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1st July 2022 - 28th July 2022

Keep Halesowen Beautiful

Keep Halesowen Beautiful is a group of community litter pickers in around Halesowen. The group has three purposes: 1. To identify areas that have been littered 2. To organise litter picks 3. To let Dudley Council know if there is any serious flytipping going on and to report The organisers are proud to live in the West Midlands Region and take pride in keeping the community and environment clean. They pride themselves on being normal people of all ages and backgrounds coming together with one mission; to Keep Halesowen Beautiful.

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1st April 2022 - 28th July 2022

Everyone Can Dance - Para Dance UK

Everyone Can Dance are dance sessions aimed at the community in Birmingham to show that everyone can be active through dance. The project delivers inclusive dance days across Birmingham, showcasing different genres of dance available for people to participate in. The project will also train 16 new instructors across Birmingham…

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1st June 2021

Sport Birmingham - Volunteer Your Way

Sport Birmingham will be hosting a Volunteer Engagement event to coincide with Volunteers Week running 1st – 7th June. Our 'Volunteer Your Way' event will bring organisations and volunteers together to find out about the power of volunteering and to connect people from across the city. Our event will build…

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1st January 2021

Dance to the Commonwealth Games - Ladywood Dance To Health

Ladywood Dance to Health is a diverse group led by a professional Dance Artist fully qualified in evidence-based fall prevention techniques. The group meet weekly helping to combat social isolation and provide a sense of purpose, being the highlight of their week. It brings people into one space enabling them…

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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…

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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…

Food Taste and Talk Pots events are here to engage…

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1st October 2020

Kind Minds Project - Jet Singh Trust

The Jet Singh Trust is a BAME led organisation that provides opportunities for the most disadvantaged young people in the community. A not for profit charity, the Trust promotes physical activity and sports for all, boosting mental and physical health also in bringing the community together to combat crime, social…

The Jet Singh Trust is a BAME led organisation that…

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4th September 2020 - 28th July 2022

Friday Night Youth Club - The Inspire Group

The Inspire Group host a youth club every Friday at Pelsall Community Centre which runs for 2 hours and is open to young people age 6-16. The youth club offers provisions for the young people to come to after they finish school as the session runs from 4-6 pm. The…

The Inspire Group host a youth club every Friday at…

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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…

LUV, which stands for listen, uplift, vent, is a self-development…

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1st September 2020 - 28th July 2022

Women led enterprises for careers in the built environment - OLDP

OLDP's (Opportunities for Liberating and Developing your Potentia) gives women and girls careers in the building environment. In the midst of Covid-19, this is even more relevant for women and girls who are adversely affected. The group is a Hub for Women-led social enterprises working in the built environment in…

OLDP's (Opportunities for Liberating and Developing your Potentia) gives women…

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1st July 2020 - 28th July 2022

Active Wellbeing Programme - PLP Wellbeing Academy

The PLP Academy deliver an active well-being programme which brings sport and physical activity into the lives of communities and directly to their living rooms. The programme provides three active well-being sessions per week on an online platform. In addition to this, there are two mindfulness sessions that focus on…

The PLP Academy deliver an active well-being programme which brings…

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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…

Sport Birmingham created Birmingham's Inclusive Sports Fest (BISF) to bring…

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26th June 2020 - 28th 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.…

In 2020 UCAN, BCU and Birmingham Commonwealth Association (BCA) will…

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22nd June 2020 - 28th July 2022

21 Day Challenge - Mayday Mamas

Mayday Mamas supports mums through motherhood by helping them achieve their physical & mental health and nutrition goals. The 21 day challenge is for mums to come together to support one another in achieving their health and wellness goals and participate in buggy walking and group exercise as well as…

Mayday Mamas supports mums through motherhood by helping them achieve…

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15th June 2020

#DoingOurBit Fitness Platform for NHS Staff

#DoingOurBit is a unique fitness platform which has been set up during the pandemic in the West Midlands and is exclusive for NHS staff. It has been designed by the NHS, for the NHS, and is free forever. Bringing people together: The platform is for all NHS staff, regardless of…

