Vision and Funding
The city council works in partnership with 7 main developers on the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) Constructors Framework as part of our long term strategy to build homes for rent and sale across Birmingham, in areas where housing needs are most pressing.
Each unit of housing built is subject to a levy which is paid by the developers and and pooled into a ring-fenced fund which will be used to focus on creating education, employment and training opportunities for talented young people living in Birmingham and support those who aspire to continue studies at higher education level.
This new initiative will aim to develop best practices for both the city council and BMHT partners to play a greater role in supporting, training, up-skilling, mentoring and coaching young people. The scholarship programme will aim to recruit and develop young people within the council’s various directorates and help access placement opportunities with partner organisations.
For more information about BMHT and developments visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/bmht
In tribute to the late Mr Tony Robert
Tony served as a long-standing manager for Birmingham City Council; delivering regeneration schemes in Ladywood, Nechells and a collection of priority neighbourhoods across the city. Tony played a key part in driving forward the successful housing regeneration of the city over the last 20 years and has left a valuable legacy and vision for how to improve the quality of housing and choice for the future.
In 2008, the City Housing Partnership agreed it would honour the memory of Tony who inspired his colleagues and made a significant contribution to the council’s housing strategy. In this context it was agreed to develop support for individuals who aspire to make our neighbourhoods great places to live, learn, work, visit – and to reach their full potential.
Following that decision, discussions took place leading to the creation of a bursary fund through the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) framework contracts to encourage young talented people to aspire to follow in Tony’s footsteps. The aim being to provide a skills development pathway through work placements, internships, education and training that underpins the ideas around sustainable and inclusive neighbourhoods that Tony envisaged throughout all his work.
The Building Birmingham Scholarship acknowledges the support of:
Last Updated : 28th April 2014