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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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    The Coventry University & Coventry 4 Good Community Grant contributed to the costs of running two cohorts of Radio Plus’s Routes to Employment media and job readiness training scheme and piloting a scheme with Coventry University to bring together young people and Broadcasting undergraduates.

    The first cohort was held during May and June 2016 and ran for 13 days over 7 weeks with six unemployed or NEET young people completing the course. All of the young people developed transferable media skills such as research, written and verbal communication, interviewing, editing, IT, team work and broadcasting, as well as honing their job application and interview skills. They were joined for the final two weeks by four Coventry University 2nd year Broadcasting undergraduates. To help raise aspirations, the students spoke with the young people about what they have learned on their degree course. In the penultimate week, the young people and students visited the FabLab...more

    Monday, 27th June 2016

    How far would you go to fight food poverty this year? How about your local Tesco?

    FareShare are looking for volunteers to step up to the plate and give 3 hours of their time to play a vital role in the fight against food poverty in the UK, by asking shoppers to donate store-cupboard staples at our Neighbourhood Food Collection event taking place in Tesco stores across the UK from the 30th of June until the 2nd of July. Your role is to encourage people to give. A small contribution makes a big difference!

    In just 3 hours you can collect enough store-cupboard staples for five hundred meals for people in need. It’s a good opportunity to volunteer as a group or on your own, and to meet new people.

     

    FareShare save fresh, quality surplus food from the food industry that would otherwise be destined for waste. They then redistribute...more

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