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Fundraising made easy for 2021.

Fundraising was tough in 2020 so here’s one simple thing you can do to make it easier in 2021 – make sure your organisation is registered with easyfundraising. The Foundation partnered with easyfundraising to help organisations fundraise with ease! By simply...

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Fundraising made easy for 2021.

Foundation & SMBC make first awards.

The first two grants from the Solihull Winter Wellbeing & Recovery Fund were awarded last week by the Foundation to two local organisations. The grants, which will hopefully be the first in a series of many, were awarded to Happy Mamas Solihull and Balsall...

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Foundation & SMBC make first awards.

Spreading some festive cheer.

After launching the Winter Wellbeing campaign the Foundation opened the Festive Fun Fund for one-off projects just in time for Christmas! In just three weeks we've supported 52 organisations that've spread festive cheer to a massive 16,472 beneficiaries. We've...

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Spreading some festive cheer.

It felt like I was meeting with a new child.

The Foundation supported Ampersand Projects’ ‘Grow Your Road’ with a grant of £3,000 from the Coronavirus Resilience Fund. The project gave people in Birmingham the tools, skills, and community support to grow their own vegetables at home. Due to the pandemic, the...

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It felt like I was meeting with a new child.

The Lorna Esien Court opened!

St Basils Coventry’s Lorna Esien Court has opened its doors this week, ready to support young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Built following a £1M grant by the Foundation’s Building Better Lives programme, the 32 newly-completed service-managed...

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The Lorna Esien Court opened!

The Serenity Garden.

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust have been given the green light for their plans to build a therapeutic ‘Serenity Garden’ for stroke and dementia patients after receiving a grant of £10,000 from the Foundation’s Coventry Building Society Fund. In June 2018 Shabina...

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The Serenity Garden.

Warming winter in Solihull.

Following the launch of the Winter Wellbeing campaign the Foundation has teamed up with Solihull Council, adding a new strand to support the region over the dark months ahead. The Winter Wellbeing & Recovery Fund will support community and grassroots...

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Warming winter in Solihull.

Lifespace Trust.

We’ve supported some amazing organisations during COVID-19, including Lifespace Trust who have received a total of £18,075 from the Coronavirus Resilience Fund and our Doing Things Differently Fund. Lifespace provide one to one mentoring for children and young...

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Lifespace Trust.

Muslim Charities Forum.

The Foundation are delighted to have partnered with the Muslim Charities Forum (MCF) in a bid to help Muslim charities in the West Midlands better connect with funding opportunities. Heart of England Community Foundation wants to be recognised as a fair and...

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Muslim Charities Forum.

Our impact.

A message from our Chief Executive, Tina Costello:  Welcome to our report on how the Heart of England Community Foundation has responded to the impact of Covid-19 in our West Midlands communities over the initial first 6 months.   The unprecedented global...

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Our impact.