I’m truly grateful to OSCAR.

I’m truly grateful to OSCAR.

OSCAR Birmingham – Organisation for Sickle Cell Relief & Thalassaemia Support was established in 1974 to promote greater awareness of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia disorders and to support those affected. They were awarded £1,500 from the Foundation’s Coronavirus...
Lockdown support for women’s aid.

Lockdown support for women’s aid.

The Foundation has ramped up its financial support for women’s charities across the region during lockdown with many of us spending more – if not all – our time at home as a result of COVID-19. Women’s Aid has flagged the direct impact this has had on those...
Meet the Funder.

Meet the Funder.

Foundation CEO, Tina Costello, spoke to Fundraising Magazine’s Val Cipriani about empowering local organisations and upscaling grantmaking during coronavirus.  Heart of England Community Foundation was established over 25 years ago on 14 February 1995. Our main...
It cheered me up no end.

It cheered me up no end.

The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP), run from the Gatis Community Space, were awarded £3,000 from the Foundation’s Coronavirus Resilience Fund. One of those to have benefitted from the service is Denise, a resident who is considered as ‘higher risk’: “I’ve been...
Coronavirus Resilience Fund passes £1m

Coronavirus Resilience Fund passes £1m

The Coronavirus Resilience Fund was launched on 23rd March, ensuring that money was available to support the vital services needing help during these unprecedented times and it’s now awarded more than £1,000,000 to grassroots organisations across the West...