Active Communities (funded by Sport England) is an exciting programme delivered across Birmingham & Solihull by multiple organisations including The Active Wellbeing Society that aims to create innovative solutions to make it easier for people to become more active.
We are doing things differently! We are working closely with communities & trusted organisations to help individuals become more resilient and connected together, with lots of opportunities to come together and participate in physical, social and civic activities, resulting in improved health and quality of life.
Sport Birmingham is an independent charity that uses the power of sport and physical activity to improve lives. We are the city's strategic sports partnership, working as a leading charity to connect places, people and communities to drive local innovation in the delivery of sport and physical activity.
The Active Wellbeing Society
Free learning from The Open University
Sport 4 Life Uk
Sport 4 Life UK is here to help young people (aged 11 to 29) move into sustained education, training and work through sports-themed personal development. We believe in giving young people the opportunity to create a better future for themselves.
Aston Villa Foundation
Roots To Success
Kickstart By The Active Wellbeing Society
Ahead Of The Game - Moving Lives, Healthy Minds
Solihull Community Housing
Are you a Solihull Community Housing resident and would like employment support?
Would you like to build your confidence and skills?
Our qualified Employment and Skills Officer Rosie can help you with information, advice and guidance in relation to training, skills and employment. Rosie has lots of opportunities ranging from courses to paid employment to help you achieve your goals.
Follow the link above, apply using our application form and we will be in touch shortly to help you be the best you can be!
Get in touch today!
Inclusive Sports Academy Cic
At Inclusive Sports Academy CIC we aim to enhance the lives of individuals with learning disabilities, learning difficulties and children with SEN by delivering Physical activity & Wellbeing programmes along with maintaining our inclusive approach to meet their needs of our participants. We work alongside key stakeholders across the region to ensure we are maintaining best practice and are maximising the development of our participants attending the programme. We have a strong track record of creating opportunity and raising awareness of Inclusion and continue to strive to remove barriers to sport and physical activity by creating environments that our participants feel relaxed and ready to participate in. We offer a range of services and tailor the programme according to the individual or group's needs. We have developed our services to ensure each of our participants are able to gain the maximum from attending our programme.
Inclusive Educate Ltd
Inclusive Educate Ltd which aims are to upskill support workers, carers, community workers & volunteers to be able to facilitate physical activity. We offer a number of courses that are engaging, informative and develop individuals in the sector to feel more confident around Inclusion. We also place the necessary emphasis on developing people with learning disabilities by adapting the courses to suit their needs.
Club Matters is Sports England one stop shop for sports clubs, groups and organisations involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport. Club Matters offers free support, learning and guidance on all aspects of running a club
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK's sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active.
Together we're developing a vibrant, UK-wide sport and physical activity sector, with the highest standards of service delivery.
Develop Your Way
As part of Sport Birmingham's support of the local community sport network and response to Covid, we are offering a programme to 'Strengthen, Support & Sustain' frontline community development and delivery.
The programme includes 8 practical and informative learning modules and associated networking sessions, plus one-to-one organisational mentoring where you can discuss issues raised during the learning or have bespoke support around your business planning, governance, finance, workforce development or funding bids / tenders.
Organisations will have access to presentations, resources and a network of other community organisations through the Skills 360 platform.
Carers Trust Solihull
We are Carers Trust Solihull, a charity that provides free help and support for unpaid carers of all ages. You don't need to be isolated – we can provide help, guidance, training and social activities for you. If you are not sure whether you are a carer ring us now on 0121 788 1143 or see the further information and links.
Saheli Hub is an independent organisation that does things differently in the city of Birmingham! Saheli Hub's main focus is to break down stereotypes of women and participation - especially in sport and physical activity. Over the years Saheli Hub has led the way, when it comes to the engagement and support of its local communities and the women in our communities to access physical activity and participation locally.
Law, Leisure And Learning
Law, Leisure and Learning is a charitable organisation in Birmingham's area of Handsworth. Their vision is to help the local communities through supporting those that experience food poverty, homelessness, social inequality and the young people of Handsworth.
