Chamberlain Forum’s Regeneration Research Initiative brings together the Chamberlain Forum, the University of Birmingham and regeneration agencies in Birmingham and the Black Country to: Unlock research resources that the regeneration sector would not otherwise be able to afford. Raise awareness amongst talented students of regeneration as a topic and possible career path. Help the University [...]
Charles Handy’s explanation of Macnamara’s Fallacy comes to mind in looking at the way the government’s Community First fund, details of which have been published this week, has been allocated between neighbourhoods in England…
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.
Chamberlain Forum is a community forum that grew into a think-and-do tank. We help public services and communities work together for better places to live. The Forum is served by Chamberlain Forum Limited which is a non-profit company which: Provides practical support to community and voluntary groups – for example we help groups develop strategic [...]
What do you call a group of residents who manage a vital local public service with a turnover of hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of pounds? One answer might be a TMO. TMO stands for Tenant Management Organisation. There are more than 200 TMOs in England managing more than 84,000 homes – about 3% [...]
Think Local Construction has been linking local people to employment in the construction industry in Sandwell, the Black Country and parts of Birmingham since 1997. The aim is to help Sandwell and surrounding areas to become economically prosperous by: encouraging inward investment supporting business development enabling individuals to achieve their full potential. Think Local Construction [...]