Support for NNS groups

Neighbourhood Networks Schemes (NNS) in Birmingham work to prevent social isolation and loneliness in people aged 50 and over. To learn more, watch this short video showcasing Selly Oak NNS grant-funded projects between 2018 and 2021 it makes your heart glad!  

We have been working with some Neighbourhood Network Schemes in supporting their funded community and voluntary groups/projects. You can select an NNS area below to find out what we’re doing. 

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Selly Oak Neighbourhood Networks Scheme 

Selly Oak NNS has awarded Birmingham Community Matters with funding to support community and voluntary groups in the area* that help them to achieve their aims.

*That’s groups in Billesley, Bournbrook, Selly Park, Bournville, Cotteridge, Brandwood, Kings Heath, Druids Heath, Monyhull, Highters Heath, Kings Norton North, Stirchley, Weoley and Selly Oak.

Upcoming sessions

September sessions 

– Managing Community Buildings, 12 noon on Tuesday 14 September 2021
An informal support session, bringing together those with a responsibility for management of community buildings in Selly Oak constituency. Sign up for this session here.

– Keeping your project Covid-19 safe, 12 noon Friday 17 September 2021
This session will link projects and organisations running lunch clubs, exploring steps in re-starting lunch clubs. Sign up for this session here.

– Building lunch club connections, 10am on Monday 27 September 2021
Our next session linking projects and organisations running lunch clubs within the Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme, exploring the steps in running lunch clubs that are important to so many people. Sign up for this session here.

October sessions 

– Managing Community Buildings, 12 noon on Tuesday 12 October 2021
An informal support session, bringing together those with a responsibility for management of community buildings in Selly Oak constituency. Sign up for this session here.

– Keeping your project Covid-19 safe, 12 noon Friday 22 October 2021
This session will link projects and organisations running lunch clubs, exploring steps in re-starting lunch clubs. Sign up for this session here.

– Building lunch club connections, 10am on Monday 25 October 2021
Our next session linking projects and organisations running lunch clubs within the Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme, exploring the steps in running lunch clubs that are important to so many people. Sign up for this session here

November sessions 

– Managing Community Buildings, 12 noon on Tuesday 16 November 2021
This session will link projects and organisations running lunch clubs, exploring steps in re-starting lunch clubs. Sign up for this session here.

– Keeping your project Covid-19 safe, 12 noon Friday 19 November 2021
This session will link projects and organisations running lunch clubs, exploring steps in re-starting lunch clubs. Sign up for this session here.

 – Building lunch club connections, 10am on Monday 29 November 2021
Our next session linking projects and organisations running lunch clubs within the Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme, exploring the steps in running lunch clubs that are important to so many people. Sign up for this session here

 

December sessions 

– Managing Community Buildings, 12 noon on Tuesday 14 December 2021
This session will link projects and organisations running lunch clubs, exploring steps in re-starting lunch clubs. Sign up for this session here.

– Keeping your project Covid-19 safe, 12 noon Friday 17 December 2021
This session will link projects and organisations running lunch clubs, exploring steps in re-starting lunch clubs. Sign up for this session here.

 – Building lunch club connections, 10am on Monday 20 December 2021
Our next session linking projects and organisations running lunch clubs within the Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme, exploring the steps in running lunch clubs that are important to so many people. Sign up for this session here

Previous online sessions and slides 

We held a series of Fundraising Q&A online sessions with John Ellery of grant fundraising consultancy Get Grants to support groups in the Selly Oak NNS. Representatives from 18 different groups attended. People were able to ask questions about the current fundraising terrain, particularly in regards to the coronavirus crisis.

You can view the slides from each of the webinars below :

BCM Funding Webinar Selly Oak NNS groups April – 29 April 2020

BCM Funding Webinar Selly Oak NNS groups May – 21 May 2020

BCM Funding Webinar Selly Oak NNS groups June – 25 June 2020

Perry Barr Neighbourhood Networks Scheme 

Perry Barr NNS has awarded Birmingham Community Matters with funding to support community and voluntary groups that support people aged over 50 in the area.* 

* That includes Birchfield, Handsworth, Handsworth Wood, Kingstanding, Holyhead, Lozells, Perry Barr and Oscott.

We’ll publish dates when we have more sessions lined up. 

Contact us for support

If your group operates in the Perry Barr constituency, you are very welcome to contact us to arrange one-to-one support. If you run a community building which has been closed since the coronavirus outbreak, and would like to work through any challenges in re-opening it (for example, relating to risk assessments and physical distancing), we can add you to a small group meeting. Get in touch today.

Hodge Hill Neighbourhood Networks Scheme

Hodge Hill NNS works with voluntary groups in the areas of Alum Rock, Bordesley & Highgate, Bordesley Green, Bromford & Hodge Hill, Glebe Farm & Tile Cross, Heartlands, Shard End, Small Heath, and Ward End.

– Our next session for Hodge Hill NNS groups is ‘Promoting your voluntary group’
Date coming soon

This session led by BCM team member will give examples of how small volunteer led groups used basic promotional tools (poster campaigns, word of mouth, flyers and simple printed materials) to achieve some of their goals.

 

Yardley Neighbourhood Networks Scheme

Yardley NNS works with voluntary groups in Yardley, Sheldon, Stechford, Acocks Green, Small Heath, Haymills, Tyseley and Glebe Farm.
Our next sessions for Yardley NNS groups are

– ‘Choosing a structure for your voluntary group’, 11am Monday on 20 September 2021 
Sign up for this session here

– ‘Your project on a page’, 10.30am on Thursday 30th September 2021
Sign up for this session here 

Help and support from Birmingham Community Matters (BCM)

If your group operates in anyone of the NNS areas above, you are very welcome to contact us to arrange one-to-one support. We look forward to hearing from you!