Law, Leisure and Learning's mission statement being;
"To enable all people in our community to help themselves to realise their full potential for a higher quality of life"
The projects Law, Leisure and Learning are involved with;
Finding and Creating jobs
Education and Training
Translation and interpretation services
The Make A Difference (M.A.D) Birmingham project is a Sport Birmingham open access youth development programme. M.A.D Birmingham works with community partners, residents, 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 for young people aged 11-16
Witton Lodge Community Association
Witton Lodge is a Community Association and Community Landlord based in Perry Common, in the North of Birmingham. Witton Lodge offer services with Jobs and Skills, deliver a wide range of Environmental Projects and promote local good health and wellbeing through our Living Well work.
Witton Lodge can help with Jobs and Skills, deliver a wide range of Environmental Projects and promote local good health and wellbeing through our Living Well work. Their group sessions are designed to help you learn and develop employability skills. Witton Lodge deliver free training and development sessions on Tuesdays and cover a wide range of topics such as:
- Importance of CVs,
- Interview and presentation skills,
- Employers expectations,
- Team working and leadership
- Effective communication in the workplace.
If you are interested in Environmental Projects; there's lots to get involved in with Witton Lodge and their Living Well Team can help you improve your health too!
We have our very own Perry Common History Project, recording the interesting history of Perry Common and the surrounding area and if you want to volunteer, well, there lots of opportunities too.
Spring 22 Community Hub
Spring 22 Community Hub is part of the Spring Housing Organisation. Spring 22 is an online Open College network training Centre and provides free training to the residents of Birmingham, based specifically in the Perry Barr area. The free training available through Spring 22 is related to all aspects of digital, coding, financial employment, health and wellbeing. Spring 22 additionally supports with benefit calculations and advice and guidance for those applying for social housing.
Spring 22 community Hub has a digital lending library and digital suite for those accessing the Hub and provides support and advice regarding the Perry Barr Neighbourhood Network Scheme
Colebridge Trust is registered charity and recognised as a community development trust for Solihull, in the West Midlands.
Colebridge Trust have supported people who live in one of the most deprived areas of the country since 2002. Supporting community residence in North Solihull who are often marginalised through disability health conditions and other limiting social circumstances. Colebridge Trust deliver projects that support employment and skills and health and wellbeing interventions, from the Colebridge community centre, Around Again Social Supermarkets, Assembly and Packing Social Enterprise and other outreach locations.
Nechells POD acts as a resource for the Nechells community by providing a safe and welcoming space in which residents can get together to participate in a wide range of activities and access services that empower them to lead self-determined, fulfilled lives and feel a sense of belonging to their community regardless of age, gender, race, faith or social background.
Go-Woman! Alliance Cic (Goal)
Go-Woman! Alliance CIC (GOAL) is a social enterprise working in the heart of the community on a wide range of projects.
GOAL strives to work with individuals, to provide provisions in both formal and informal learning opportunities throughout their lives, in order to foster the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment / self-employment and personal fulfilment.
Our aim is to provide holistic support to individuals who wish to become economically active through employment and/or self-employment.
We work with all ages including seniors in our community (women over the age of 55) via DOSTI (friendship) group to address mental health issues, through reducing social isolation and developing resilient communities and young people through Parent & Toddler and Bumps & Bundles groups.
GOAL specialism lies with working with disadvantaged communities, including women and young people developing and delivering range of courses including:
- English classes (Basic to Entry Level 3)
- Computer classes
- DOSTI group (seniors in our community)
- Internet Cafe
- Parent & Toddler group
- Bumps & Bundles group
- Walking group
- Exercise classes
- Arabic classes
and much more.
Cyp Field Lab - Parent Champions
The Parent Champions project aims to provide parents the opportunity to train, volunteer and deliver sport and physical activity within their communities. As a pilot project, these volunteers are from the Balsall Heath area and based at Clifton and Nelson Mandela Schools. The Parent Champions will be supported by sport and physical activity mentors, the aim of which is to support their personal development, coaching skills and increase sustainability of the project.
The Parent Champion volunteers will complete a 10 session training course of blended learning, with the aim to deliver various sport and physical activity to families and the local community.
Cava In Solihull And Warwickshire
CAVA in Solihull and Warwickshire promotes, develops and supports a vibrant voluntary and community sector to enable local people to shape and influence their communities.
James Memorial Homes
James Memorial Homes is a sheltered housing scheme run by James Charities in the Nechells area of Birmingham. It has 31 flats and communal hall and kitchen for the residents and local community to use. Residents of James Memorial a keen to access various recreational activities and enjoy arts, walking, and getting together for breakfast clubs and bingo.
