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    15 city parks and open spaces in Birmingham retained their Green Flag Award status 2021

      Congratulations to the fifteen city parks and open spaces in Birmingham that retained their Green Flag Award status in 2021!   The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards… Read More


    BOSF logged volunteer hours, July – September 2021

      Here is another huge thank you to all of our member groups!   The figures for July – September 2021 are in, and a massive total of 19,511 volunteer hours… Read More


    Cotteridge Park’s short film about The Shed

    Take a look at this wonderful short film (above) about Cotteridge Park’s new community cafe, lovingly named – The Shed! The film has been created by Duncan Baird and hi-lights… Read More


    New community funding scheme – Sustainability Fund

    £65,000 up for grabs as Veolia unveils new Sustainability Fund Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, has launched its new community funding scheme to help support people across the country… Read More


    Groundwork – Young People and Climate Action report

      Groundwork is currently running a survey as part of our research on youth perspectives on climate change.   How do young people feel about climate change? How do they… Read More


    Fundraising Events with Get Grants (July – October)

      Get Grants have a busy line-up of Meet the Funder events happening over the next few months, where we will be joined by funders to talk about their funding programmes. These… Read More


    Importance of Urban Green Space to Children’s Development

      Green spaces can significantly benefit children’s physical, mental and social development – from infancy into adulthood. This discussion paper from UNICEF outlines the many benefits of green spaces on… Read More


    Love Parks Week 2021

      This year, our parks and green spaces have been a vital lifeline to many of us during the lockdowns.   Around 9 in 10 people surveyed by Natural England in May 2020 agreed… Read More


    Birmingham’s Erratic Boulders: Heritage of the Ice Age!

      This project aims to engage the public with visible heritage of the Ice Age that can be seen in SW Birmingham and NE Worcestershire. These are large boulders, up… Read More


    Misfits Music sessions

      Misfits Music is a charity based in Birmingham that strongly believes in the power of group music-making activities to facilitate new connections between people, break down social barriers and… Read More