Hello from everyone at Birmingham Community Matters 
Read on to: 

* Meet our new Development Coordinator
* Learn about a paid role with BCM
* Find opportunities for trustees 
* Get involved with our B30 Get Together on Wednesday (9 October)
* See details of interesting events across the city in October and November. 

Thank you, as always, for supporting our work to support small and emerging community groups in Birmingham. We'd love it if you could forward this email to someone else who may find it useful. 
Meet Jo Burrill, our new Development Coordinator
We are delighted to tell you that Jo Burrill is BCM’s new Development Coordinator. Read about Jo's background to see why she’s going to be brilliant at furthering the work of our Birmingham charity.

Jo is already busy setting up surgeries and meeting with people from potential BCM venues across the city. If you run a community space that you think would benefit from a BCM surgery, or you’re interested in volunteering as a helper, do contact her at
We are growing - join us

BCM has another paid position to fill! We are looking for a Development Assistant to support Jo and our trustees.

See whether this flexible, home-based role is for you or someone you know: all the information is on our opportunities page.

The application deadline is Wednesday 23 October. 
Trustees wanted

We are also looking for trustees to strengthen our existing board.

Do you have knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and experience to help BCM make a positive difference to local communities?

Learn more here.
New surgery dates

Dates and venues for BCM surgeries will be coming soon. We'll list them here, or you can follow us on Twitter or Facebook to get details as soon as we have them.

In the meantime our list of online resources may be helpful to small community groups. 
B30 Get Together with Councillor Fred Grindrod: this Wednesday

Following the success of our first B30 Get Together in June, we're holding another one - taking place at the Cotteridge Church.

It's on Wednesday (9 October) from 6.30 to 8.30pm. This time we'll be marking up maps with projects and groups in the area, discussing what everyone would like to see here, and exploring ways to work more closely together. 

You don't have to live or work in B30 to attend. Everyone is welcome.

Read about the aims of the event and sign up here.
Interesting events in October and November

HOPE in Birmingham Quiz Night
Friday 4 October

Secret Gardens in Handsworth
Sunday 6 October

B30 Get Together
Wednesday 9 October

Age Friendly Museums Network West Midlands: Showcase Day
Friday 11 October

'Was it worth coming here?' Roundtable Event
Saturday 19 October

Peaky Blinders: The Real Story
Tuesday 22 October

Be Inspired Youth and Community Showcase
Sunday 27 October
Death Cafe
Friday 1 November

Mixed Race Families in Birmingham: Project Showcase
Saturday 2 November

SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture
Tuesday 5 to Sunday 17 November

Plastic Free Community Talk
Wednesday 6 November

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea Party
Saturday 9 November

YMCA Comic Con 2019
Saturday 9 November

RSPB Sandwell Valley Through Time
Wednesday 13 November

Handsworth Local History Study Day
Saturday 16 November

Telling the Other Story: One Year On
Saturday 23 November

#DearYoungers: monthly forum
Thursday 28 November
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
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