Making Opportunities Possible


Active Communities

Active Communities is an exciting initiative, led by The Active Wellbeing Society, Birmingham City Council and Solihull Council, that aims to create innovative solutions to make it easier for people to access social and physical activity. We are doing things differently! This means working to find lots of opportunities to come together and to participate in creating happier and healthier lives in local communities.

Sport Birmingham

Sport Birmingham is an independent charity that uses the power of sport and physical activity to improve lives. We are the city's strategic sports partnership, working as a leading charity to connect places, people and communities to drive local innovation in the delivery of sport and physical activity.

The Active Wellbeing Society

The Active Wellbeing Society is a community benefit society and cooperative working to build healthy, happy communities living active and connected lives. We are grounded in the communities where inequalities are at their highest, and we work with them to tackle inequality and promote community development. We deliver a wide range of free activities and services aimed at improving wellbeing at an individual and community level.

Sport Structures

Sport Structures CIC is one of the largest training providers in the sport and physical activity sector offering education and training solutions along with both ‘on pitch’ and ‘off pitch’ apprenticeships. They seek to develop organisations and people through providing high quality and accessible opportunities for coaches, volunteers, and those that work in sport. This is underpinned by their experience of designing and creating learning.

Open Learn

Free learning from The Open University

Sport 4 Life Uk

Sport 4 Life UK is here to help young people (aged 11 to 29) move into sustained education, training and work through sports-themed personal development. We believe in giving young people the opportunity to create a better future for themselves.


For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Aston Villa Foundation

The Aston Villa Foundation is a registered charity that delivers the community and social responsibility work of Aston Villa Football Club. Working alongside key local and national stakeholders, the Foundation delivers projects, initiatives and provides opportunities to achieve its mission of ‘Working Together to Enrich Lives’.

Street Games

StreetGames harnesses the power of sport to create positive change in the lives of disadvantaged young people right across the UK. StreetGames' work helps to make young people and their communities healthier, safer and more successful.

Uk Coaching

We're here for the COACH. Whatever your role - coach, facilitator, instructor, leader, teacher or trainer - if you're helping people to be active and improve, we're here for you. We develop inspiring coaches to bring #GreatCoaching to the lives of millions. Whatever your role if you're helping people to be active and improve, we're here for you.

Coach Core

Targeting 16-24 year olds who are not in education or employment, Coach Core delivers an inclusive and impactful sports coaching apprenticeship that develops the talents of young people and provides them with a range of vital skills for sport, work and life.

Discover Change

DiscoverChange provides a range of business development and transformation solutions to support leaders and businesses to accelerate digital innovation. We provide workshops, consulting, systems development, learning resources, online events and courses, and bespoke team development programmes. We are all about enabling reaching personal, professional and business success through taking strategic and efficient action. Managing the 'Champions of Change' project.

Roots To Success

Roots to Success is a face-to-face personal development programme that aims to improve the employment prospects and life chances for Young People (16-25) within the Three Estates area, Kings Norton, Birmingham. The programme is based on a multi-partner approach project involving Sport Birmingham, the Birmingham Youth Service......

Kickstart By The Active Wellbeing Society

Under the new Kickstart scheme, The Active Wellbeing Society is hosting 30 young people on a work program to develop skills and experience. The aim is to support young people towards finding a fulfilling future career. Kickstart is a DWP program which places young people with partnering organisations.

Ahead Of The Game - Moving Lives, Healthy Minds

The programme will focus on working with service users of the BSMHFT Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT's) based in Erdington and Longbridge, and will involve consultation and co-production with service users. The aim will be to create supportive and purposeful physical activity initiatives centred around patient motivations that are embedded in their long-term recovery plans

Solihull Community Housing

Are you a Solihull Community Housing resident and would like employment support?
Would you like to build your confidence and skills?
Our qualified Employment and Skills Officer Rosie can help you with information, advice and guidance in relation to training, skills and employment. Rosie has lots of opportunities ranging from courses to paid employment to help you achieve your goals.
Follow the link above, apply using our application form and we will be in touch shortly to help you be the best you can be!
Get in touch today!

Mhfa England

We are Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. We are a social enterprise, a company without shareholders. We offer expert guidance and training to support mental health, in the workplace and beyond.


