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Kitts Green Shop Now Open!

Posted on 9th February 2016 by · No comments

Our brand new Kitts Green charity shop is now open!

Are you in the Kitts Green area and fancy a bit of shopping then why not pop into our brand new Birmingham Settlement charity shop?!

Above the shop is also our new community hub from which we will be running our Big Lottery funded community development project over the next 4 years, more details to follow.

If you have any quality unwanted goods or clothes then please pop them into the shop and help us raise funds to support individuals and families across Birmingham.

We’re also looking for volunteers and a Deputy Manager to help run the shop – check out our website for more details:

Shop Address: 316 Kitts Green Road, Birmingham, B33 9SB

Join Team Settlement in 2016!

Posted on 14th January 2016 by · No comments

It’s the New Year, so why not set yourself a new challenge?! Starting with the Great Birmingham 10k on the 1st May there are a number of sponsored runs you could take part in this year. So whether you want to try your first ever 5k, push yourself further with a 10k or try the second city’s Half Marathon, there’s sure to be something for you this year. If you fancy joining Team Settlement and helping to raise money to support the people of Birmingham just give us a call on 0121 250 0716 or drop us an email at for more details.

Run for Team Settlement 2016

Reaching Communities Funding Success

Posted on 4th January 2016 by · No comments

Just a few weeks ago we received the fantastic news that our Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities application was successful. We have been awarded 4 years’ funding to expand our work in Shard End with the aim of developing Birmingham Settlement – Shard End. Now the New Year has begun this project will be underway with a range of exciting developments and opportunities for Shard End residents including the launch of a new Champions 4 Skills programme, helping local people take an active role in developing their community.

Look out for more details on our website in the coming weeks or give our friendly Shard End Community Organisers Una and Jamaine a call for more information. Una Townsend: 07764 977 634 / and Jamaine Brown: 07764 977 635 / .

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Congratulations Rob!!!!

Posted on 18th October 2015 by · No comments

From everyone here at Birmingham Settlement we would like to say a massive congratulations and thank you to our very own Rob who successfully completed the Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon on behalf of Birmingham Settlement yesterday!

From a novice runner just a few short weeks ago, Rob not only made it around the grueling 13 mile course, but did it in just 1 hour 53 minutes!!

Rob with his Half Marathon medal

Congratulations Rob!!! Hopefully we’ll see you again for the next challenge…the Marathon perhaps?!

Congratulations to our City of Birmingham Run racers!

Posted on 7th September 2015 by · No comments

On Sunday 6th September Sukhdeep, Achint and Sabiha all took on their first ever running challenge to raise valuable funds for Birmingham Settlement. With the sun shining across Sutton Park they embarked on their 5k challenge in the City of Birmingham Run. Despite pre race nerves all three crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces. We would like to say a massive thank you and well done to Sukhdeep, Achint and Sabiha for taking part and maybe we will see them all again soon for their next challenge!

Zurich Community Trust brings new life to Birmingham Settlement’s training rooms!

Posted on 31st July 2015 by · No comments


20150730_142637As part of the Zurich Community Trust’s annual staff Challenge, in July we welcomed a team of volunteers from Zurich offices as far afield as Norwich to give a much needed new lease of life to our two community training rooms. The rooms now look fresh and clean and will offer a lovely environment to the local community who use them for activities including Tai Chi, Yoga and art classes and to local organisations who book them for their own activities or training courses. We would like to say a massive thank you to Rachel, Ben, Sam and John for their hard work and taking the time out of their day jobs to support Birmingham Settlement.

Take up a challenge in the City of Birmingham Runs!

Posted on 13th July 2015 by · No comments

Team Settlement - back

On Sunday 6th September Sutton Park will play host to the City of Birmingham Runs. Participants will run through this beautiful location as they take on either the 5km fun run or the 10k and Birmingham Settlement is putting together a team to take part.

Whether you’ve run a marathon, set your heart on running your first 10k or are new to running and want to try a 5k, this is sure
to be a great day! So why not set yourself a challenge and join us?

Minimum age: 5k — No minimum age but under 12s must be accompanied by an adult / 10K — 14.

Minimum spponsorship: 5K — £28 / 10K — £34.

If you want to take part, pop in and see Sunita or call/email on: 0121 250 0716 /

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Birmingham to Oxford Bike Ride 2015!

Posted on 6th July 2015 by · No comments

On Sunday 5th July 8 riders braved the summer sun and hit the roads to raise money for Birmingham Settlement. Cycling 77 miles in the scorching summer heat the riders wound their way through the country rounds all the way from Birmingham, through the Cotswolds, eventually reaching the finish line in Oxford. Despite the heat and a few aches and pains everyone finished the ride and had a great day in the process. We would like to say a massive thank you to this year’s riders and look forward to doing it all again next year!Finished!

London Marathon success and upcoming runs.

Posted on 24th June 2015 by · No comments

Martin with medal

Earlier this year our very own Chief Executive, Martin Holcombe, took on a challenge like no other… the London Marathon. Despite aches, pains and even injuries from training Martin successfully completed the gruelling 26.2 mile course, crossing the finish line in an amazing 5 hours and 2 minutes. As well as achieving a huge personal feat, Martin raised over £1,000 for Birmingham Settlement to support our work working with disadvantaged, vulnerable people in Birmingham. Just one week later Martin donned his running trainers once again taking part in the first ever Great Birmingham 10k alongside our new fundraiser, Sunita Ottridge.

Doing a sponsored run is a great way to keep fit whilst raising money for a great cause and with so many runs taking place in and around Birmingham, there is sure to be something for everyone. We are putting together teams to run in the City of Birmingham Run (5k and 10k on Sunday 6th September) and the Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon (Sunday 18th October), so if you fancy a challenge why not join us?! For more information please contact Sunita Ottridge on 0121 250 0716 or

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has supported our runners so far this year, without your support we would not be able to raise awareness of Birmingham Settlement or raise the much needed funds required to support our work.


Sponsor Martin’s London Marathon 2015!

Posted on 25th February 2015 by · No comments

Rebecca and Martin - ready for the off!

This year our very own Chief Executive, Martin, is bravely taking to the streets of London for this year’s London Marathon on 26th April.

If you don’t fancy taking part in a sponsored challenge yourself, why not sponsor Martin and help him cross the finish line of the ultimate challenge, the London Marathon?

If you want to sponsor Martin, please fill out the sponsor form on reception or sponsor him online with the following link: