Back to work


The Change Consortium (TCC) has many years’ experience running Back-To-Work programs funded by Big Lottery, ESF and EU funding. ​With SROI of 1:28, our programs have helped hundreds of unemployed people back into work in one of the most deprived areas of England


The programme’s aim are to “To provide local residents with a programme of employment support, training and personal employment coaching; bringing them closer to the employment market or starting their own businesses; increasing their chances in life, their own prosperity and local community wellbeing”




The People’s Orchestra is an independent charity which delivers music related projects to support the community in one of the most deprived areas of England. Set up in 2012 by The Change Consortium In just 5 years The People’s Orchestra has grown to become one of the UK’s leading amateur community orchestras existing to inspire people to perform music.


To date over 200 musicians have gained skills, confidence and by attending weekly rehearsals and up to 20 events yearly at a variety of venues across the Midlands

We commission up to 6 new pieces of music a year to help young and aspiring composers to get their music heard by live audiences. We also commission new music from composers working in the film score industry today. One of our pieces is in the DreamWorks library awaiting a film.




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Sandwell Memories is a project to document the history of iconic Sandwell buildings

As experts in business, we offer City Business Links membership a wide range of vital business support services, local business networking and global business savings. Our mission is to help all businesses achieve their ambitions, grow their businesses and support local community projects in Music and Arts

Sandwell Memories is a project to document the history of iconic Sandwell buildings

Sandwell SOUP is a crowdfunding lunch where 3 community projects are given a chance to share their ideas with diners. The diners then vote for their favourite project

The Warrior Nation is dedicated to preventing male suicide, offering them an opportunity to rediscover life

The Warrior Nation incorporates fundraising activities with collaborative partnerships, empowering a nationwide movement working towards preventing male suicide

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