Communities Connected

Our Communities Connected programme of events offers our customers, colleagues, and community partners a wide range of opportunities to work together on neighbourhood projects to make a difference and celebrate our communities, themed around our nine community priorities. 

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2024 Communities Connected Launch!

What's happening?

Our 2024 Communities Connected programme of events is launching in June, with a special focus fortnight, which will run from 10 – 21 June 2024.

There are some really great local volunteering opportunities and events that you can sign up for.   You can also let us know if there is a project or event you would like us to consider in your local area.  

What's on offer?

40 events are already available for you to get involved in across our areas, with more being added on a daily basis, during this first focus fortnight.  

There really is something for everyone, including:

  • Spray can workshop in Leicester
  • After-school games in Birmingham
  • Wellbeing event in Cradley Leys
  • Litter picks and estate tidy-ups across all 3 localities.
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Sign up to get involved!

Simply click on the Platform Connected Volunteering Hub link below to register and create your account.

Once you are signed up you can view all the great Communities Connected events on offer and get yourself booked in to take part!

Should you experience any problems registering for an account or need support please email our team on

Platform Connected Volunteering Hub

Our Community Priorities

  • Platform Community Conversations

    • Information about Platform and other local services
    • Listening to local communities
  • Neighbourhood Pride

    • Community litter picks and estate tidy-ups
    • Team days transforming community venues
  • Digital 4 Everyone

    • Local support with access and skills throughout the year
  • Skills 4 Life

    • Access to employability support and other skills sessions
    • Promotion of Apprenticeships
  • Communities Together

    • Free local events and initiatives
    • Connecting different communities
  • Safer Communities

    • Events and initiatives with partners to tackle fly-tipping, hate crime awareness, promote property-marking & more
  • Sustainable Communities

    • Promotion of reduce, re-use and recycle initiatives; wildlife-friendly initiatives; active travel; planting
  • Healthy Communities

    • Seated exercise, walking sports, opportunities to sample activities for all ages; healthy eating; healthy choices; access to healthcare
  • Dementia-Friendly Communities

    • Promoting partnership with Charity of the Year, Dementia UK
    • Work with local networks to increase awareness

Do you have a great idea for a project or event in your neighbourhood?

We would love to hear any ideas you may have to make a difference to your neighbourhood, so please email sharing details about your great idea, the community/area you live in, along with your preferred method of contact and we will be in touch!

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Our 2022-23 Communities Connected programme


Events and Activities held


Local Authority areas


Volunteers took part


Community partners got involved