100 Days of Resilience.

100 Days of Resilience.

It’s now 100 days since the Foundation launched the Coronavirus Resilience Fund. In that time 350 grants have been awarded amounting to more than £1.2m across the West Midlands. We’re so grateful to those who supported our initial appeal, every penny we raised will be...
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. The funding has allowed them to purchase a new van which will help them continue collecting ‘waste’ food that’s...