Black Country Living Museum and the University of Wolverhampton have a significant  presence within the Black Country, each with strong links to their respective local communities. Through a number of bespoke interdisciplinary projects, the Black Country Studies Centre will target the social needs of its local community to create opportunities, raise aspirations and encourage cohesion.

The Centre will particularly focus on the engagement of women, with the introduction of a new Women in Construction event in the first year of the Centre. BCSC will also work closely with the black and ethnic minority communities of the Black Country and a future collaboration will see the collection of stories of migration into the region during the 40s, 50s and 60s to inform the Museum’s development project, BCLM: Forging Ahead.