Featuring

People & community
Displaying until 20 Apr 2018 - FreeTimePays

Can't Wait! Commonwealth Games hand over by Gold Coast to Birmingham

Barry Whitehead was on hand to witness rehearsals ahead of the Commonwealth Games hand-over by Gold Coast, Australia. The hand-over to Birmingham takes place on the 15th April with a performance by 400 young people broadcast live.

 

Take the article to view a selection of photos taken by Barry.

 

Watch out for new content, posts and our Passion Point launch that will recognise and reward people for getting involved and helping to promote this great City of ours.

 

Can't Wait! Commonwealth Games hand over by Gold Coast to Birmingham


Barry Whitehead was on hand to witness rehearsals ahead of the Commonwealth Games hand-over by Gold Coast, Australia. The hand-over to Birmingham takes place on the 15th April with a performance by 400 young people broadcast live.

 

Take the article to view a selection of photos taken by Barry.

 

Watch out for new content, posts and our Passion Point launch that will recognise and reward people for getting involved and helping to promote this great City of ours.

 


 

 

 

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Inspiration

People & community
15 Apr 2018 - FreeTimePays

Let's get behind this great City of Birmingham!

We're providing the digital space so together we can show the world what this great city of ours has to offer. If you take photos, create art, or run a business here in the City; whether you're a musician, a poet, play sport or run community activities, get in touch with us - we're stronger together!  

 

Connect with us

60 passion points

Introducing

People & community
22 Mar 2018 - FreeTimePays

Free time really does pay - See what it means for you!

FreeTimePays is a unique digital channel devoted to supporting positive social impact & economic growth through the effective engagement of people, community and business.

 

Here we explain how this unique channel can help you, your community, your business achieve it's goals through shared passions that support and promote greater collaboration. We will show you how you can get involved, grow your own 'Community of Passion', make a real difference for yourself and others and actively support 'People with Passion'. 

 

Connect with us

 

Take the article to see what it means for you, your organisation and your community.

 

Free time really does pay - See what it means for you!


FreeTimePays is a unique digital channel devoted to supporting positive social impact & economic growth through the effective engagement of people, community and business.

 

Here we explain how this unique channel can help you, your community, your business achieve it's goals through shared passions that support and promote greater collaboration. We will show you how you can get involved, grow your own 'Community of Passion', make a real difference for yourself and others and actively support 'People with Passion'. 

 

Connect with us

 

Take the article to see what it means for you, your organisation and your community.

 


Let's first tell you a little about FreeTimePays, its digital reach and our plans for Birmingham and the West Midlands.

 

So, what is FreeTimePays?

 

 

 

 

 

For more about this amazing and quite unique digital product and social media channel, connect to FreeTimePays.com

 

And what about our plans across the West Midlands?

 

 

 

So what do we mean by 'Communities of Passion' and 'People with Passion' and how does FreeTimePays help them. 

 

 

 

And what passions are supported by FreeTimePays and how?

 

 

 

And what makes people come back for more?

 

 

 

Connect with us for further details or to arrange a tour of this quite unique digital platform including a practical demonstration of all three components of FreeTimePays - its Community Passport; its Community Workspace and its Community Matchmaker,  

 

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Gallery

People & community
12 Mar 2018 - FreeTimePays

St. Patrick's Parade in Birmingham - Great day had by all!

What a day that was! View the article for a selection of wonderful  photography taken at the St. Patrick's Parade in Birmingham. Our project runs for the week till St. Patrick's Day itself - take the project link for more. 

 

St. Patrick's Parade in Birmingham - Great day had by all!


What a day that was! View the article for a selection of wonderful  photography taken at the St. Patrick's Parade in Birmingham. Our project runs for the week till St. Patrick's Day itself - take the project link for more. 

