Current Projects

Neighbourhood Action Co-ordination Programme

During 2023 we will be working with residents, community groups, stakeholders and partners, local councillors, the police and council services within Brandwood & Kings Heath and Billesley wards to shape, coordinate and deliver environmental improvement  and community safety projects and run activities which seek ways to improve the quality of life for people through increased access to and activities in our wonderful green spaces.

This is a 12 month commission from the Neighbourhood Development Support Unit, Birmingham City Council.

on 16 April we launched a new Neighbourhood Action Network called Active8 to encourage more people into giving time to local groups and causes across the wards.

Inclusive summer play holiday clubs in Brandwood!

Thanks to a collaboration with Parks For Play and Children’s Quarter we are able to run our first holiday clubs in the area.

Fun-filled, active and inclusive holiday play sessions for children aged 8-12 will be held at St Bede’s Church, Bryndale Avenue, Brandwood End this summer as part of the Bring it on Brum! campaign. 

Places at the holiday clubs are available for children who are eligible for free school meals or have an EHCP,  disability, special educational need or vulnerability.



The Good Yarners (plus woodworking!)

Evening creative sessions for the over 50s where we make things from yarn, textile and wood for wider community benefit and to make a difference within our Brandwood neighbourhoods. And, of course, we have a good yarn as we make! Priority to Brandwood residents.

Meet up with crafters of all experience and abilities to create cheer and raise smiles.

This is part of Smiles Made in Brandwood, funded by Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network Scheme.

Car boot cafe!

We are Chatty Chatty Brum Brum Chatty Chatty Brum, how do you do?

We are Chatty Chatty Brum Brum. 
Join us for a chin wag and a brew!

Our car boot cafe wiill be popping up around Dawberry Fields Neighbourhood to offer companionship and a free cuppa to help neighbours connect and to reduce social isolation.

This project is being funded by the National Lottery with an Awards for All grant.

Laughing Together

With thanks to funding from the Co-Operative Dividend Fund will be running some low cost community comedy movie events in Brandwood which will have us laughing out loud! 

These film event ‘pop ups’ will be part of our Beaming Brandwood programme. 

Get active and smile!

We are currently developing walking and fitness trails with a smiling twist within Brandwood’s wonderful green spaces and neighbourhoods and working with local people to co-design and test these new physical and social activities. 

(We’ll be launching the trails with a cuppa tea of course!)

We are working in partnership with the Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery. Friends of Dawberry Fields Park and Friends of Lifford Reservoir. This project is part of Laughter Lines, a project funded by Sport England through the Active Communities fun