#DoingOurBit is a unique fitness platform which has been set…

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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 - 28th 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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1st February 2020

School Sport Volunteer Programme

The School Sport Volunteer Programme focuses on engaging with young people from all backgrounds across the city and providing them with increased training and volunteering opportunities ahead of the Games. As the Birmingham 2022 missions highlights the importance of championing the youth, the School Sport Volunteer Programme will give Birmingham’s…

The School Sport Volunteer Programme focuses on engaging with young…

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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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6th January 2020 - 28th July 2022

Brum Ting - Free @ Last

The Brum Ting project teaches young people how to be creative, create their own products and earn a legitimate income. This has evolved into teaching people how to develop, run and grow a business through pursuing an opportunity to put these skills into practice. Support is offered from people within…

The Brum Ting project teaches young people how to be…

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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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1st September 2019

Birmingham School Games - Sport Birmingham

The Birmingham School Games is a city-wide celebration of school sport and physical activity – keeping competitive sport at the heart of schools and providing more young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. Primarily, it involves intra and inter-school sports events that are delivered by…

The Birmingham School Games is a city-wide celebration of school…

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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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25th March 2019

Run Brum Crew

Run Brum Crew is not a typical running club. It's a community. Run Brum Crew is the first running crew to be established in Birmingham with England Athletics licensed Run Leaders. Its weekly Crew Run is FREE to everyone. Unlike most running clubs that focus primarily on the physical benefits,…

Run Brum Crew is not a typical running club. It's…

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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 September 2017 - 28th July 2022

Changing Lives Through Sport - Erdington RFC

Erdington RFC is on a mission to Change Lives Through Sport (CLTS). CLTS uses sport to tackle important issues facing young people in Erdington, including anti-social behaviour and violent crime. The project provides free coaching, kit, hot meals and transport to children under the age of 18. There is a…

Erdington RFC is on a mission to Change Lives Through…

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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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3rd December 2020

B-Side Hip Hop Festival - Birmingham Hippodrome

B-Side Hip Hop Festival is the UK's No.1 festival of its genre enjoying year-on-year audience and participant growth, with the ambition to be one of the best in the world. Embracing four elements: - Dance (breakin') - Music (DJ) - Spoken word (MC/Rap) -Visual arts (graffiti/street art) This unique UK…

B-Side Hip Hop Festival is the UK's No.1 festival of…

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3rd December 2020

Making It - Legacy WM

The project aims to capture stories and collect items from first-generation Commonwealth migrants that have settled and made the West Midlands their home. This is a regional project with Birmingham Museum Trust, Sandwell Council and Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. The project will focus on keys areas of migration and…

The project aims to capture stories and collect items from…

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3rd December 2020

Roundhouse - Legacy WM

Legacy WM will develop a heritage and arts trail along the canal and have art installations en route that celebrate the industrial and Commonwealth heritage of the area. Trails could be seen on foot, bike, canoes and narrowboats. The trail will start from The Roundhouse and end at the Chance…

Legacy WM will develop a heritage and arts trail along…

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3rd December 2020

Rackets Cubed is a new and innovative intervention, that delivers integrated sport, education and nutrition programs with the aims of improving the lives and aspirations of vulnerable and disadvantaged primary schoolchildren. Rackets Cubed partner with local “Aspirational Hosts” such as Birmingham, Imperial, and Hull Universities, with inner-city schools of high…

Rackets Cubed is a new and innovative intervention, that delivers…

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3rd December 2020

Levelling the Playing Field - Youth Justice Board

This ground-breaking initiative is aimed at using the power of sport and physical activity to engage and improve health and life outcomes for over 11,200 black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) children who are more likely to enter, or who are already disproportionately involved, in the Criminal Justice System across…

This ground-breaking initiative is aimed at using the power of…

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3rd December 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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3rd December 2020

MAD (Make a Difference)

Make A Difference (MAD) is a Sport Birmingham open access youth development programme, designed by young people for young people. MAD works with community partners, parents and schools to provide a sustainable offer that has evolved from open access youth clubs and outreach services to a tailored sports-driven mentoring programme…

Make A Difference (MAD) is a Sport Birmingham open access…

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