 


This selection of wonderful photography taken in Birmingham at the excellent St. Patrick's Parade has been supplied by three of Birmingham We Are's 'People with Passion - Barry Whitehead, Tammie Naughton and Elliott Brown,

 

Photo by Tammie Naughton

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Photo by Tammie Naughton

 

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Photo by Elliott Brown

 

Photo by Tammie Naughton

 

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

Photo by Elliott Brown 

 

Photo by Barry Whitehead

 

For information on projects featured by Birmingham We Are or to use our platform to engage and connect with your community Connect with us

 

 

 

 

 

70 passion points

Introducing

People & community
10 Mar 2018 - FreeTimePays

Countdown! - Birmingham goes green from Sunday with St Patrick's Parade kickstarting a week of festivities

With St Patrick's Day a week away, festivities start in Birmingham on the 11th March 2018 with the great St Patrick's Parade.  Enjoy a week or so of great festivities with us as we build and share a fantastic gallery of photos and resource collected by our Community of Passion. Iconic Birmingham landmark Selfridges will be lit up in celebration for the period of the celebrations. 

60 passion points

Introducing

People & community
07 Mar 2018 - FreeTimePays

Let us show you how we can help promote your business!

BirminghamWeAre provides many opportunities for organisations and companies to advertise, promote and demonstrate their involvement in the positive and impact-focused initiatives and campaigns run by BirminghamWeAre.

 

BirminghamWeAre also provides digital space for organisations (whether on their own or in partnership) to set up, grow, promote and run their own initiatives and campaigns.

 

Heard enough, connect with our support team to discuss availability and costs.

 

Connect with us

 

Interested to know more, take the article below. 

 

Let us show you how we can help promote your business!


BirminghamWeAre provides many opportunities for organisations and companies to advertise, promote and demonstrate their involvement in the positive and impact-focused initiatives and campaigns run by BirminghamWeAre.

 

BirminghamWeAre also provides digital space for organisations (whether on their own or in partnership) to set up, grow, promote and run their own initiatives and campaigns.

 

Heard enough, connect with our support team to discuss availability and costs.

 

Connect with us

 

Interested to know more, take the article below. 

 


 

Before, we tell you more about the ways in which you can promote your business and your passion for Birmingham to people who live here and visit the City, let us first tell you a little about BirminghamWeAre and our reach,

 

 

BirminghamWeAre is a growing Community of Passion and digital space that is hosted by FreeTimePays, a unique digital channel and growing social media environment that is totally dedicated to the delivery of positive social impact.

 

For more about BirminghamWeAre and the FreeTimePays digital platform which powers many Communities of Passion, please take this link.

 

 

The large and growing digital reach of BirminghamWeAre using multiple social media channels including FreeTimePays means that we will connect you to ‘real’ people who have a shared passion for all things Birmingham.  (Note: There are no paid for ‘phantom followers’ at Birmingham We Are!).   

 

 

So here's a selection of ways we can promote you and your business!

 

First, let's together reward people who follow Birmingham passions with special offers, deals and discounts.   

 

 

Next, support those campaigns and inspirational projects that matter to you and your business.  Discuss these with us, we will definitely have something that fits with your marketing and corporate aims and interests. 

 

 

Why not set up and run a campaign or inspirational project yourselves.  We can support this with access to a host of digital engagement tools.

 

 

Why not sponsor a Birmingham passion and connect with passionate people?  Let's show you the reach that this would deliver with logos, adverts and messages being delivered on a regular basis to re-enforce your support for your selected passion.

 

 

Go further, and brand & grow your own 'Community of Passion'.  

 

 

Issue your community with unique Community Passports and run incentives and offers as rewards for people who collect Passion Points.

 

 

This is just some of the ways we can help get you connected with people who are passionate about their City and their Community.

 

Connect with us

 

 

 

 

 

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News & Updates

People & community
16 Feb 2018 - FreeTimePays

It's party time! Birmingham celebrates Chinese New Year

Preparations well underway for a weekend of celebration in Birmingham with the main event, the parade on Sunday between 11.30am and 4.30pm in Chinatown, Southside. With the help of Birmingham's 'People with Passion', we will be sharing the wonderful action and scenes from this year's event with followers of Birmingham We Are.   

 

Links to further information, together with details and times of events can be found by taking the project below. 

 

50 passion points

Inspiration

People & community
14 Feb 2018 - FreeTimePays

Abdullah - an inspiration & one of our 'People with Passion' announces he's stepping down as Balsall Heath Forum CEO

“Abdullah Rehman MBE = legend!”

 

This from Chief Supt Bas Javid is one of the many fitting tributes paid to Abdullah Rehman, as Abdullah  announces that he is stepping down as Chief Executive at Balsall Heath Forum.

 

Take our article to read more of the tributes paid to Abdullah. 

