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 African and Caribbean food which can cause high blood pressure that may lead to stroke and kidney failure.

Timeout Counselling – who will use funds to pay for specialist LGBTQ counsellor training enabling them to extend their provision.

God’s Coffee Shop – for 30 stainless steel travelling mugs with sliders and an insulated bag to extend the period food can be kept hot or cool for longer. God’s Coffee Shop provides a meal and fellowship to homeless, vulnerable, lonely people on the streets of Coventry.

Friends of Longford Park – to pay for DBS checks for volunteers to enable the Friends of Longford Park to expand their successful work with local schools and to enable them to independently bring children from seven city schools into the park to take part in organised activities.

Coventry Iqraa Trust – to take children to the nature reserve at Brandon Marsh with their families;  encouraging families at risk of family breakdown to spend time learning together whilst in a supervised environment.

Coventry Soul – to produce 5000 business cards with a list of key support services in Coventry that people could carry to give to homeless people on the street which would signpost them to sources of support.

26th City of Coventry Brownies – to cover fees for volunteers and 16 Brownies to attend a day camp and funds to buy food so they can make their own healthy packed lunch and prepare a hot meal.

Further details on each of the recipients and their projects can be downloaded here.

Congratulations to all nine groups. We can't wait to see how the grants have a made a difference in the community.

Coventry 4 Good Grant recipients receive their cheques at the VAC Funding Fair 16th March 2017.