Our social mission is to provide a ‘change of scenery’ for those who need one in our Brandwood neighbourhoods by providing activities which help connect people to people with shared interests, and through fun and collaborative community ‘build’ and environmental improvement projects.
Get to know new people on one of our creative ‘build’ projects. A chance to use your skills, learn new ones, drink tea and chat.
Be part of something fun and beneficial for our local communities.
Get in touch, share your ideas and bring together your own interest group.
Our business is everyone’s business.
As paying customers for activities you are supporting our social mission to reduce social isolation in our Brandwood neighbourhoods.
We pay it forward, just like you.
Between May and August 2022 we are ran a project to shine a spotlight on all the brilliant places and people who live in the Brandwood area, brighten up our streets with creativity and wildflower meadows and bring people
together at events, workshops and community litter picks.
Together we wanted to put our little corner of South Birmingham on the map, encourage people to get talking and give the rest of the city something to talk about!
At the beginning of 2022 we teamed up with the local Neighbourhood Network Scheme to do some community engagement and activity planning work which included a resident survey, face to face meetings and some focus group discussions. We wanted to understand what matters to people living in Brandwood’s neighbourhoods, what social connections people enjoy and need, and how many people identified as experiencing loneliness. Most importantly we tried to understand what projects and activities residents were interested in and how we could reduce social isolation. This work is helping to shape our plans moving forward.
For twelve weeks we ran a community DIY build & environmental improvement project for the over 50s. Our Pallet to Planter project started in late February. We reclaimed wood and repurposed it to build 44 planters which we then gave away!
We have been delivering planters all over the area for residents to adopt and grow small wildflower meadows in their front gardens and driveways (‘pit stops’) – so everyone gets to enjoy the blooms – especially the bees.