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Matching interests and building collaborations

This event will take place on - Monday 21st November 1 - 2pm online.

This webinar is part of a series that aims to bring the Voluntary and Community Sector together with people in the research community – matching interests and building collaboration.

The series of workshops will clarify the language used by the research community about co-production, co-design and participative research and look at examples where organisations are benefitting from working with a research partner - matching interests and building collaborations.


Get Grants FREE Virtual Fundraisers Networking

This event will take place on - Wednesday 23rd November 2022 10 - 11am online.

An opportunity to meet fellow Fundraisers and discuss the challenges and new opportunities arising in the sector.

These friendly sessions involve a Get Grants Expert providing an update on the current grant fundraising landscape, before facilitating discussions about how the grant fundraising world continues to change, and what opportunities and challenges this presents to fundraisers.

Through attending this event we aim to give you the opportunity to:
•   Join the Get Grants community and connect with like-minded people.
•   Share fundraising frustrations and successes.
•   Learn from the real-world experiences of fundraisers at all levels of experience.
•   Get new fundraising ideas and inspiration.
•   Gain opinions and advice from Get Grants Fundraising Experts.
•   Tell us what else Get Grants can be doing to better support you.





Developing a Vision for Volunteering in Birmingham

This event will take place on – Thursday 24th November 9.30am – 4.30pm at Deaf Cultural Centre , 100 Ladywood road , Birmingham, B16 8SZ

We know from the work supporting the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise sector that Birmingham has a thriving community of amazing volunteers who give up their time to support others. From formal volunteering to informal ‘social action’ and mutual aid groups, volunteers have a very important role to play in supporting some of the most vulnerable citizens and make a huge contribution to many communities. However, we’re also aware that it’s important to know how best to support and grow this invaluable group.

Therefore, we’d like to establish what Birmingham needs and wants from its volunteers. This will be done by capturing your insights and knowledge, to create a clear vision for volunteering for the city.

There will also be a panel discussion and opportunities to chat with colleagues and make new connections! Lunch will be provided.

Places will be limited, so please register early



‘Space to think’ webinar: Why do Relationships Matter in your organisation?

This event will take place on Wednesday 14th December 12 – 1.30pm online.

BVSC have been working in partnership with the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham and Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University to build a network of existing and aspiring leaders from Birmingham’s voluntary and community sector.

Using findings from research to stimulate discussion, reflection, sharing of experience and learning. Over the past two years, over 95 people from organisations across Birmingham have joined in with the sessions, creating a vibrant community of knowledgeable and passionate individuals from the VCFSE sector.


We hold these virtual online sessions on a quarterly basis, and they are completely free to join.

Introduction to the Voluntary Sector

This event will take place on Wednesday 30th November 11 – 12.30pm online. 

Did you know there are over 1,000 voluntary and community (VCS) groups operating in Sandwell? Are you in a new role and would value an overview of the vast range of services available to help and support Sandwell residents? Or are you new to the area or part of a newly formed community group and would like to find out more about other groups and organisations delivering activities locally?

This session is informal and open to anyone who feels they have a limited knowledge of the VCS in Sandwell or would like to improve their knowledge and also find out about SCVO’s support offer.  


Healthwatch Sandwell influencing Health and Social Care Change in Sandwell

This event will take place on Wednesday 16th November 12 - 2pm at West Bromwich Town Hall.

Healthwatch Sandwell is an independent champion for people who use health and social care services.  The organisation’s role includes finding out what matters to people and helping to make sure their views shape the support they need. 

Healthwatch Sandwell is working with Sandwell Health and Care Partnership, to capture patient and service user experiences, to influence change through a series of workshops. As local health and social care services change, it is important that local people share their views.

To book a place, please email or call 07732 683 463.

Lunch will be provided.

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