Mental Health And Wellbeing Resources
This resource pack aims to support both organisations and individual users in developing a knowledge and understanding around Mental Health. The aim of this resource is provide you with knowledge around all things mental health and wellbeing. for example; if you are working with individuals who are experiencing mental illness, how to provide support as an organisation or individual, how physical activity and sport and enhance your wellbeing and how to improve your mental wellness, to name a few.
Supporting Mental Health In Brum
This is a collection of resources to support good mental health and wellbeing. Whether you are an organisation that wants some guidance or an individual that is looking to improve or sustain good mental health, this ever growing resource pack will provide you with information to support a healthy mind.
Social Prescribing The Saheli Way
Social Prescribing is a referral pathway offered by a GP, nurse or other health professional to a community link worker, who supports individuals to take greater control of their life.
Saheli Hub offer a social prescribing pathway that is different! Social Prescribing the Saheli Way involves training sports and physical activity specialists, in the best way to support those who have been referred to community link workers.
Pat Benson Boxing Academy
Get Grants provides practical support in the form of training, information, and advice that fundraisers with all levels of experience can take away and put into practice.
We share our insights and experience from inside the world of grant funding, setting you on the right path and arming you with the information you need to make the best use of your time and energy spent fundraising.
Whether you are a charity, community group, sports club, or school, Get Grants can help you increase your grant fundraising success.
DBS Checks For All Industries
Free registration and organisation set up in as little as 5 minutes! Prices from £29 per application for employees and £6 per application for volunteers
Skills Training Uk
Skills Training UK has been at the forefront of training development and delivery for nearly 30 years. Our approach to apprenticeships training is welcomed by increasing numbers of large employers.
Our expert knowledge, experience and the individual care we take make sure we deliver on our promise of 'training in a different class'.
Thousands of young people and adults have achieved nationally recognised qualifications, boosted their employability skills and succeeded in getting a job after completing our engaging courses.
Pbba Educational Provision
Pat Benson Boxing Academy provide a unique and functional boxing experience, in a safe and controlled environment. Combined with professional youth sector staff and experienced boxing mentors and coaches, PBBA offer a service that creates genuine impact and positive change by engaging young people who may not learn in the traditional school setting.
Activity Alliance is the leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity. Established in 1998 as a national charity, we were previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport.
Life Skills Created With Barclays
The Changing WorkLife modules have been specifically designed to provide an opportunity for learners to increase their confidence and motivation – and gain new skills in relation to employability and financial capability.
Sports Key is a Birmingham based not for profit Community Interest Company (CIC), which exists to improve the wellbeing, cohesion and life opportunities of the community but in particular those from low socio-economic backgrounds. We utilise physical activity as the tool to build the health, skills and cohesion of the local community; endeavouring to support our community in their development using physical activity and culture as a vehicle for improved health and connectivity.
Since 1999 we have committed ourselves to the children and young people of Nechells, in an attempt to improve their lives
We have been providing a wide variety of opportunities for the children, young people and adults for many years, from adventurous activities to enterprise, therapy to advice. We enable and equip people to become resilient and independent, and support them through the challenges life puts in their way, and help them uncover their purpose and be content.
More Than A Dream
Looking at current issues affecting young people in our community we have developed a sport, training and educational package to act as a solution or aid to these current problems. Our aims are to develop young people enhancing there
educational and physical skills offering exceptional career development and invaluable opportunity whilst building their character to be an asset to society.
Our programme is aimed at young people between the ages of 15-25 not in education, NEET, those not in employment, vulnerable young people known to government statutory bodies affected by gang crime and other issues affecting our young people in inner city Birmingham, also those in pupil referral units and excluded from school.
Birmingham Rowing Club
Birmingham Rowing Club is the only rowing club in the city, providing access to rowing facilities to 11 upwards.
We exist to affect that social change and the transition towards a low-carbon and sustainable lifestyle. By inspiring and supporting communities and organisations across Birmingham to take positive action, we will demonstrate that building low carbon communities brings benefits, opportunities and well-being to everyone, whilst protecting our environment.
Matt Hillman Tennis
MattHillmanTennis runs Tennis coaching programmes at three tennis clubs in Birmingham which focus on inclusive grassroots tennis for all. Matt is a self employed Level 3 LTA tennis coach.
