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1st January 2021 - 31st December 2021

Youth Summit 2021 - Prince's Trust

The 2021 Youth Summit aims to increase awareness and engagement for the Games, with young people across the region as it seeks to celebrate our global community and unlock young people’s potential. In the same year that the Youth Commonwealth Games is held in Trinidad and Tobago, the Youth Summit will produce events with young people from the West Midlands, Birmingham and the Caribbean, using their state-of-the-art facilities to gain ideas and galvanise enthusiasm around the event. The summit, which will be led by young people from design through to implementation, aims to identify how the Commonwealth Games can strike…

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1st January 2021 - 26th July 2022

The Commonwealth ‘Food Taste and Talk Pots’ and ‘Sports and Talk Sport’ Events - Bringing Hope Charity

Food Taste and Talk Pots events are here to engage with communities at a grassroots level and galvanise local small and medium-sized business. Held in local shops and restaurants, the events will provide a taste of Birmingham’s rich and varied foods, cuisines and spices. These pop-up events would be an…

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1st September 2020 - 26th July 2022

LUV Programs

LUV, which stands for listen, uplift, vent, is a self-development program aimed at engaging young women between the ages of 11 and 19 through a series of development activities. LUV Programs are a collection of workshops, focus groups, training sessions, and one to one mentoring sessions that support young women…

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28th June 2020 - 26th July 2022

Birmingham Inclusive Sports Fest - Sport Birmingham

Sport Birmingham created Birmingham's Inclusive Sports Fest (BISF) to bring families and carers together to celebrate equal opportunity and social action in an inspiring community space. BISF has run since 2013 and is organised and delivered by disabled people to raise awareness of sport, health and wellbeing activities and encourage…

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26th June 2020 - 26th July 2022

This Is My City Festival

In 2020 UCAN, BCU and Birmingham Commonwealth Association (BCA) will host the This Is My City festival. Commonwealth identity is already present in the city, ahead of Birmingham 2022 and will be even stronger afterwards. This programme brings people together using their Commonwealth roots as a theme for the festival.…

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1st June 2020 - 30th June 2022

Inspiring Young Birmingham Programme -EmployabilityUK

Inspiring Young Birmingham aims to recruit new volunteers and provide consistent training and online support for young people. As part of its Inspiring Young Birmingham (IYB) Programme, Employability UK offers high-quality workshops to people between the ages of 16-24 to make them confident, motivated, and ‘Games ready.’ The programme includes…

Inspiring Young Birmingham aims to recruit new volunteers and provide…

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1st June 2020 - 26th July 2022

The Gift of Time Programme - Acorns Children’s Hospice

‘Gift of Time’ emphasises the urgency and immediacy of the need for communities to rally together for the greater good and hopes to encourage more people to donate their time to volunteering. The volunteer programme offers an introduction to work or a reason to remain active and useful as a…

‘Gift of Time’ emphasises the urgency and immediacy of the…

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18th May 2020 - 27th July 2022

Pathway to Podium - Sport Birmingham

Pathway to Podium is a programme to recognise and celebrate the commitment of Birmingham schools to PE, school sport and physical activity as part of a more enriched curriculum. The programme was developed by a range of partners including Sport Birmingham, headteachers and senior leaders from Birmingham schools, School Games…

Pathway to Podium is a programme to recognise and celebrate…

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17th April 2020 - 26th July 2022

Community Games - Community Games CIC

The purpose of the Community Games is to inspire health and happiness through physical activity by connecting local people with local sports clubs and providers at free to attend events. This local group support all age groups and abilities and very much promote every Commonwealth Games sport within communities. At…

The purpose of the Community Games is to inspire health…

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2nd April 2020 - 31st December 2021

Community Activity and Wellbeing Programme - Canals & Rivers Trust

The Community Activity and Wellbeing Programme invites people to get involved and maximise the impact for the Games and contribute to the creation of a lasting legacy. The Community Activity and Wellbeing Programme reaches out to communities enabling them to benefit from green and blue spaces across the UK. With…

The Community Activity and Wellbeing Programme invites people to get…

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4th March 2020 - 26th July 2022

Group Sessions - GoodGym

GoodGym Group Sessions showcase how sport can inspire people to become more active and to benefit their community. During group sessions, members run to visit isolated, older people, to provide friendly contact and to help with practical tasks. They also run in groups to contributing thousands of hours to community…

GoodGym Group Sessions showcase how sport can inspire people to…

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4th March 2020 - 26th July 2022

The Daily Mile Commonwealth Challenge

The Daily Mile Commonwealth Challenge is comprised of two connecting initiatives which inspire and enable primary school children to participate in regular running, jogging or walking. The Commonwealth Challenge Map invites schools on a 100-day virtual journey from Australia (location of the 2018 Commonwealth Games) to Birmingham, via many of…