EduCare is the UK’s leading provider of essential duty of care and safeguarding training. Our primary focus is on ‘duty of care’, helping to keep children, young people and adults safe from harm. With over 2,000 EduCare courses completed every day, we are the market leader in developing and delivering highly engaging online learning courses in partnership with leading experts.

Active Iq

Active IQ is one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector.


We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Inclusive Sports Academy Cic

At Inclusive Sports Academy CIC we aim to enhance the lives of individuals with learning disabilities, learning difficulties and children with SEN by delivering Physical activity & Wellbeing programmes along with maintaining our inclusive approach to meet their needs of our participants. We work alongside key stakeholders across the region to ensure we are maintaining best practice and are maximising the development of our participants attending the programme. We have a strong track record of creating opportunity and raising awareness of Inclusion and continue to strive to remove barriers to sport and physical activity by creating environments that our participants feel relaxed and ready to participate in. We offer a range of services and tailor the programme according to the individual or group's needs. We have developed our services to ensure each of our participants are able to gain the maximum from attending our programme.

Inclusive Educate Ltd

Inclusive Educate Ltd which aims are to upskill support workers, carers, community workers & volunteers to be able to facilitate physical activity. We offer a number of courses that are engaging, informative and develop individuals in the sector to feel more confident around Inclusion. We also place the necessary emphasis on developing people with learning disabilities by adapting the courses to suit their needs.

Club Matters

Club Matters is Sports England one stop shop for sports clubs, groups and organisations involved in the delivery of physical activity and sport. Club Matters offers free support, learning and guidance on all aspects of running a club


The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK's sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active.

Together we're developing a vibrant, UK-wide sport and physical activity sector, with the highest standards of service delivery.

Develop Your Way

As part of Sport Birmingham's support of the local community sport network and response to Covid, we are offering a programme to 'Strengthen, Support & Sustain' frontline community development and delivery.

The programme includes 8 practical and informative learning modules and associated networking sessions, plus one-to-one organisational mentoring where you can discuss issues raised during the learning or have bespoke support around your business planning, governance, finance, workforce development or funding bids / tenders.

Organisations will have access to presentations, resources and a network of other community organisations through the Skills 360 platform.

Carers Trust Solihull

We are Carers Trust Solihull, a charity that provides free help and support for unpaid carers of all ages. You don't need to be isolated – we can provide help, guidance, training and social activities for you. If you are not sure whether you are a carer ring us now on 0121 788 1143 or see the further information and links.

Saheli Hub

Saheli Hub is an independent organisation that does things differently in the city of Birmingham! Saheli Hub's main focus is to break down stereotypes of women and participation - especially in sport and physical activity. Over the years Saheli Hub has led the way, when it comes to the engagement and support of its local communities and the women in our communities to access physical activity and participation locally.

Law, Leisure And Learning

Law, Leisure and Learning is a charitable organisation in Birmingham's area of Handsworth. Their vision is to help the local communities through supporting those that experience food poverty, homelessness, social inequality and the young people of Handsworth.

Law, Leisure and Learning's mission statement being;

"To enable all people in our community to help themselves to realise their full potential for a higher quality of life"

The projects Law, Leisure and Learning are involved with;


Finding and Creating jobs

Education and Training

The Refuge

Translation and interpretation services


Clothes Bank


The Make A Difference (M.A.D) Birmingham project is a Sport Birmingham open access youth development programme. M.A.D Birmingham works with community partners, residents, parents and schools to provide a sustainable offer that has evolved from open access youth clubs and outreach services, to a tailored sports-driven mentoring programme for young people aged 11-16

Witton Lodge Community Association

Witton Lodge is a Community Association and Community Landlord based in Perry Common, in the North of Birmingham. Witton Lodge offer services with Jobs and Skills, deliver a wide range of Environmental Projects and promote local good health and wellbeing through our Living Well work.

Witton Lodge can help with Jobs and Skills, deliver a wide range of Environmental Projects and promote local good health and wellbeing through our Living Well work. Their group sessions are designed to help you learn and develop employability skills. Witton Lodge deliver free training and development sessions on Tuesdays and cover a wide range of topics such as:

  • Importance of CVs,
  • Interview and presentation skills,
  • Employers expectations,
  • Team working and leadership
  • Effective communication in the workplace.

If you are interested in Environmental Projects; there's lots to get involved in with Witton Lodge and their Living Well Team can help you improve your health too!

