The Foundation is pleased to announce another two organisations have been awarded funding from the Solihull Winter Wellbeing and Recovery Fund. 

The fund was established at the end of last year in partnership with Solihull Council, to provide money to support local services aimed at alleviating poverty, encouraging good mental health, digital inclusion and supporting those self-isolating in Solihull.

Ordinary Magic C.I.C, received £5,000 from the fund to help provide a variety of mental health support to children and young people in Shirley.

Solihull Samaritans were awarded a grant of £5,000. After having cancelled their fundraising activity due to COVID-19, the grant will allow them to continue their services for the next two months.

Councillor Alison Rolf, Cabinet Member for Stronger and Safer Communities commented:

“I’m delighted that Ordinary Magic C.I.C and Solihull Samaritans have benefited from funds made available. This money will go towards supporting physical and mental health, as well as fighting poverty and exclusion throughout our borough.


“If you are a group dedicated to these aims then why not apply for funds yourself? This is a great example of the Council and private groups working together to improve the lives of our residents”.

Tina Costello, CEO at the Foundation, said:

“We are delighted to have kickstarted the year with some more awards from the Solihull Winter Wellbeing and Recovery Fund! Despite being a fairly new fund, we have already supported some amazing organisations doing fabulous work across Solihull.”

If you’d like to apply to the Solihull Winter Wellbeing & Recovery Fund for support during the pandemic, click here.