Active Communities – Building Community Resilience

Being part of a community, and having support networks, is really important – especially during a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic. The Active Communities programme is a Sport England Local Delivery Pilot, which is all about building stronger and more resilient communities. Although many of our projects, which help bring

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Active Streets Share

Our Active Streets project is about working collectively with citizens to reclaim public spaces and build stronger, more resilient communities. This is done in various ways, including street closures where local community members can connect with one other, socialise and participate in community activities on the streets of Birmingham. These

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Come and join the ‘Big Chat!’

Would you like to have your say on your community? Would you like to take part in a discussion with other local community groups from across the city? Active Communities would like to invite you to take part in a 1 hour video call discussing a few topics later on

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Bikeability Summer sessions

Have you been inspired to try cycling during lockdown? Want your children to learn to cycle in a safe environment with friendly qualified instructors?  Bikeability is a national cycling award scheme which incorporates the National Cycle Training Standard. We’re pleased to launch new Bikeability sessions for August and September, that are

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Coming Soon: Cycle Training for Adults [Free)

It is fun, socially distant, and good for your health and environment…cycling has never been so popular. In the last few weeks, the government and local authorities have announced many new initiatives to encourage more people to cycle… The Active Wellbeing Society are now delighted to launch free Bikeability cycle

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Mark’s story

Wear and Share was created in partnership with the Aston Villa Foundation in response to a growing need for access to clothing during the coronavirus crisis. Over the last 10 weeks, Wear and Share have delivered secondhand clothing to over 100 people. One of the recipients, Mark, shared his story

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Wear and Share – Responding to need

Wear and Share is a new project, created in partnership with the Aston Villa Foundation, which collects donations of clothes that have been previously used and loved, and passes them on to new owners. Over the last 10 weeks, Wear and Share have received approximately 700 bags of donated clothing

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Take a walk on the wild side

Spending time outdoors or going for a walk can have a positive effect on our mental and physical wellbeing. Over the last few months, many people have utilised outdoor spaces to exercise, spend time with friends, and just enjoy some time outside the house. We know that physical activity has

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Guest blog: #BrumTogether – We rise by lifting others!

Birmingham is slowly rising again after a national lockdown in March that pretty much paralysed my gorgeous, canal laden city. According to the United Nations, this global coronavirus pandemic has emerged as the most challenging crisis since the Second World War. Schools, offices, factories, construction sites, universities and even taxi

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Streets in Birmingham support their local foodbank

Since March, The Station pub in Kings Heath has served as a local foodbank. The owners, Darren and Adele, have been working with Birmingham Community Solidarity to use their pub as a space to store, sort and distribute essential food supplies to people in need all across Birmingham. With a

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Local examples of sharing to help others

During Covid-19, we have seen lots of examples of sharing within communities. People have been willing to donate food, share tools and volunteer their time. Local community WhatsApp groups, posters offering support, and mutual aid groups have sprung up to check in with neighbours and arrange donations and deliveries of

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