Our ambition now, and forever, is to #DoMoreLocal.

Working with our donors, we award money to local community organisations supporting a variety of themes. We know local people have the talents, skills and knowledge to tackle the issues affecting their communities. We have the expertise to work alongside them, providing vital investment to make positive change a reality, leading to healthier and happier communities.

We want to hear from your community group! On this page we’ll be sharing your #DoMoreLocal stories!

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We want to know how your group supports your local community and how funding from the Foundation has enabled that. These stories will feature here, our marketing channels, including our #DoMoreLocal Newsletter.

Share your your stories, case studies, statistics, videos, photos etc with us on Social Media, remember to tag us and use #DoMoreLocal.

You can also e-mail us: marketing@heartofenglandcf.co.uk

Balsall Heath CATS

Diversity Outdoors!

The Foundation is delighted to support Steppers UK with a £10k grant in partnership with Coventry City of Culture!

The organisation delivers services promoting and pushing for stronger diversity, access and representation within the outdoors. Their ‘Beyond The City’ project which will engage Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities by exploring and documenting green spaces within Coventry!

Balsall Heath CATS
Wild Earth UK

Activities to boost community cohesion!

RE: Future provide a youth club for young people experiencing disadvantage and newly arrived refugees in Birmingham. They use Arts as a vehicle to provide structured activities which help young people to connect with their peers, community and to get inspired and thrive.

The Foundation awarded RE: Future £2.2k to support their day drips and activities for the young people where they recently took a trip to Dudley Zoo!

Creative Mojo Coventry
Aptitude Youth Work

Raising confidence through protective behaviours!

Creative Optimistic Visions [C.O.V] provide bespoke workshops, training, and support schemes to promote protective behaviours as part of a daily routine.

They’ve recently been awarded a number of grants by the Foundation to provide 1-1 mentoring for young people and to support their ‘Confident Me!’ project which raises young people’s self-confidence whilst learning about protective behaviours strategies!

 
Silvertrees Academy
Black Train Music

Teaching young people how to spend money on a passion!

SKINT2MINT is an initiative to teach young people about savings, investment and property. Things Kennedy, Founder of SKINT2MINT, was never taught in school.

The £1k grant awarded by the Foundation has enabled them to purchase equipment to launch their ‘Money Well Spent’ podcast! Watch it here.

The Pod - underGROWTH

Walking football sessions for adults!

The Foundation awarded Brakes Community Foundation CIO a £4.2k grant through the Solihull Wellbeing & Recovery Fund to provide walking football sessions for parents and carers in the local Solihull area.

The sessions are designed to help parents and carers get outside and socialise while benefitting from team sports-based fitness, helping to tackle loneliness, lack of exercise and poor mental health as a result of the pandemic.

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