Hello from everyone at Birmingham Community Matters
Read on for a list of interesting community events taking place in Birmingham this month and next.
Also, if you live in south Birmingham and you're:
* Volunteering for a community group
* Coordinating work in the area for a charity
* Working with a small social enterprise
* Part of a public institution
* Just interested in getting more involved with community life
. . . we'd love you to join us for our B30 Get Together on the evening of Thursday 6 June. We're planning this event alongside Councillor Fred Grindrod with hopes for building an even more connected community in B30 and beyond.
Here’s a link to the first of our occasional short #WednesdayWisdom videos. The videos contain snippets of advice from people in Birmingham who have experience in volunteering or running a community group. This is the very wise Chris Bonnard, a Birmingham Community Matters trustee:
Introduction to Bid Writing for Charities and Community Groups
Bid-writing experts Get Grants are holding a free workshop on Tuesday 18 June, from 1 to 3.30pm at the Moseley Exchange.
The half-day session is aimed at people who are interested in increasing their organisation's income through grant funds.
Whether you have a wealth of fundraising experience or you're new to applying for grants, the workshop should be useful by:
* Helping you identify opportunities with a range of grant programmes
* Providing advice on writing successful applications
* Exploring the common mistakes made by applicants.
You can sign up now by contacting Get Grants. Please note - if you've attended a Get Grants workshop with BCM before, the content will be the same. Please feel free to forward this message to a friend or colleague who may benefit.
We're growing our networks and always looking for useful events and info to share. This is just a small selection of things we have spotted or been sent. If you have something you'd like us to consider promoting, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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