Voluntary Action Coventry is delighted to announce that seven Coventry based voluntary groups have benefited from the Coventry 4 Good Grant Fund which provides small grants to local good causes within Coventry. This is the third 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. The grants will help these seven voluntary groups to continue providing services and support to vulnerable people or disadvantaged communities in the City. The successful groups are:
The Notables a group of people with learning disabilities will use the funds to sustain their music and performance sessions whilst they seek longer term room hire arrangements.
Canley Uniting Communities received funds to help them run their Pop-Up café in April which will bring local residents together to share food and a range of Easter/Spring related activities.
Coventry Older Voices will use their funds to produce newsletters for their members, ensuring older residents that can’t get out and about are still informed about decisions that affect them. Cheylesmore Good Neighbours who meet fortnightly to combat loneliness and isolation will use the funds to help pay for room hire costs, enabling the group to keep meeting.
Holbrooks Community Association need funding to buy mats and baby toys for their stay and play group set up after the closure of the Family and Children’s Centre.
Spongate Community Project will help local people understand how to buy and cook food on a budget.
The Friends of Naul’s Mill Park a group that took on the maintenance of the park as Council support reduced will use the funds to have their lawnmowers serviced in readiness for the growing season.
Sue Ogle, Director of Operations and Development at Voluntary Action Coventry and promoter of the Coventry 4 Good fund said ‘It’s great that we can play a small part in helping groups to continue their work in communities in the City’.