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Active Communities Equipment Loans

We are pleased to announce that The Active Wellbeing Society can offer a new free equipment loan service for Birmingham and North Solihull communities. The items will be available to loan for a minimum of 2 weeks, and TAWS are following Covid-19 safety precautions so we can safely continue to offer this service during lockdown. Items available include sports and physical activity equipment, as well as gardening tools- to keep the whole family active! You can request items through the form below, and the Active Wellbeing Society will be in touch within 72 hours to confirm and arrange your loan.

Please note they are piloting this initiative in only the following areas of Birmingham: Birchfield, Holyhead, Handsworth, Aston, Soho & Jewellery Quarter, Newtown, Lozells, North Edgbaston, Ladywood, Balsall Heath West, Bordesley & Highgate, Nechells, Perry Common, Stockland Green, Erdington, Gravelly Hill, Bordesley Green, Heartlands, Small Heath, South Yardley, Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath East, Tyseley & Hay Mills, Ward End, Alum Rock, Yardley West, Stechford, Kingshurst, Fordbridge, Smiths Wood, Glebe Farm & Tile Cross, Shard End, Hobs Moat North, Greenhill, Billesley, Highters Heath, Druids Heath & Monyhull. If you live outside these areas or are unsure, please contact: activeparks@theaws.org

Follow this link to book.. theaws.co.uk/active-communities/equipment-loans

Free School Meals - BCC Voucher Codes for October Half Term

In order to continue to support eligible parents and pupils with access to free school meals (FSM) during the October half term, Birmingham City Council have retrospectively provided a one-off supermarket eVoucher for each eligible pupil in Reception to Year 6. Birmingham City Council have provided these voucher codes which can be redeemed online for a range of supermarkets.

If you are eligible and have received a text message from school with your digital eVoucher cheque, please follow these steps to order your supermarket eVoucher:

Read more: Free School Meals - BCC Voucher Codes for October Half Term

Virtual After School Club

We are pleased to support and promote the news that The Youth Sport Trust have taken the step to deliver a free virtual after school club as part of a national response to the second lockdown. The 30-minute club will take place at 5pm each weekday and be led by a different member of the YST’s athlete mentor network, starting on Thursday 12 November with world no.1 female inline skater and 10-time British Champion Jenna Downing.

Read more: Virtual After School Club

From Birmingham with Love

We’ve all been through a tough time with Covid-19 and lockdown. For many families it doesn’t get easier during the summer holidays, which is why we’re here to help. Here are some of our partners’ most used services and support, which might make life a little bit easier...

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