 

Take our Project link for more posts on Abdullah, one of Birmingham’s inspirational ‘People with Passion’.

 

Abdullah - an inspiration & one of our 'People with Passion' announces he's stepping down as Balsall Heath Forum CEO


“Abdullah Rehman MBE = legend!”

 

This from Chief Supt Bas Javid is one of the many fitting tributes paid to Abdullah Rehman, as Abdullah  announces that he is stepping down as Chief Executive at Balsall Heath Forum.

 

Take our article to read more of the tributes paid to Abdullah. 

 

Take our Project link for more posts on Abdullah, one of Birmingham’s inspirational ‘People with Passion’.

 


Abdullah’s announcement .......

 

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me at the Balsall Heath Forum over the past 16 yrs.  It is now the right time for me to stand down as CEO and allow the forum to enter a new chapter. It has been a journey I will never forget.” - Abdullah Rehman

Abdullah Rehman - profile

 

“Best of luck Abdullah - been a pleasure working with the Forum under your leadership. Look forward to working with you in whatever capacity in the future.” – Waqar Ahmed

 

“Won't be the same without you...Balsall Heath owes you a lot. You certainly helped to make my work easier. Best wishes for the future and I hope pur paths will cross again #legend” – Amelia Murray, Street Intervention Team Manager

 

 

“Good luck Abdullah. You should be rightly proud of all you have done for Balsall Heath.” – Moseley Forum.

 

 

“Thanks for all you’ve done. Wishing you all the best for what’s next and look forward to keeping in touch.” -  Andrew Smith, Director of Interfaith Relations

 

 

“Abdullah Rehman MBE = legend!” – Chief Supt Bas Javid

 

“Very saddened to hear this. Brother you’re a legend Balsall Heath forum will never be @BalsallHeathF without you. Deep down I know you can ever walk away. It lives deep inside you. You’re an inspiration to many. I salute you my brother living legend in our community.” – Javed Iqbal, Local Community & Charity worker

 

 

“Best wishes for the future, Abdullah.” – Future Leaders

 

 

“Wishing you every success for the future and all you pursue. Been a pleasure to work with you and look forward to seeing that continue in some guise. God bless.” – Amrick Singh, Centre Director, Nishkam Centre

 

“You have been an inspiration and a force for good within the community. Thank you for all that you have done, your support, challenge and selfies. Good luck with the next chapter.” – Chris Johnson, West Midlands Police

 

 

“Good luck you should be proud of your achievement to date.” – Sheraz Yaqub, Programmes & Project Lead, Birmingham City Council

 

 

“Sad to read this, you will leave a big void, you have done incredible work in transforming Balsall Heath and your legacy will live on.” – Springfield Neighbourhood Police Team

 

 

“You will be missed! Best of luck in whatever is coming next.” – Conservative Councillor, Edgbaston Ward

 

“Best wishes Abdullah” - Mick Gillick, Corporate Learning & Development

 

“You are a very inspiring person.” – Daniel Brown

 

 

For more details on our 'People with Passion' initiative in Birmingham go to 'People with Passion' or email jonathan.bostock@freetimepays.com. 

70 passion points

Activity for you

People & community
13 Feb 2018 - FreeTimePays

Chinese New Year (2018) - Birmingham knows how to put on a party!

ChinaTown, Southside, Birmingham.


18 Feb 2018
11.30am - 4.30pm

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40 passion points

Introducing

People & community
12 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Hockley - a community in Birmingham with some great hidden Gems

Birmingham holds so many great secrets for those who look.  Take the article and see some of the amazing buildings and architecture in Hockley. Great gallery of photography by Kevin Hussey. 

Hockley - a community in Birmingham with some great hidden Gems


Birmingham holds so many great secrets for those who look.  Take the article and see some of the amazing buildings and architecture in Hockley. Great gallery of photography by Kevin Hussey. 


 

 

 

50 passion points

Introducing

People & community
10 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Public Service Boards and FreeTimePays - delivering positive social impact across Wales

Public Service Boards have a major role to play in the engagement of communities, the collaboration of service providers and the provision of services that meet community need. FreeTimePays as a digital engagement channel and as a space for collaborative working has teamed up with PSBs across Wales to ensure local communities have access to the most advanced tools for delivering positive social impact.

