What links a taxi driver in Birmingham with an investment banker in New York? Or, for that matter, a farmer in Mirpur, Pakistan, with a care assistant in Hackney and a retired bus conductor in Barbados? The answer might be ‘six degrees of separation’. That is, the idea that no more than six personal connections [...]
PLEASE NOTE – This event is now FULLY BOOKED. We will aim to get resources and information online as soon as the event as possible.
Neighbourhood Forums, Community First panels and other groups interested in setting up local websites in Birmingham are invited to take up support from Chamberlain Forum and Community Network 4 Birmingham. Any local group can set up, and get support to manage, a neighbourhood website for free as part of a project to extend local websites to cover 100 city neighbourhoods.
Chamberlain Forum’s 2011-12 programme focuses on Community Resilience and Self-Help.
Community First is the new £80m government-funded programme that will run for four years, until March 2015. Despite some quirks relating to where the new fund will be available, it might actually ‘do what it says on the tin’ and start, in a small way, the practice of putting communities in the driving seat.
With talk of a ‘broken’ society – recent looting and violence on our streets – this Chamberlain Forum Resident University workshop, on 21st September 2011 is for the people and groups who are building society. Building Society is an opportunity for grassroots community and voluntary groups of all sorts to meet and share views of [...]