Created in 2010 as a simple blog from the Hollymoor estate in Northfield, B31 Voices has grown and grown over the last 5 years, now engaging communities in a large chunk of South West Birmingham. We now have over 22,000 followers on Facebook, 7500 on Twitter and at least 40,000 people visit our main website every month!
100% volunteer run and self funded over the last 5 years, we now need your help to sustain B31 Voices and to move forward, making it Bigger & Better!
At the moment, too much of our time is taken up with dealing with our dysfunctional, self maintained website and trying to keep up with social media and write blog posts on antiquated equipment. We want to free up our time to be able to do more with B31 Voices: working with local schools and community organisations, building better links with community partners such as police, fire & council so that the local community is better informed and better heard.
The B31 Voices website is struggling to cope with the traffic it receives and the demands we place on it. Designed and maintained by us (novices!) it really needs a professional overhaul to make it futureproof. And all the (almost 24/7!) work we do maintaining our web and social media sites is currently done on a pair of iPhones and a borrowed laptop!
It’s not in our nature to ask, but for the first time in 5 years we are asking individuals and businesses in the local community, who benefit from B31 Voices, for support.
You can help by sharing this post and / or donating to our Crowdfunder appeal. If you’re a local business, there are advertising rewards in it for you too!