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!

Get Involved:

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

Young people taking the lead!

Black Country Coaches Club are developing young people and volunteers to become coaches and leaders in sport.

They were awarded £4,000 through our Made By Sport #ClubsInCrisis Fund to support their Junior Leader Youth Programme, providing opportunities for young people to undertake football coaching qualifications. The sessions are going great so far!

Balsall Heath CATS
Wild Earth UK

Choir continues to sing!

Misfits Music bring people together through group music, creating opportunities that reduce social isolation and improve mental wellbeing.

They’ve thanked the Foundation after being recently awarded a £2,000 grant to continue to deliver their choir for people affected by COVID-19, social isolation and Long-Covid.

Creative Mojo Coventry
Aptitude Youth Work

Supporting employment!

Suited For Success is a charity that provides free interview coaching and clothing to the unemployed to make sure that their first impression counts in a job interview.

Our CEO, Tina Costello, visited them to hear about their work supporting individuals in the region to gain employment. The Foundation recently awarded them a £6,000 grant to support their work.

 
Silvertrees Academy
Black Train Music

Short films exploring Coventry’s diverse youth!

Fridays Coventry is a youth initiative set up to prevent knife crime and gang violence in Coventry.

In partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust, the Foundation awarded Fridays a £10,000 grant to fund their short films from Coventry’s diverse young people.

The Pod - underGROWTH

Sporting events for adults with disabilities!

Everyone4Sport CIC make physical activity and sport accessible to everyone.

They were awarded a grant of £3994 through the Foundation’s Solihull Celebrating Communities Fund, thanks to funding from Solihull Council, to deliver a five-month programme of events and tournaments inspired by the Commonwealth Games for adults with learning disabilities.