The Moseley Alternative Giving Campaign was set up in response to residents’ concerns regarding homelessness, begging, and anti-social behaviour, often alcohol-related, in and around Moseley.
The campaign provides a way to help people in genuine need, while also helping end incidents of intimidation or deception. We encourage residents to donate via collecting tins rather than giving directly to people asking for money on the street. The money collected is then distributed in the form of a grant, via a panel and a referral by a professional worker, to address, where possible, the immediate and, hopefully, the longer term needs of people who may find themselves on the streets, due to issues such as homelessness, alcohol or drug addiction, family problems, or mental illness.
MAGC are looking to increase the numbers of volunteers currently working with them and we are particularly looking for volunteers with any of the following experience or skills:
- Writing &distributing press releases (computer skills and access to a computer required)
- Delivering leaflets to shops and residential areas
- Helping with our community market stall (last Saturday of the month)
- Interviewing the public for research
- Collecting and counting donations
- Participating in the project steering group meetings
- Experience of homelessness or of working for a support organisation.
- Event organisation
- Fund raising
Travel and some lunch expenses will be available.
For further information, visit the Moseley and Kings Heath Community Partnership website.