iSE | CityDrive 2020 – Be Part of Birmingham’s Biggest Social Enterprise Event

CityDrive is Birmingham’s very own festival of social enterprise; an exciting week-long programme of events raising awareness of businesses doing good and creating social impact for our city.

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CityDrive has five calls to action: to inspire the people of Birmingham to start up, buy from, invest in, work for or volunteer with social businesses.

We achieve these calls to action through an open programme of events taking place in social enterprise spaces across the city. It’s a way of telling more people about social enterprise in Birmingham and sharing the impact they create with new audiences. It’s an an opportunity to pause and reflect. To make new connections, inter-trade, network, learn, and collaborate. Promote the work that you do to the sector and the general public. Ultimately, it’s about being part of something positive for our city.

This year CityDrive takes place 30th March-5th April and we’re planning BIG things, kicking off with ‘Capturing Social Enterprise’ – a photography competition and exhibition!




Our main focus for our 7th CityDrive is on bringing social enterprise to the people of Birmingham, raising awareness of the sector and supporting residents and communities to engage with the sector and Social Enterprise City.

Take a moment to look at the 2019 round-up and enjoy the CITY DRIVE 2020 Programme release for a taste of what’s in store this year!



Sector Call Out


CityDrive is not just an iSE event. We’re seeking social business in Birmingham to benefit and support by taking part, engaging on social media, and running their own hosted events as part of the official CityDrive 2020 programme.

This can help raise organisational profile, grow sector inter-trading and get your enterprise known to new audiences.

If you have an idea for an event that meets the calls to action, please get in touch for a conversation by calling 0121 771 1411 or emailing

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION 1st week of February 2020.


How else can I get involved?

First of all, please add the dates to your diary and share across your networks as CITYdrive only happens with your involvement and support. iSE facilitates the week but it’s all about you, your activity and your enterprise – we just want to help showcase your work!

Sponsor an Event

To give you the best promotional opportunity, iSE has a range of sponsorship packages available whether you’re a social enterprise, a public sector organisation or a socially responsible private company looking to engage with the sector.

We’re extremely grateful to our sponsors for helping make CITYdrive happen.

Get in touch

Please email Sarah Crawley or call 0121 771 1411 for a chat about how we can work together to make CITYdrive 2020 the best year yet!