We have our very own Perry Common History Project, recording the interesting history of Perry Common and the surrounding area and if you want to volunteer, well, there lots of opportunities too.

Spring 22 Community Hub

Spring 22 Community Hub is part of the Spring Housing Organisation. Spring 22 is an online Open College network training Centre and provides free training to the residents of Birmingham, based specifically in the Perry Barr area. The free training available through Spring 22 is related to all aspects of digital, coding, financial employment, health and wellbeing. Spring 22 additionally supports with benefit calculations and advice and guidance for those applying for social housing.

Spring 22 community Hub has a digital lending library and digital suite for those accessing the Hub and provides support and advice regarding the Perry Barr Neighbourhood Network Scheme

Colebridge Trust

Colebridge Trust is registered charity and recognised as a community development trust for Solihull, in the West Midlands.

Colebridge Trust have supported people who live in one of the most deprived areas of the country since 2002. Supporting community residence in North Solihull who are often marginalised through disability health conditions and other limiting social circumstances. Colebridge Trust deliver projects that support employment and skills and health and wellbeing interventions, from the Colebridge community centre, Around Again Social Supermarkets, Assembly and Packing Social Enterprise and other outreach locations.

Nechells Pod

Nechells POD acts as a resource for the Nechells community by providing a safe and welcoming space in which residents can get together to participate in a wide range of activities and access services that empower them to lead self-determined, fulfilled lives and feel a sense of belonging to their community regardless of age, gender, race, faith or social background.

Go-Woman! Alliance Cic (Goal)

Go-Woman! Alliance CIC (GOAL) is a social enterprise working in the heart of the community on a wide range of projects.

GOAL strives to work with individuals, to provide provisions in both formal and informal learning opportunities throughout their lives, in order to foster the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment / self-employment and personal fulfilment.

Our aim is to provide holistic support to individuals who wish to become economically active through employment and/or self-employment.

We work with all ages including seniors in our community (women over the age of 55) via DOSTI (friendship) group to address mental health issues, through reducing social isolation and developing resilient communities and young people through Parent & Toddler and Bumps & Bundles groups.

GOAL specialism lies with working with disadvantaged communities, including women and young people developing and delivering range of courses including:

- English classes (Basic to Entry Level 3)
- Computer classes
- DOSTI group (seniors in our community)
- Internet Cafe
- Parent & Toddler group
- Bumps & Bundles group
- Walking group
- Exercise classes
- Arabic classes

and much more.

Cyp Field Lab - Parent Champions

The Parent Champions project aims to provide parents the opportunity to train, volunteer and deliver sport and physical activity within their communities. As a pilot project, these volunteers are from the Balsall Heath area and based at Clifton and Nelson Mandela Schools. The Parent Champions will be supported by sport and physical activity mentors, the aim of which is to support their personal development, coaching skills and increase sustainability of the project.

The Parent Champion volunteers will complete a 10 session training course of blended learning, with the aim to deliver various sport and physical activity to families and the local community.

Cava In Solihull And Warwickshire

CAVA in Solihull and Warwickshire promotes, develops and supports a vibrant voluntary and community sector to enable local people to shape and influence their communities.

James Memorial Homes

James Memorial Homes is a sheltered housing scheme run by James Charities in the Nechells area of Birmingham. It has 31 flats and communal hall and kitchen for the residents and local community to use. Residents of James Memorial a keen to access various recreational activities and enjoy arts, walking, and getting together for breakfast clubs and bingo.

Mental Health And Wellbeing Resources

This resource pack aims to support both organisations and individual users in developing a knowledge and understanding around Mental Health. The aim of this resource is provide you with knowledge around all things mental health and wellbeing. for example; if you are working with individuals who are experiencing mental illness, how to provide support as an organisation or individual, how physical activity and sport and enhance your wellbeing and how to improve your mental wellness, to name a few.

Supporting Mental Health In Brum

This is a collection of resources to support good mental health and wellbeing. Whether you are an organisation that wants some guidance or an individual that is looking to improve or sustain good mental health, this ever growing resource pack will provide you with information to support a healthy mind.

Social Prescribing The Saheli Way

Social Prescribing is a referral pathway offered by a GP, nurse or other health professional to a community link worker, who supports individuals to take greater control of their life.

Saheli Hub offer a social prescribing pathway that is different! Social Prescribing the Saheli Way involves training sports and physical activity specialists, in the best way to support those who have been referred to community link workers.

