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Birmingham Citizens

Who are we?

We are an independent membership alliance of civil society institutions acting together for the common good of the city.

For a short video clip about us from 2014 please click here.

Founded in 2013, we have trained over 300 leaders on acting in public life through the method of Community Organising. Over 1,500 people have participated in public action building accountable relationships with those in power in our city. Our dues paying member institutions from Birmingham’s faith, education, trade union and community sectors have enhanced their own development and mission from their involvement with Citizens UK.

Together our leaders and communities have won:

  • Access to specialist mental health services for 16 to 17 year olds.
  • Established local shops and community buildings as safe havens near schools.
  • Secured the backing of elected and business leaders persuading city’s employers to pay the Living Wage.
  • Resettlement of Syrian refugees from UN camps.

For regular breaking news posts of our work follow us on Twitter @CitizensUKBham.

Principal Partners


  • Anglesey Primary School
  • St Francis’ Catholic Primary School
  • St Clare’s Catholic Primary School
  • King Edwards Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy
  • Ark Victoria Academy
  • Ark Tindal Primary Academy


  • Birmingham Methodist Circuit
  • Birmingham Progressive Synagogue
  • St Francis Church Handsworth
  • KSIMC Birmingham (Clifton Rd Mosque)
  • Huda Mosque & Community Centre
  • Masjid Al Farouq, Walsall

Trade Union

  • UNISON Birmingham Colleges Branch


  • Aspire & Succeed
  • Eurosom Community Midlands CIC
  • Ashley Community Housing
  • Sisters Care Services CIC
  • BLESST Centre
  • Daero Community Forum
  • Saathi House
  • Communities Engage & Thrive CIC
  • BEEAS (Birmingham Ethnic Education & Advisory Service)
  • Tao Centre

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