Support for Selly Oak NNS groups

Neighbourhood Networks Schemes work to prevent social isolation and loneliness in people aged 50 and over.

Birmingham Community Matters connections iconSelly 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.

Contact us for support

If your group operates in the Selly Oak 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 taking place soon. Get in touch today.

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

Feedback from our first webinar:

“I thought that Jo [BCM’s Development Coordinator] and John [of Get Grants] presented wonderfully in an informative and reassuring manner given the current funding climate.”

“Felt relaxed and well organised. Easy to follow. Great advice. Good platform to use as well.”

Find other webinars for community groups across the city or contact us for more support.