Our Donors and Fundholders
Below is a selection of some of our named funds that we hold and manage on behalf of our donors and fundholders. A complete list is available here
Coventry Building Society Community Fund
Back in 2009 the Head of Communications for Coventry Building Society came along on a ‘Seeing is Believing’ tour, visiting some of the projects that the Foundation had funded, seeing first-hand the difference it makes. He found this tour very interesting and in his words “it certainly set him thinking about how the Society could work with the Foundation.” From that visit a decision was made to hand over the administration of the Coventry Building Society Foundation to the Heart of England.
Federation of Petroleum Suppliers Fund
Inspired by the Surviving Winter Campaign the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers met with the Foundation to discuss how they could help raise funds and support older people living in fuel poverty, specifically those whose main source of household heating energy is fuel oil. The team at FPS work closely with the Foundation to make sure the funding has the most impact and reaches those most in need.
In 1995, when our Foundation was born, so was a relationship with the Peugeot Motor Company. An employee of Peugeot was invited to become a trustee of a then fledgling charity and we were kindly given office space to help us get established. PSA Peugeot Citroen is now our corporate patron and has held an endowment fund with us since 1998.
A panel of their employees make decisions on applications to the fund.
Youell Family Fund
Alf Youell was our patron from 2002 until his death in 2012. The Heart of England took over the administration and management of the Youell Family Fund and his widow and remaining sisters are actively involved in making decisions on the grants awarded. Mr Youell always wanted to support the ‘little people’, the ones who didn’t attract large donations or had big marketing teams to sell what they do and he found he could do that through working with the Foundation.
Band Hatton Button Fund
Having attended an event held by the Foundation the team at Band Hatton Button were inspired to give something back to their local community. Members of staff took part in 10k runs and the very muddy Wolf Run! They also organised a fantastic ball back in 2014 which raised over £9,000. With the money raised at these events they created a named fund and with help from the Foundation it fund projects that are meaningful to them. The decisions on the awards are made by the team at Band Hatton Button.
Tom’s Fund was set up by the family of Thomas Waley-Cohen, a Warwickshire man who died at the age of 20 in 2004; a decade after being diagnosed with bone cancer. Working in partnership with Tom’s family our Foundation helps to identify the type of good causes they would like to support in memory of Tom.