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Revitalising Trusts to support local communities 

Local charities make up the lifeblood of our communities and make a difference to millions of people on a daily basis. The Revitalising Trusts initiative, announced in the Government’s Civil Society strategy, will provide a huge boost to local charities by enabling...

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Revitalising Trusts to support local communities 

The best birthday BBQ ever!

As Chief Executive of the Heart of England Community Foundation it’s important for me to see the impact of the work we do and meet some of the fabulous local organisations we support. And that opportunity certainly arose when I was asked to volunteer at...

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The best birthday BBQ ever!

Inspirational artist tackling mental health.

  A 19-year-old from the Black Country who struggles with her mental health is using her artistic talents to help young people recognise their emotions and inspire them to speak out about how they are feeling. Becky Lawley has created a series of postcards...

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Inspirational artist tackling mental health.

Quiz night raises £1,000.

The Foundation has been gifted with a £1,000 donation thanks to Poppleton & Appleby and Harrison Beale & Owen. Poppleton & Appleby,  a Midlands-based business recovery and insolvency firm, held a quiz night in April which was won by H B & O’s...

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Quiz night raises £1,000.

Foundation appointed City of Culture partner.

A new fund has been launched to help individuals, social enterprises, community groups and artistic and cultural organisations prepare for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture in 2021. The Coventry 2021 Fund has been launched by the Coventry City of Culture Trust...

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Foundation appointed City of Culture partner.

Can you feel the heat?

Off Grid Energy trade association, The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS), together with Midlands-based heating oil distributors, AID Fuels, Nolan Oils and Midland Fuels Oils have been fundraising to help those in fuel poverty. Through the Foundation they have...

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Can you feel the heat?

Small Charities Week.

I was absolutely delighted when I was asked to join the West Midlands Combined Authority’s (WMCA) Social Economy Taskforce earlier this year and if that wasn’t exciting enough, I was humbled to learn that I had been nominated for the Institute of Directors (IOD)...

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Small Charities Week.

Teaming up with Keltruck.

A commercial vehicle distributor has presented the Foundation with a £20,000 charity donation at its site in West Bromwich to help fund projects across the West Midlands that encourage young people to make a positive difference in their community. The money will go...

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Teaming up with Keltruck.