September 30th, 2016

Coventry youth project and scout group given extra boost

Coventry youth project and scout group given extra boost Coventry youth project and scout group given extra boost

A COVENTRY youth project and scout group are the latest community projects to receive thousands of pounds of vital funding from a regional grant giving charity.

The Heart of England Community Foundation has awarded £1,874 to Bardsley Youth Project and £989 to 34th Coventry Scout Group as part of its latest round of grants which has seen over £13,000 distributed between 12 community projects in the region.

The grant to the Bardsley Youth Project, based in Hill Top in Coventry, will help the team pay for the operational costs of drop-in sessions and food bank it runs, in addition to also funding a young leaders course for a year.

The charity project was set up in 2012 to provide support and activities for vulnerable young people aged 13 to 25 in Coventry city centre.

It now regularly sees and helps 70 to 80 people each month – providing support in terms of food, clothes, furniture and drop-in sessions, as well as confidence-building activities.

The contribution to 34th Coventry Scout Group, which is based in Walsgrave, will help Scout leaders provide tables and tents for the various camping trips the group organises for its young club members.

Tina Costello, director of the Heart of England Community Foundation, said she was ‘thrilled’ the Foundation was continuing to provide funding for projects across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

She added: “We want the money we award to have the biggest possible impact on the community and we are confident this latest round of funding will do that.”

The Foundation, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, receives money from a range of organisations who wish to see their donations invested back into the area, with the Foundation’s panel dividing the money between community projects they believe will make a positive impact in their area.

More information about funding support from the Heart of England Community Foundation can be found by calling 02476 883265 or 02476 883262 or emailing info@heartofenglandcf.co.uk.

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