Pat Benson Boxing Academy

Pat Benson Boxing Academy is a community based charity organisation which focuses on community cohesion.

Get Grants

Get Grants provides practical support in the form of training, information, and advice that fundraisers with all levels of experience can take away and put into practice.

We share our insights and experience from inside the world of grant funding, setting you on the right path and arming you with the information you need to make the best use of your time and energy spent fundraising.

Whether you are a charity, community group, sports club, or school, Get Grants can help you increase your grant fundraising success.


DBS Checks For All Industries

Free registration and organisation set up in as little as 5 minutes! Prices from £29 per application for employees and £6 per application for volunteers

Skills Training Uk

Skills Training UK has been at the forefront of training development and delivery for nearly 30 years. Our approach to apprenticeships training is welcomed by increasing numbers of large employers.

Our expert knowledge, experience and the individual care we take make sure we deliver on our promise of 'training in a different class'.

Thousands of young people and adults have achieved nationally recognised qualifications, boosted their employability skills and succeeded in getting a job after completing our engaging courses.

Pbba Educational Provision

Pat Benson Boxing Academy provide a unique and functional boxing experience, in a safe and controlled environment. Combined with professional youth sector staff and experienced boxing mentors and coaches, PBBA offer a service that creates genuine impact and positive change by engaging young people who may not learn in the traditional school setting.

Activity Alliance

Activity Alliance is the leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity. Established in 1998 as a national charity, we were previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport.

Life Skills Created With Barclays

The Changing WorkLife modules have been specifically designed to provide an opportunity for learners to increase their confidence and motivation – and gain new skills in relation to employability and financial capability.

Sports Key

Sports Key is a Birmingham based not for profit Community Interest Company (CIC), which exists to improve the wellbeing, cohesion and life opportunities of the community but in particular those from low socio-economic backgrounds. We utilise physical activity as the tool to build the health, skills and cohesion of the local community; endeavouring to support our community in their development using physical activity and culture as a vehicle for improved health and connectivity.


Since 1999 we have committed ourselves to the children and young people of Nechells, in an attempt to improve their lives

We have been providing a wide variety of opportunities for the children, young people and adults for many years, from adventurous activities to enterprise, therapy to advice. We enable and equip people to become resilient and independent, and support them through the challenges life puts in their way, and help them uncover their purpose and be content.

More Than A Dream

Looking at current issues affecting young people in our community we have developed a sport, training and educational package to act as a solution or aid to these current problems. Our aims are to develop young people enhancing there

educational and physical skills offering exceptional career development and invaluable opportunity whilst building their character to be an asset to society.

Our programme is aimed at young people between the ages of 15-25 not in education, NEET, those not in employment, vulnerable young people known to government statutory bodies affected by gang crime and other issues affecting our young people in inner city Birmingham, also those in pupil referral units and excluded from school.

Birmingham Rowing Club

Birmingham Rowing Club is the only rowing club in the city, providing access to rowing facilities to 11 upwards.

Eco Birmingham

We exist to affect that social change and the transition towards a low-carbon and sustainable lifestyle. By inspiring and supporting communities and organisations across Birmingham to take positive action, we will demonstrate that building low carbon communities brings benefits, opportunities and well-being to everyone, whilst protecting our environment.

Matt Hillman Tennis

MattHillmanTennis runs Tennis coaching programmes at three tennis clubs in Birmingham which focus on inclusive grassroots tennis for all. Matt is a self employed Level 3 LTA tennis coach.

Jax Yoga

I am a self employed Yoga Teacher and have set up my organisation to provide yoga sessions to various levels of ability both online and in person. My organisation also delivers yoga retreats, workshops and private sessions.My mission is to understand and help people with improving or maintaining a healthy mind, body and emotional state so that they feel at peace and happier with who they are.I do this by providing them with unambiguous guidance that is tailored to meet there current wants and needs through yoga and wellbeing techniques to include physical practice, mindfulness, meditation, breathing practices and discussion.

Ki Taekwondo

We are a 'not-for-profit' taekwondo club operating in Birmingham, delivering martial arts sessions for 4-16 year olds. The club is part of the Ki taekwondo Association based in Stockport but also including the University of Birmingham Taekwondo Club.

Our aim is to engage young people in structured, meaningful martial arts sessions that are engaging, fun and teach courtesy, respect and self-control.

