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Friday, 12th August 2016

 

 

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

Friday, 24th June 2016

On Tuesday 21st June 2016 Coventry University and Coventry 4 Good held a celebration event at St Peter’s Centre in Hillfields to recognise and celebrate the work of 7 voluntary and community organisations who are engaging Coventry University staff, students and local residents in a range of projects that are making a difference in communities around the university campus. 

The event provided an opportunity to hear about the funded projects and how working collaboratively has made an impact and created new opportunities.  Organisations presenting included:

  • Coffee Tots
  • Foleshill Women’s Training
  • Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
  • Godiva Trust
  • Highlife Centre
  • Positive Images Festival
  • Radio Plus

In addition there was an update on the Coventry FabLab http://www.covfablab.org.uk/  which is due to open shortly in the City Arcade in Coventry...more

Thursday, 21st April 2016

The Coventry University and Coventry 4 Good Grant aims to support voluntary and community organisations to develop projects and activities that encourage and improve social relations, involve volunteers and take place in areas near to Coventry University where there is a high student population.  The Fund offers the opportunity for organisations to test out new and innovative ideas whilst being supported by Coventry University staff and/or students.

Round 2 of the Coventry University and Coventry 4 Good Community Grant focused on supporting organisations delivering:

a) Activities that promote intergenerational collaboration.

b) Activities that are focused on increasing skills and employability.

c) Activities that link with FABLAB Coventry

Four organisations have been awarded funding:

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

Allsorts Coventry CIC – Memory Lane project will use creative arts to create memories in many forms such as scrap books, mixed media pictures and...more

Thursday, 10th March 2016
Foleshill Womens Training successfully received funding from the Coventry University and Coventry 4 Good grant scheme (Round 1) to support their Wellbeing Workshops.   Christine McNaught & Sheridan Henderson reported below:   "The project began at the end of September 2015. So far we have delivered 40 themed ‘Wellbeing workshops’ (coffee mornings) every Wednesday at the Hillfields Hub, and Friday mornings at FWT.   The workshops have been designed with innovative and differing themes each week/month, to keep attendees interested, and to enable women to develop their skills continuously whilst beginning to tackle health inequalities and confidence issues.    Since September 2015, 15 new women have been engaged and are regularly attending the Hillfields Hub Workshops. The women were isolated, hard to reach, and these coffee mornings enabled...more

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