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A year to remember.

On Thursday 12th October we welcomed over 100 esteemed friends and guests to join us in celebration of our achievements during the last year.  Foundation Live 17 (FL17), showcased 11 of the most amazing projects we’ve supported during the last 12...

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A year to remember.

A year to remember.

On Thursday 12th October we welcomed over 100 esteemed friends and guests to join us in celebration of our achievements during the last year.  Foundation Live 17 (FL17), showcased 11 of the most amazing projects we’ve supported during the last 12...

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High standards.

Last week, our Foundation received Quality Accreditation Level 4 (QA4), awarded by our affiliated national body UK Community Foundations. The award, which follows a framework closely aligned to Charity Commission recommended standards, reviewed our performance in...

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Challenging but rewarding times ahead?

Written by Phil Ewing - Chairman This morning it dawned – the realisation that I was now the Chair of a rapidly developing Charity holding assets in excess of £12million, regularly distributing more than £2million in grants and employing 15 people. What...

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Life’s a beach.

A Sandwell day centre has been able to fund a trip to take elderly people to the beach - some for the first time in their lives - and cope with the rising cost in services thanks to a four-figure grant. Cape Community Day Centre, based in Smethwick, has...

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Q1 sees Birmingham awarded £99k.

The Foundation has awarded almost £100,000 to charities and community groups across Birmingham within the first quarter of the financial year. One of those to receive a grant was Aquarius Action Projects, a charity that helps people overcome the harms...

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What a difference a day makes.

Written by Paulette Suban - Support Manager at Cape Community Day Centre, Smethwick At Cape Community Day Centre we provide services for elderly people, predominantly with an Afro-Caribbean background. We currently have around 35 clients who visit the...

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Christmas Quiz.

29 November 2017 - The Big Quiz!   Following the success of our charity quiz in April which raised a fantastic £2,000, we're very excited to bring you the next installment of our quiz dynasty this November. With all of its usual razzmatazz, we welcome you to...

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Streets ahead.

The Foundation recently hosted a dinner discussion with the Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority, Dr Andy Street CBE. Former Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, now a trustee of Heart of England Community Foundation, Sir Dominic...

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Leading businessman takes up presidency.

Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands, John Crabtree OBE, has been welcomed as a new president of the Heart of England Community Foundation. Until 2003, John was senior partner of Birmingham-based solicitors Wragge & Co, now Gowling WLG, and is a...

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