Public Service Boards and FreeTimePays - delivering positive social impact across Wales


Public Service Boards have a major role to play in the engagement of communities, the collaboration of service providers and the provision of services that meet community need. FreeTimePays as a digital engagement channel and as a space for collaborative working has teamed up with PSBs across Wales to ensure local communities have access to the most advanced tools for delivering positive social impact.


 

FreeTimePays has produced a unique channel for the engagement of people across Wales, the collaboration of service providers and the delivery of positive social impact. Public Service Boards are ideal partners and we have teamed up with PSBs across Wales to provide the tools required. 

 

 

FreeTimePays is an on-the-go engagement solution that can be accessed on all devices from mobiles to laptops.

 

FreeTimePays.wales (.cymru) is a digital space devoted to creating positive social impact across Wales by engaging people (and organisations) in shared Welsh passions. All of this supports community cohesion and promotes a greater sense of social responsibility.

 

 

Let us show what we have created and how, as a PSB, you can take forward and deliver successful engagement across your community.

 

 

We have engaged with a large and active community and we have a successful and growing campaign underway using social media delivered nationally via ItsyourWales.  

Tap into the engaged community we are growing and let's grow one for you and your PSB.  

 

 

We are all about making a difference and helping people who share passions and make a difference for themselves, for their family and within their community.

 

 

For people who get involved, share passions and help make a difference, the option exists to run a form of gamification that rewards people and recognises the time they are prepared to put in. 

 

 

ItsYourWales is a national engagement channel that has been running since 2016. Those people engaging with ItsyourWales and the community which has been built and is growing is accessible to Public Service Boards.  

 

 

Over 20 passions are promoted at ItsYourWales and ItsYourWales can be scaled to engage with people at a regional or local community level.

 

 

 

In October  2015, at the time we commenced the design and build phase of FreeTimePays, a twitter account was set up in order to build a community of passion across Wales.

 

@itsyourWales has quickly become the most popular account of its type on twitter, achieving almost 1M impressions every month, with a following that’s increasing at 1K every month.

 

 

ItsYourWales and a growing number of engagement sites across Wales are already being powered by FreeTimePays digital technology.

 

 

FreeTimePays is a unique social media channel and collaborative environment and is the result of 18 months design & build.

 

FreeTimePays satisfies the demand of social media users for a space that provides a variety of functions that, up until now, has only been possible by combining different social media channels.

 

 

Community Passport gives people their own personalised space where they can demonstrate their passion, engage in activities and collect points for sharing passions.

 

 

Community Workspace is a secure access rights environment where people can work on their  projects (alone or with others) and make a positive impact within their community.

 

 

Community Matchmaker exists so that champions of great ideas can take their idea and their passion to the next level. They can share and collaborate with other people on their great ideas.

 

They can consider and access alternative funding channels. The idea can even be packaged and a pitch prepared giving project access to investors, philanthropists, the lottery and/or crowd-funders.

 

 

People, communities and stakeholders can choose to interact with the FreeTimePays platform and make use of the digital space in many different ways.

 

 

 

Gamification is a key feature of the FreeTimePays digital space and is flexible and adaptable. Should a PSB decide to run with some form of gamification and reward and recognise people for helping to make a difference, then this can be designed and introduced to suit the PSB and community.

 

 

 

 

This is only the start of our journey. The digital journey we have mapped out embraces all that’s new and engaging. Come on the journey with us, help us grow communities of influence, create real and positive impact and generate the return and reward from being one of our partners in Wales.

 

 

100 passion points

Introducing

People & community
09 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

We're investing in the people and the passions of Birmingham

20 passion points

Activity for you

People & community
08 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Become a BirminghamWeAre Associate or Partner

Half hour meetings including full tour of Community Workspace. Choose your time and email Jonathan.
09 Jan 2018 to 11 Jan 2018
4pm - 7pm every day
The Distillery, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE

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50 passion points

Introducing

People & community
31 Dec 2017 - FreeTimePays

Engaging people in a booming Eastside - a Birmingham 100+ project with passion

Have you seen what's going on down at Eastside in Birmingham?  There's a growing band of passionate people keen to engage, share and be involved in all that's going on. Be part of it at BirminghamWeAre. Take the web link to view the project, photos and links.

