Like all thriving cities, Birmingham has a huge number of small voluntary and community organisations. Whether their causes relate to the environment, social justice, care or networking, people are working hard to bring about positive change in our fantastic city.

For small community and voluntary groups it’s not always easy to access support in achieving your aims. Whether you need help with setup and structure, securing funding or recruiting volunteers, finding the right information for free can be hard.

Someone out there has the answer to your questions. And you probably have the answer to someone else’s questions. That’s why we’ve made Birmingham Community Matters a ‘peer-to-peer learning network’. Put simply that means we bring volunteers together to share knowledge and experience.

Covid-19 coronavirus crisis update 

Like everyone we’ve had to adapt our working arrangements in the past few weeks. We are listening carefully to see how we can support charities and other organisations tackling this crisis – please see our page of resources. And we’re definitely still here to help with any challenges your community group or project faces – whether coronavirus-related or everyday. We have some webinars coming up, and BCM surgeries are now available online: find out how to book one.