Midland Mencap

Midland Mencap is a charity which works and campaigns for accessible and inclusive services and a better quality of life for everyone with experience of learning disabilities and additional needs.


B-Row Youth and Community Rowing in Birmingham: Our programmes and activities are designed to enable local community members and the youth of Birmingham reach their goals and fulfil their potential.

B-Row was set up in 2011 and has grown rapidly. It has been recognised for its achievements by winning several awards for its work across the Birmingham community.


DiigiKick is a friendly, community organisation based in Birmingham. We deliver social, beginner internet groups in community spaces (such as coffee shops and community centres)

Harts Community Adventure Cic

We provide outdoor wellbeing sessions for all ages and abilities in South Birmingham. We are passionate about working with communities.


Supporting vulnerable families and children. Our mission is to improve the lives of families and children who are struggling to cope and give every child the opportunity of a hope-filled life.

Diamond Academy

Diamond Academy has grown from a weekend kick about to structured club with training delivered by FA Level 2 Coaches, and teams competing in the Midlands Junior Premier League (MJPL) and the Walsall Junior Youth League.

With children and young people participating from ages 6 – 18, Diamond Academy Sports CIC, is the expansion to providing the same opportunities in other sports, as Diamond Academy FC is enhanced with educational options, leading to employment opportunities.

Diamond Academy can also support and provide opportunities for adults still interested in playing sports like football recreationally, for physical fitness and for the goal of a football career.


A small Birmingham charity that supports Birmingham residents who are newly discharged from hospital.

The Dolphin Centre

The Dolphin Women's Centre is based by the lake in Ward End Park, in the Wash-wood Heath area of East Birmingham. An area with a rich diversity of cultures but which faces a significant number of social and economic challenges. Our services are designed to support women to overcome challenges and access a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

The Dolphin Centre is the heart of this area. Providing education, training, employment and health and wellbeing support to women in the local community.

The Spearhead Trust At Bells Farmhouse

The Spearhead Trust is a charity organisation based in Druids Heath. We focus on working with families and encouraging and engaging them in all aspect of life complexities.

Pat Benson's Boxing Academy - Train 2 Coach Program

The Train 2 Coach program aims to support the training and development of volunteers that have accessed the Mindfit program, hosted and delivered by Pat Benson's Boxing Academy and support their training to become community coaches.

This training program is a 12 week course that uses a blended learning approach to support the development of the Train 2 Coach volunteers. These volunteers will reside in the Birmingham area and deliver boxing, fitness, and wellbeing sessions within the communities of Birmingham. The blended learning approaches will incorporate both a practical session where coaches will be learning fundamental boxing skills and a theoretical session based around the principles of community coaching.

Community Enterprise Growth Cic

Empowering and supporting the needs of individuals across all communities. Providing a better understanding of health, well being, education and employment.

Goal - Driven

Goal - Driven CIC.

Our mission is to educate, inspire, and connect people from all backgrounds, providing them with valuable tools for life and guiding them on the right path to brighter and more positive futures. Working with clients through challenging life circumstances by delivering life coaching, engaging sports activities, educational presentations, and recreational workshops.

Skills @ Play - Early Years Resources For The Fundamentals Of Movement

Skills @ Play is a FUNdamentals of movement program that supports parents and organisations in developing physical literacy in early years children. The FUNdamentals are based around developing Agility, Balance, Coordination and Speed (ABC's) for Pre-school aged children and will give them the skills required to enjoy and participate in physical activity and sport as they grow.

Billesley Ark Volunteers Cic

We share Malachi’s vision for improving life for our community. We do this by helping families get involved in events and activities to encourage young ages to spend more time outside the home.


National Charity working to support community organisations using sport to achieve social impact

Active Communities Share Shack

Share Shack is part of Active Communities Sharing Communities and offers a lending library "Library of Things" and opportunities to connect with others in communities through the sharing of skills. Skill sharing don't have to be complicated, it could be something as simple as being good at growing tomatoes, knowing how to tile or being able to knit.

There are a number of fixed Share Shack sites in the areas of Ladywood, Balsall Heath and Lozells, and several pop-up Share Shacks across the city of Birmingham.

Birmingham City Fc Community Trust

We are a charity who use the power and passion of sport to provide opportunities and experiences for our local people with an aim of inspiring , educating and making a difference.