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Funding Webinars.

The Foundation is hosting two webinars for groups interested in funding opportunities. The events will provide an opportunity for voluntary and community organisations, who are looking for funding to find out more about the funds currently available through the...

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Funding Webinars.

City of Culture.

Awaiting details of the Government’s £1.57bn arts sector funding package, Heart of England Community Foundation and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 have joined forces to provide a much-needed boost to organisations and individual artists across Coventry and...

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City of Culture.

It felt like a lifeline!

Heart Care and Healthy Living received £3,000 from the Coronavirus Resilience Fund; this grant has enabled them to continue to support their members remotely following the closure of their two centres. Heart Care has been working hard during the lockdown to support...

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It felt like a lifeline!

Done things differently.

After launching the Doing Things Differently Fund, the Foundation has supported a wealth of charities across the region, awarding over £872,000 of funding so far. Following on from the success of the Coronavirus Resilience Fund, this latest designated pot of money...

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Done things differently.

It’s given her confidence, ambition and skills.

We love hearing how Just Straight Talk have helped people overcome barriers and developed their skills. Living alone with her cat and guinea pig, Clare has zero access to the internet. Before the lockdown she relied heavily on the library for accessing information....

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It’s given her confidence, ambition and skills.

Make Good Grow

Today we are excited to announce a new partnership with Make Good Grow. Make Good Grow matches skilled volunteers with community groups to tackle high impact projects. Using the Foundation’s connections with local charities and social enterprises, Make Good Grow...

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Make Good Grow

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.