The Daily Mile Commonwealth Challenge is comprised of two connecting…

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4th March 2020 - 26th July 2022

Connecting Communities Programme - Sense

The ‘Active Together’ and ‘Sense Arts’ programmes provide opportunities to bring together diverse communities. Activities as part of both programmes engage people with complex disabilities through to people who have never connected with anyone with a disability before, in addition to young people through its children’s activities and older people…

The ‘Active Together’ and ‘Sense Arts’ programmes provide opportunities to…

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4th March 2020 - 31st May 2022

Equiano Project - The Jericho Foundation

The Equiano project couples access to legitimate work with holistic support, to help Survivors of Modern Slavery recover and rebuild their lives after exploitation. Through seven social businesses, including cleaning, catering, construction and wood recycling enterprise, Wood Shack, people within the project can access supported, therapeutic work and are provided…

The Equiano project couples access to legitimate work with holistic…

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4th March 2020 - 26th July 2022

School Engagement Canal Clean Up Programme - WASUP

The School Engagement Canal Clean Up strives to engage young people in creating a greener environment and in turn improving the health of a generation, boosting people’s self-belief and growing pride in our region and country. The project aims to: 1. Raise awareness of the impacts of single-use plastics 2.…

The School Engagement Canal Clean Up strives to engage young…

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4th March 2020 - 26th July 2022

Sporting Development Programme - Compass Support

The Sporting Development Programme aims to use football as a vehicle to overcome isolation, increase physical activity and promote community cohesion. The programme brings three activities to encourage contact between older and younger people: 1. Weekly drop-in football sessions for young people aged 13-19, led by their youth team. These…

The Sporting Development Programme aims to use football as a…

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6th February 2020 - 26th July 2022

Rugeley in Bloom

Rugeley in Bloom is a project run by a group of committed volunteers, dedicated to improving Rugeley and making it a much more attractive place to live and visit by removing litter, painting and repairing benches/equipment, removing weeds and creating beautiful floral displays to brighten up the town. The project…

Rugeley in Bloom is a project run by a group…

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24th January 2020 - 26th July 2022

Dishes of Change - LGK in the Community

Dishes of Change is a rolling 8-week food school for young people from diverse backgrounds. Students learn how to cook meals from around the Commonwealth. The aim is for young people to understand Commonwealth identity and each other through food. The scheme is based on seven themes which include: Africa,…

Dishes of Change is a rolling 8-week food school for…

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1st January 2020 - 31st December 2023

Positive Pathways - Birmingham Disability Resource Centre

Positive Pathways successfully helps people with disabilities move into employment through intensive 6-week employability courses. These courses offer assistance with job opportunities and searches by arranging employer meet-n-greets and providing 1:1 mentoring, advice, and guidance from skilled, experienced advisors. Many of the advisors have disabilities themselves and act as role…

Positive Pathways successfully helps people with disabilities move into employment…

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20th November 2019 - 26th July 2022

Stepway 7-Step Civilian Skills Programme

Stepway supports veterans who are struggling with adaption to civilian life. The group supply mental health assessments and in-house counselling. The 7-Step Civilian Skills Programme involves overcoming obstacles that the veteran may encounter with searching for employment, family and relationships and housing. Addressing these issues helps participants of the programme…

Stepway supports veterans who are struggling with adaption to civilian…

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25th July 2019

Strike A Change Mentoring Project - Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust

Strike A Change is a collaboration between all six West Midland Football Club Foundations and the Cyrille Regis Legacy Trust (CRLT). The programme is aimed at 14-15-year-old young people who demonstrate a passion for football and are considered to be disengaged in school or within their community. The project delivers…

Strike A Change is a collaboration between all six West…

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16th December 2018 - 26th July 2022

‘Mental Health through Sport’ Symposium Series - Mental Health Through Sport

The ‘Mental Health through Sport’ partnership involves individuals coming together in Birmingham to use sport to enhance the mental health of people across the city. Individuals working on this project are from Newman University, Sport Birmingham, BSMHFT and West Midlands Combined Authority. The symposium series aims to have a symposium…

The ‘Mental Health through Sport’ partnership involves individuals coming together…

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1st July 2006

Employability Programme for Young People - Sports 4 Life UK

Sport 4 Life believes in a level playing field where every young person has the opportunity to create a better future for themselves. The Employability Project helps young people, aged 11 to 29, to move into continued education, training, and work through sports-themed personal development. The programme supports young people…

Sport 4 Life believes in a level playing field where…

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13th July 2020

Perry Common Games - Witton Lodge Community Association

The Perry Common Games offers events which will improve health, wellbeing and community relations in the local area. Through a series of Perry Common Community Games events, starting in 2020 and running through to 2022, people from surrounding neighbourhoods will be brought together to celebrate their communities. Events will encourage…

The Perry Common Games offers events which will improve health,…

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