill Neighbourhood Network Scheme. 

June 2020: Green spaces, healthy streets, love and solidarity
Highlights: #BlackLivesMatter, Volunteers’ Week and Pride Month.

May 2020: May news: ideas and resources for strange times
Highlights: webinars for Birmingham community groups, #FeedBirmingham and volunteering opportunities from Code Your Future.

April 2020: April news: launching our online surgeries
Highlights: how you can book a surgery, support with online conversations, and the Heart of England Coronavirus Resilience Fund.

To our friend (an email about the coronavirus outbreak)

March 2020: March news and events from BCM 
Here are the Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme small community grants documents: 
* Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme small community grants programme overview
* Selly Oak NNS Small Grants Proposal Form
* COGA Conditions
And here is the PDF version of the International Women’s Day community events listings, compiled by Near Neighbours: IWD 2020 Community Programme


February 2020: February news and events from BCM 
Highlights: New surgery dates across the city, Bike Buddies, and a charity trustee welcome pack.  

January 2020: January news from BCM
Highlights: New surgery and Community Matters Café for February, volunteering opportunities, and how to become a BCM trustee.

December 2019: Festive bundle edition
Highlights: A heads-up on funding programmes with early January deadlines, National Trust volunteering opportunities, and merry Christmas wishes.
December downloads
Handsworth Charity Guidance for One Off Grant Programme for Organisations 2019

December 2019
Highlights: Updates on three BCM surgeries, news that we’ve hired a Development Assistant, and details of the National Lottery’s 25th Birthday Grants