Small group sessions

Normal life is on hold for a while. Which means Birmingham’s small community groups and projects are more important than ever. 

As well as our online surgeries, Birmingham Community Matters is holding small online group workshops, around setting up and running community groups, and fundraising. These informal sessions will have plenty of space for discussion and asking questions. We’ll take suggestions for other topics too. 

If you need support with video calling, we can help: just ask. 

> See details of our Celebrating Communities grant briefing sessions

> See our page for Selly Oak, Perry Barr and Hodge Hill NNS groups

Forthcoming dates 

Promoting your voluntary group
Wednesday 26 May at 10.30am via Zoom
Let’s find ways to tell more people about what your voluntary group does. Promoting your voluntary/community group in the right way can help more people to find you – maybe that’s people you want to help, new partners to work with, or funders willing to support your work. Marketing and promotion don’t have to cost lots of money and they don’t have to be complicated activities.  During this session we’ll share examples of how small volunteer-led groups have used marketing to achieve some of their goals. We’ll explore some free or low-cost ways of getting your message out there.
Sign up here for the ‘Promoting your voluntary group’ session. 

Feedback from our first sessions: 

“Good both on sources of funding and tips. Clear presentations and bang up to date!” 

“The information was very clearly presented and the webinar provided really helpful networking opportunities.”

“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.”

Read about our online surgeries and see our round-up of resources for Birmingham community groups in response to the coronavirus crisis.