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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

Friday, 23rd September 2016

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Positive Images Festival and Godiva Trust successfully secured funding through the Coventry University and Coventry 4 Good grant scheme to:

  • Deliver Storytelling Workshops 
  • Celebrate 1016, a thousand years of Coventry and the rebuilding of the Godiva and Leofric’s Church
  • Read the quarter 1 report to see how they got on.

    A video of the 1000 year event can be viewed here.

    The final report can be found here.

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    Friday, 9th September 2016

    Many thanks to Yamini for her donation of arts and crafts materials for the interactive community engagement event taking place in Hillfields on Saturday 17th September.

    There's still time to donate so if you have any spare coloured paper, glitter, glue etc then please drop off at Voluntary Action Coventry, 29 Warwick Road, Coventry, CV1 2ES before 17th September.

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    Friday, 12th August 2016

    The Youth Vision Project aims to increase young people’s chances of having ‘better futures’ through developing employability and enterprise skills.

    During April to June 2016 the project engaged with 9 participants and 5 were eligible to proceed on the programme. The 5 participants received personal development and confidence building and were given the opportunity to attend business workshops to learn about business and to network with clients and increase their confidence and communication skills. They regularly attended meetings with team members and worked with a variety of different people to build on their team working skills.

    The participants carried out work experience in Marketing, Administration, Graphic design and Bookkeeping. They developed and gained new skills in Microsoft Office and other professional tools for example, participants undertaking work experience in Marketing and Administration also learned to use Serif, a new software package to create marketing...more

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