The Foundation has now distributed more than £468,000 to 170 organisations who are working tirelessly to tackle the emerging issues surrounding Covid-19.

Among the awards are some larger grants for four charities that do amazing work and have proven track records of delivering great services that meet community need.

Tina Costello, Foundation CEO, said:

“Thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals across the West Midlands, as well as the amazing fundraising efforts of the National Emergencies Trust and UKCF, we’ve been in a position to offer some organisations a bit extra for the fabulous work they do.

 

“Ensuring some of these larger grassroots are able to adapt to the change in community need and continue their services will be so vital to the people they serve.”

Compton Care in Wolverhampton, Coventry Haven’s Women Aid, Birmingham based SIFA Fireside all received £30,000 and Green Lane Mosque & Community Centre, also in Birmingham, were awarded £10,000.

Suzanne Davies at Compton Care said:

“Thank you for the fantastic donation of £30,000 from The Heart of England Foundation and National Emergency Trust Fund, it is very much appreciated and will make a big difference to patient care especially during these tough times. Please pass on our thanks to everyone who made this grant happen.

 

“Your support and faith in our work is phenomenal and you are part of the team making a huge difference to patients and their families during uncertain times. Thank you!”

Saleem Ahmed at Green Lane Mosque & Community Centre said:

“The effects of coronavirus are being felt heavily by those in our community and we have done our best to help through our food bank, delivery, and counselling services. We appreciate the funds from the Heart of England Community Foundation and the National Emergencies Trust, which mean we can continue to provide this much-needed support.”

Louise Kilbride at SIFA Fireside said:

“The Covid-19 crisis meant that we have had to remodel our services to continue to reach the city’s most marginalised adults at a very difficult time for them. At the same time, the economic impact on many of our business and individual supporters means a gap in our usual fundraising income and a threat to continued service provision.

 

“The grant from Heart of England Community Foundation was fantastic news! It enables us to move forward into the next six months confident that we can continue to support our clients.

 

“Thank you Heart of England Community Foundation and the Corona Resilience Fund for helping us make a difference.”

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