Mid-Warwickshire projects benefit from Heart of England Community Foundation investment - The Leamington Observer

Mid-Warwickshire projects benefit from Heart of England Community Foundation investment

COMMUNITY causes across Mid-Warwickshire have been awarded thousands of pounds from a grant giving organisation.

The Heart of England Community Foundation distributed more than £135,000 of funding to groups and organisations in Coventry, Warwickshrie, Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country between July and September.

One of those to receive a grant was Kenilworth Phab Club, a social group for disabled and able-bodied people from across Kenilworth, Coventry, Leamington and Warwick.

The club received £1,000 to celebrate 60 years of Phab, including a visit to one of the Calvert Trust centres which provide outdoor adventure breaks for people with disabilities together with their families and friends.

In Warwick, The Gap Community Centre received £1,000 to cover 50 per cent of the cost for a youth worker and The Well Christian Healing Centre received £500 to expand the centre’s services.

Based in Coventry, the Heart of England Community Foundation is the only one of its kind in the region and manages a range of funds on behalf of companies and trusts across the area.

In the last quarter, it delivered grants ranging from £400 to £20,000 to a total of 64 groups.

Tina Costello, chief executive of the Heart of England Community Foundation, said: “It’s excellent to have been able to award funding to so many groups across the region in the third quarter of 2016.

“Our running total of grants distributed this financial year is £315,517 and every single one has been awarded to community groups and organisations making a difference in their community.

“We have set ourselves an ambitious target to raise our endowment from £9.16 million to £12 million by 2019 which will enable us to create a strong legacy for future generations.

“We look forward to supporting even more groups and organisations throughout the rest of the year.”

Visit www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk for further information about the Heart of England Community Foundation.

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