Events & Training

Upcoming Hall Green Communities Events

31 March 2021 – Hall Green Communities Monthly Updates and Network Meeting

Sharing community updates about local support and activities, co-hosted by the locality NNS and Early Help Teams. This meeting is from 13:30-14:30. Please see our Eventbrite page to register.

15 April 2021 – Family Debt & Benefit Awareness

We will raise the awareness of those struggling, highlight how professionals can support them and share information from local organisations including Narthex, Sense and Ashiana Community Project. Please see our Eventbrite page to register.

External Training Opportunities

There are a number of free and paid for training opportunities provided across Birmingham and the UK. Here you’ll find an up to date list of training opportunities we think will be of interest to our Hall Green community.

Social Enterprise Drive 2021

Social Enterprise Drive 2021 (previously CITYDRIVE) is Birmingham’s very own festival of social enterprise facilitated by iSE CIC, and with thanks to a range of sponsors and supporters. This year, #SED21 is focused on bringing experiences of social enterprise to the people of Birmingham and the broader West Midlands, by raising awareness and supporting businesses and residents to get involved in their Social Enterprise City. There are 23 online events taking place over 5 days, each showcasing the positive change social enterprises create through innovative approaches and transformational initiatives.

You can find out more on the ISE website. There is a mixture of free and paid events, which you can view via the brochure with links directly to Eventbrite should you wish to book.and a full programme

Fundraising Training and BID Writing

Get Grants: Online BID Writing for Charities and Community Groups Course

Get Grants will be delivering their BID writing training course throughout the spring on Zoom, for more information including dates and pricing visit their website.

The Brandwood Centre’s Click and Connect Programme

Brandwood Centre: Range of online workshops (Personal, Social Development & Employability)

The Brandwood Centre are offering a Pick ‘n’ Mix of online 2 hour bitesize workshops, including Mental Health Awareness, Completing Voluntary Work, Managing Personal Finance, Safeguarding, and Equality and Diversity. For more information visit their website.

Meet the Funder Events

Get Grants are running a series of FREE Virtual Events bringing fundraisers across the UK together to share experiences and connect with other fundraisers

In these popular Meet the Funder Virtual Events, Get Grants Funding Experts are joined by funders to talk about their funding programmes. These events give attendees the opportunity to speak directly to funders, take part in discussions, get unique insights, and ask questions specific to their project or organisation.

These events are suitable for fundraisers working for a wide range of not-for-profit organisations of all sizes.

Recent Hall Green Communities Events

16 March 2021 – Child Exploitation Prevention & Early Help

We helped parents and carers to look out for signs of exploitation and breakdown barriers to seeking support locally. This took place during #WMExploitationWeek, ahead of National Exploitation Awareness day on 18/3. Attendees heard from East Birmingham Early Help teams (Family Action, Hall Green Families and Barnardo’s) and West Midlands Police.

10 March 2021 – Domestic Abuse and Local Support

An information event about domestic abuse and the relevant local community support for individuals and families that is available. Several organisations were represented at this event. Please find links to their respective slide show presentations below.

4 March 2021 – Child Exploitation Prevention in East Birmingham – Parent Support

We covered the signs of exploitation with parents and carers and broke down barriers to seeking support locally.

2 March 2021 – Funding, Food and Family Support

We looked at how to accurately fill out a family connect form and use it to its full potential. We discussed how schools and local organisations are supporting hard to reach families and how best we can help them do so.

20 January 2021 – Hall Green Community Network meeting

This meeting focused on Covid, the lockdown and the changing risks and needs that these have implicated for those community groups and organisations working to help people in this difficult time.

21 January 2021 – Hall Green Families Early Help Assessment Training

14 January 2021 – Youth Covid Challenge Welcome Meeting

17 December 2020 – Hall Green Emergency Assistance, Food & Essential Supplies Grant Programme

1 December 2020 – Children Exploitation Prevention in East Birmingham
18 November 2020 – Engaging Young People in a COVID State
14 October 2020 – Re-introducing Hall Green Families to Nurserys, Schools & Further Education
1 July 2020 – Summer holiday fun, food and support – what will happen in Hall Green
10 June 2020 – Early Help and the return to education in Hall Green
20 May 2020 – How the Early Help offer can support children, young people & families in Hall Green