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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...

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100 Days of Resilience.

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...

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I’m truly grateful to OSCAR.

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...

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Lockdown support for women’s aid.

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...

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Meet the Funder.

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...

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It cheered me up no end.

Coronavirus Resilience Fund passes £1m

The Coronavirus Resilience Fund was launched on 23rd March, ensuring that money was available to support the vital services needing help during these unprecedented times and it's now awarded more than £1,000,000 to grassroots organisations across the West Midlands!...

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Coronavirus Resilience Fund passes £1m

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

In line with Mental Health Awareness Week, the Foundation has continued to award grants to vital services and charities supporting mental health needs, to ensure communities are still able to thrive during the pandemic. Designed to destigmatise mental health and...

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

JST continuing in the community.

Just Straight Talk (JST) are part of the Foundation's Community Matters programme. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund the programme aims to break down the barriers of employment and improve aspirations in the Black Country....

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JST continuing in the community.

I can’t praise them enough!

Around Again run a social supermarket in North Solihull, they offer a low-priced membership model which tackles food poverty in the area. They were awarded £1,500 from the Foundation’s Coronavirus Resilience Fund to cut their membership costs ensuring their service...

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I can’t praise them enough!

From the Community.

We've supported some amazing organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic, these are just few testimonies from people who have really benefited from grants provided. Northfield Stroke Club “As a carer I'm very concerned that I may catch the virus if I’m out in the...

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From the Community.