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Birmingham Citizens

Who are we?

We are Birmingham Citizens. Hundreds of people have united to form our alliance, from Birmingham's faith, education, trade union and community sectors.

Together, we organise to overcome injustice and win change on the things that you and your local communities care about most.

Our current priorities:

Ensuring everyone has the chance to secure a good job.

Access to affordable housing, including increasing the availably of socially rented homes.

Community Safety - including tackling hate-crime and harassment.

Making Birmingham a Living Wage City.

Mental Health Counselling in Schools and Colleges.

Since our founding in 2013, we have organised to:

Provide community organising training for over 500 local leaders

Ensure access to specialist mental health services for 16 to 17 year olds.

Establish local shops and community buildings as safe havens near schools.

Support the resettlement of 550 Syrian refugees from UN camps.

Launched the Living Wage in the West Midlands, which now ensures over 500 accredited organisations pay a good wage to their employees.

Ensured the 2022 Commonwealth Games was the first to ensure all contractors payed the Living Wage.

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
  • Huda Mosque & Community Centre
  • KSIMC Birmingham (Clifton Rd Mosque)
  • Masjid Al Farouq, Walsall
  • Nishkam Civic Association
  • St Francis Parish, Handsworth (incl. Sisters of Mercy)
  • St George's Church, Edgbaston


  • UNISON Birmingham Colleges Branch
  • Aston University Students' Union


  • Ashley Community Housing
  • Aspire & Succeed
  • BLESST Centre
  • Communities Engage & Thrive CIC
  • DaEro Community Forum
  • Dream Chasers CIC
  • Saathi House
  • Sisters Care Services CIC
  • Tao Centre CIC
  • B32 Community CIC


We know everyday people have the ability to shape the world around them and we're always looking for new members to join us!

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Citizens UK member.

Get in touch with our local Community Organisers, Saidul Haque Saeed ( and Tom Snape (, and fill out our form below to hear updates from our Chapter.

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