50 passion points

Introducing

People & community
23 Oct 2017 - FreeTimePays

Dynamic Youth Awards in Balsall Heath to take place 13th December 2017

What a great event planned by Balsall Heath Forum for 13th December in celebration of youth and their achievements. Email: admin@balsallheathforum.org.uk. Contact: Abdullah Rehman.

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Inspiration

People & community
10 Oct 2017 - Abdullah Rehman

Introducing Abdullah Rehman MBE – anti-hate campaigner who does so much for community

Abdullah Rehman is an anti-hate campaigner who works tirelessly for the good of Birmingham and his community 

Introducing Abdullah Rehman MBE – anti-hate campaigner who does so much for community


Abdullah Rehman is an anti-hate campaigner who works tirelessly for the good of Birmingham and his community 


Abdullah Rehman is chief executive of the Balsall Heath Forum and was awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List in recognition of his services to community.

 

 

Abdullah was brought up in Balsall Heath and considers the neighbourhood to be an excellent example of all that is good about the city of Birmingham, where people from all faiths and backgrounds can get on, regardless of creed and colour.  This is what motivates Abdullah to carry on doing what he does best in motivating others around him through the leadership he displays and through the work he carries out for the benefit of the community.

 

 

For Abdullah, his father was his biggest inspiration who always showed kindness, compassion and generosity to others around him in the city of Birmingham.

Abdullah Rehman founded the Balsall Heath Forum in 1992 and has been its chief executive for many years. Abdullah continues to raise funds for community schemes and works tirelessly with police and political leaders of all parties to improve his community.

 

 

Abdullah is an active campaigner for anti-hate and supports the work of many organisations such as Tell Mama UK and The Olive Branch.     

5 passion points

Introducing

People & community
14 Sep 2017 - FreeTimePays

BirminghamWeAre - support for a positive & cohesive community!

At Birmingham We Are our purpose is clear! - To support any projects & any initiatives that help in building and maintaining a positive & cohesive community in the City and across all the neighbourhoods that make up Birmingham. Take the link below and let's work together. Also why not register for free and share your Birmingham passions with us and with others that live in Birmingham, worlk here or love visiting our City.  

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News & Updates

People & community
14 Sep 2017 - FreeTimePays

Celebrate Birmingham's great canals!

A must go to event this weekend at Birmingham Canal Festival with floating markets and more with the great Canal River Trust.

5 passion points

Inspiration

People & community
13 Sep 2017 - FreeTimePays

Passion Points for following your dreams!

InspiredWeAre is a FreeTimePays community dedicated to those who are passionate about following their dreams.  Be inspired by others, make your dreams a reality and be rewarded for all you do to make a difference for you and for others around you.  Take the link below, register for free and we'll get you your very own Community Passport set up. You'll be able to follow your passions, collect points for passion, follow others that share your passions and help yourself and others in so many ways.

25 passion points

Inspiration

People & community
10 Sep 2017 - FreeTimePays

Inspiration - it's in all of us!

This photo, taken by Gareth Davies at Iron Kids in 2017, became the inspiration behind InspiredWeAre, the latest of our FreeTimePays communities. This amazing display of grit and determination made us realise just how many people are out there pursuing their dreams and how many are inspired to do something that changes lives for the better - their own or others! It doesn't always have to be physical challenges that are overcome. Often it can be the pursuit of a passion or an act of kindness that makes all the difference.

100 passion points

Inspiration

People & community
30 Aug 2017 - FreeTimePays

Life is a journey not a competition

Life is a journey, not a competition says Neelam with this. Enjoy! 

5 passion points

Inspiration

People & community
30 Aug 2017 - FreeTimePays

Be happy - Life's too short!

Such great advice from Neelam saying life's too short for anything else.

5 passion points

Inspiration

People & community
28 Aug 2017 - FreeTimePays

Great thoughts from Amrick quoting Bruce Lee

Amrick Adds .... Defeat is a state of mind. Your mind is your best friend and your worst enemy!

5 passion points

Inspiration

People & community
27 Aug 2017 - FreeTimePays

Surround yourself with people that lift you!

Great advice from J21Coaching .

5 passion points

Inspiration

People & community
25 Aug 2017 - FreeTimePays

Wrong and right!

Neelam with some thoughts for a Friday.

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