Funding Focus – 30 Sept

Join September’s CQ Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 30th September 10.30-11.30am to look at the latest grant opportunities for projects and groups aiming to help disabled and vulnerable children, young people and their families. Participants will also get a guided tour of the revised Member Funding Service and be able to renew access…Read moreRead more

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CQ Members’ Meeting: Focus on Inclusive Youth Services

Children’s Quarter Members meet on 12 September at the Factory Youth Centre, Longbridge.  You’re welcome and so are your guests – so please do join us?  We’ll be hearing from member groups; creating space for catch-ups; and, this time, focusing on inclusive youth services. CQ Member groups Seven Up and ATHAC have both been highlighting…Read moreRead more

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Funding Focus – 24 June

Join the next CQ Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 24th June 10.30-11.30am to look at the latest grant opportunities for projects and groups aiming to help disabled and vulnerable children, young people and their families. Participants will also get a guided tour of the revised Member Funding Service and be able to renew…Read moreRead more

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Leadership in the Mirror

    “Not a dull deconstruction or mapping of your management skill gaps and assets, but an illumination of your leadership…” This day course is for everyone who leads on service delivery for children and young people. Cost is £35 for CQ Members and £70 for non-Members and includes lunch. Thursday 9 June 10-3pm Coronation…Read moreRead more

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Funding Focus – May 27th 10.30am

Join the next CQ Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 27th May 10.30-11.30am.  We will be looking in particular at: Holiday Activities and Food funding in Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell other funds for SEND services over the Summer months. The session is led by CQ staff with the latest funding information.  Children’s Quarter members…Read moreRead more

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Children’s Quarter AGM – 19 May 11am

Welcome to our AGM!  Children’s Quarter is a cooperative with: Members that are groups or organisations – they get a vote in decisions Individual supporters – they don’t get a vote but can join in everything else we do a set of Rules – which describe our organisation as a non-profit company based on cooperative…Read moreRead more

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Funding Focus – Friday 29 April 10.30am online

Join the next CQ Funding Focus Zoom call online on Friday 29th April 10.30-11.30am.  We will be looking in particular at: small grants you could use to match funding for play and youth services during school holidays a quick review of current grant opportunities for West Midlands based groups. The session is led by CQ…Read moreRead more

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Fit for All Update and Benefits & Food Advice

CQ Members and groups delivering Bring it on Brum sessions for children during the Easter holidays in Birmingham are welcome to join us for the weekly Zoom update on preparations for delivery.  As well as a catch-up, we’ll be looking at signposting families to benefits advice and sharing tips for including nutrition messages in sessions…Read moreRead more

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There is No One to Help You

B came to Birmingham from another EU country with her son.  It was clear – though she was too polite to say it directly – that she found her experience in this city a real contrast to the help she received elsewhere.  B reflected back to us a nightmarish picture of the system in Birmingham…Read moreRead more

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We Need to Know How Many Unlawful Exclusions There Are…

J  told us about her struggle to get to her son educated in a mainstream school.  She made it clear she believes the school acted without regard to the law; and saw inclusion as an add-on it couldn’t afford.  J, however, stuck to her demands and, eventually, it has been the school that has changed. …Read moreRead more

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