Impact Hub Birmingham and F A M A L A M have been successful in securing a small pot of development money from Big Lottery Fund to work to understand what’s needed to make Birmingham & the Black Country a home for system wide innovation around childcare, children and families.
There are four main phases and we welcome partners who would like to join us for any part of the journey.
Mini-Activists is a 5-part series of afternoon workshops at Impact Hub Birmingham during the month of August with a focus on activism, community and creativity for children and families.
When and why did you decide to run co-working pop-ups with childcare?
Whilst on maternity leave with my first - Theo I read a report by Nesta called - Mothers of Innovation....
FREE alternative family events, workshops and mini projects that explore ART FOR SOCIAL GOOD with children, young people and families in Bearwood and Smethwick.
Impact Hub Birmingham are seeking Playworker Wizards to join our skills trade programme – do you have experience of working with children and would you like to join the magical team making the Impact Hub Birmingham community awesome?
"There is no single effort more radical in its potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children."
I am really chuffed to announce that FAMALAM has received Open Access funding from Creative Black Country for a series of family events in Bearwood & Smethwick in 2017 that explores Art for Social Good.
“We live in a network of peers who are not typical 9-5ers, a nomadic tribe of people who view the world in a different way and want to make it better, we see having children and our working lives, not as separate things but as one and the same. – Alice, Impact Hub Member
At this stage Kidoop is just a prototype, but we hope that a resource like Kidoop might help to make Parent Childcare Cooperatives a feasible alternative here in the UK, one that is more flexible, affordable and rooted in community, allowing children, parents and communities to thrive.
As part of Flatpack: Assemble families are invited to join us for a DIY drive in cinema experience at Impact Hub Birmingham on Wednesday 26th October (half-term week) from 10.30am-12.30.
We'll be building our own cars using scrap and craft from the Birmingham Scrapstore and then settling in to watch an entertaining array of animations from Flatpack's Colourbox Touring Shorts programme.
Flatpack: Assemble's aim is to help build a more thriving, connected film community in the region and this workshop & screening will support parents in setting up their own family DIY cinema events in libraries and community hubs where they live.