By engaging people who live and work in Birmingham who are passionate about their city, and by using digital methods and social media dedicated to driving social value, we’re featuring this great City passion by passion.
We’re giving people in community their own digital workspace to connect, collaborate and showcase their passions.
People with Passion make a difference.
Behind every passion is a growing community of people active in their desire to share the things they love about their city.
In total, over 20 passions and over 1,000 gems are currently being mapped and tracked by our people with passion so they can be showcased and shared for people to enjoy.
Here’s a ‘taster’ of what’s to come.
Our engagement of community is far reaching.
On the one hand, we grow our reach by appealing to people who share a common interest, or as we call it, a passion.
On the other hand, we drive engagement at a local and neighbourhood level through partnerships of shared interest.
Our community reach is now over 20,000 and growing.
Partnerships are fundamental to the work of Birmingham We Are and to the growth and success of initiatives such as Birmingham Gems. Connect with us
First and foremost we needed to create a partnership with the people of Birmingham. This we have started and our relationship with the City’s community continues to grow by involving them more and more in our shared values.
Throughout 2020, we will continue to grow the number of active community contributors to over 1,000. By 2022 and ahead of the Commonwealth Games we will take this to 5,000.
Our relationship with corporates and the business community is essential to the achievement of our ambitious but achievable targets.
We’d like to thank the many organisations that have supported our work and our initiatives during the short time that Birmingham We Are has been operating.
We continue to form some great working relationships with charities and organisations in third sector support roles.
These collaborations are essential to the success of so many initiatives.
The public sector at many levels has a key role to play in our work and our future, giving direction and providing the all important introductions to ensure that our initiatives and campaigns are brought to the attention of those who can deliver even greater added value.
Great Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; DLA Piper; Colin Meager & Co; Canal & River Trust; Aston University Centre for Growth; Staying Cool; NA Consulting; Click Lettings and Sales; Birmingham Awards; Purely Plantain Chips; Bottega Prosecco Bar & Restaurant; RationalFX; Heylus Recruitment; People Matters Network Ltd.
Birmingham Gems is an initiative of Birmingham We Are, a community-led partnership devoted to supporting and driving forward social value and economic impact in and across Birmingham.
This work is made possible through the provision of a large and growing digital reach and the provision of digital technology that facilitates productive collaborations between people and organisations that want to make a difference.
Together with its partners and with the engagement tools it has developed, Birmingham We Are is on a mission to grow a community that collectively contributes to the delivery of £10m of social value across the City and across Birmingham’s neighbourhoods.
To do this, we will continue to work with those with social value at their heart who can take a lead in ensuring the delivery and growth of shared community values across Birmingham and across its neighbourhoods.