I am a self employed Yoga Teacher and have set up my organisation to provide yoga sessions to various levels of ability both online and in person. My organisation also delivers yoga retreats, workshops and private sessions.My mission is to understand and help people with improving or maintaining a healthy mind, body and emotional state so that they feel at peace and happier with who they are.I do this by providing them with unambiguous guidance that is tailored to meet there current wants and needs through yoga and wellbeing techniques to include physical practice, mindfulness, meditation, breathing practices and discussion.
We are a 'not-for-profit' taekwondo club operating in Birmingham, delivering martial arts sessions for 4-16 year olds. The club is part of the Ki Taekwondo Association based in Stockport but also including the University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club.
Our aim is to engage young people in structured, meaningful martial arts sessions that are engaging, fun and teach courtesy, respect and self-control.
B-Row Youth and Community Rowing in Birmingham: Our programmes and activities are designed to enable local community members and the youth of Birmingham reach their goals and fulfil their potential.
B-Row was set up in 2011 and has grown rapidly. It has been recognised for its achievements by winning several awards for its work across the Birmingham community.
Harts Community Adventure Cic
Supporting vulnerable families and children. Our mission is to improve the lives of families and children who are struggling to cope and give every child the opportunity of a hope-filled life.
Diamond Academy has grown from a weekend kick about to structured club with training delivered by FA Level 2 Coaches, and teams competing in the Midlands Junior Premier League (MJPL) and the Walsall Junior Youth League.
With children and young people participating from ages 6 – 18, Diamond Academy Sports CIC, is the expansion to providing the same opportunities in other sports, as Diamond Academy FC is enhanced with educational options, leading to employment opportunities.
Diamond Academy can also support and provide opportunities for adults still interested in playing sports like football recreationally, for physical fitness and for the goal of a football career.
The Dolphin Centre
The Dolphin Women's Centre is based by the lake in Ward End Park, in the Wash-wood Heath area of East Birmingham. An area with a rich diversity of cultures but which faces a significant number of social and economic challenges. Our services are designed to support women to overcome challenges and access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
The Dolphin Centre is the heart of this area. Providing education, training, employment and health and wellbeing support to women in the local community.
The Spearhead Trust At Bells Farmhouse
Pat Benson's Boxing Academy - Train 2 Coach Program
The Train 2 Coach program aims to support the training and development of volunteers that have accessed the Mindfit program, hosted and delivered by Pat Benson's Boxing Academy and support their training to become community coaches.
This training program is a 12 week course that uses a blended learning approach to support the development of the Train 2 Coach volunteers. These volunteers will reside in the Birmingham area and deliver boxing, fitness, and wellbeing sessions within the communities of Birmingham. The blended learning approaches will incorporate both a practical session where coaches will be learning fundamental boxing skills and a theoretical session based around the principles of community coaching.
Community Enterprise Growth Cic
Goal - Driven
Goal - Driven CIC.
Our mission is to educate, inspire, and connect people from all backgrounds, providing them with valuable tools for life and guiding them on the right path to brighter and more positive futures. Working with clients through challenging life circumstances by delivering life coaching, engaging sports activities, educational presentations, and recreational workshops.
Skills @ Play - Early Years Resources For The Fundamentals Of Movement
Skills @ Play is a FUNdamentals of movement program that supports parents and organisations in developing physical literacy in early years children. The FUNdamentals are based around developing Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed (ABC's) for Pre-school aged children and will give them the skills required to enjoy and participate in physical activity and sport as they grow.
Billesley Ark Volunteers Cic
We share Malachi’s vision for improving life for our community. We do this by helping families get involved in events and activities to encourage young ages to spend more time outside the home.
Active Communities Share Shack
Share Shack are places that help people to share, learn & grow together. Part of our Sharing Communities, we offer a "Library of Things" and opportunities to connect with others in communities through the sharing of skills - all free of charge.
Skill sharing doesn't have to be complicated, it could be something as simple as being good at growing tomatoes, knowing how to tile or being able to knit - everybody has something to share!
There are a number of fixed Share Shack sites & several pop-up locations too. Our current areas are Ladywood, Balsall Heath, Nechells, Druids Heath & Hobs Moat - with lots of new projects on the way.
We would love to speak to residents & groups near any of our locations to explore how we can work together.
Active Communities (funded by Sport England) helps individuals explore ways to become more physically, socially and civically active, resulting in improved health and quality of life.