Black Country Together
Black Country Together CIC was founded in 2013 by the four Councils for Voluntary Service in the Black Country with the aim of increasing levels of funding coming into our sub-region and fostering greater co-operation and collaboration between voluntary organisations and local statutory agencies both within and across borough boundaries.
Black Country Together CIC were instrumental in securing over £10 million from the Big Lottery Fund to deliver Black Country Talent Match that supports young people aged 18-24, who face significant barriers to entering the world of work, to move nearer and into employment.
Our role included undertaking the development work and creating the partnership of strategic and delivery agencies.
Creative Black Country
Creative Black Country is a three year campaign which aims to make the most of creative talent in the Black Country. We will work with local people to discover, explore and grow an exciting and meaningful programme of arts activity in the Black Country.
Creative Black Country is part of the national Arts Council England Creative People & Places scheme, which encourages more people to experience the arts.
Building Better Opportunities: Family Matters
Family Matters is a three-year project to help people across the Black Country build the skills and confidence to get into work.
Family Matters is funded by the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund and will be delivered through 19 community organisations across the Black Country.
Some of our achievements
Instrumental in securing over £10 million from the Big Lottery Fund to deliver Black Country Talent Match.
Awarded £2 million by Arts Council England to develop, manage and deliver Creative Black Country.
Secured new EU and Lottery funding to deliver the Black Country LEPs growth strategy.