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.

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 20-

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.

Session dates coming soon

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!