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Friday, 25th August 2017

The Community Development Service in partnership with Coventry City Council ICT Department have secured a number of recycled laptops for distribution to community groups and voluntary sector organisations across the city. 

This is an exciting scheme that will support the sector to increase access to digital technologies and will also help the sector to become stronger, improve services and introduce new services for the residents of Coventry.

This scheme is primarily aimed at those with little or limited access to digital technology or projects that target those with limited access or can use the equipment as a way to alleviate social isolation.

The application form and further information can be found at the link below:

http://www.coventry.gov.uk/info/46/community_groups_and_organisations/2989/community_and_voluntary_sector_laptop_giveaway...more

Friday, 7th July 2017

In March 2017 we announced that 9 local voluntary and community groups had successfully secured funding through the Coventry 4 Good grants scheme. Lets see how some of the groups spent the funds:

Timeout Counselling

Timeout Counselling are a gender and sexual diversity specialist counselling service. They used the Coventry 4 good grant to send two counsellors on Pink Therapy training in June, to allow them growth in their training. Both of their counsellors found the training helped to solidify their knowledge and comfort with counselling in gender and sexual diversity. 

One counsellor said of the training "The working with gender identity training was invaluable for my practice - it helped me reflect on and deepen my understanding on how gender is constructed; supported and updated my knowledge about processes at Gender Identity Clinics and gave me space to further explore my sense of my own gender and how this impacts on the counselling relationship."

Another counsellor said "What I found most rewarding about the training was the sharing of personal lived experience of gender identity, and the...more

Thursday, 6th July 2017

If you require a large group of people for an indoor or outdoor volunteering project, then please contact Laura at lauragreenturner@hotmail.com.

There are 25 youth girls (aged between 12 and 18) and 5 adults.

This would have to take place on Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 3:30pm for a few hours.

The group are happy to do an indoor or outdoor volunteering project.

 

If this sounds interesting then please contact Laura with the email address provided.

 

 

 

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Friday, 9th June 2017
Voluntary Action Coventry have secured funding through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund to develop a project aimed at helping ex-service personnel and their families to integrate with civilian communities through the sharing of time, skills and resources.

The project will help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities by creating strong sustainable links between the Armed Forces community and civilian communities in Coventry.  Through Coventry 4 Good we can demonstrate that by working together there is a shared benefit that impacts positively on both the civilian and Armed Forces communities. 

The project will bring people together to tackle local issues or to participate in joint activity where the skills and time volunteered by everyone involved are recognised and valued.  Collaborating in this way will help overcome barriers that prevent integration of Armed Forces personnel, by increasing the social integration, emotional wellbeing and health of Armed Forces personnel and their families. 

We will soon be recruiting for the Coventry 4 Good Action Team Leader who will be responsible for building links with local

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Friday, 17th March 2017

Voluntary Action Coventry is delighted to announce that 9 Coventry based voluntary groups have benefitted from the Coventry 4 Good Grant Fund which provides small grants to local good causes within Coventry.  This is the second round of the awards which are funded entirely from donations raised by volunteers and supporters at events, through on-line giving and through contributions from businesses and local organisations such as Coventry University who have made a donation for this round.  Groups awarded include:

International Children Future Power – they will purchase a percussion pack to encourage children that are underperforming in school to experience and experiment with musical instruments from different cultures.

Trinjen – to pay for room hire for the Knitting for a Purpose project which aims to address the social isolation and loneliness experienced by older people.

Hadiza Foundation – to produce leaflets to educate and raise awareness of the dangers of excess consumption of salt in traditional...more

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