A TRIO of programmes in Coventry are set to benefit from a £1.9 million cash injection that has been received by the voluntary and community sector.
Set to be launched in spring 2016, the programmes for 18 to 30-year-olds across the city will be shadowed by Jumping Through Hoops – a charity established to support young people’s groups in the city.
Now run by The Heart of England Community Foundation, the charity had reached the point where it needed a full-time infrastructure and the trustees decided its future would be best served in the hands of the foundation.
Tina Costello, director of the Heart of England Community Foundation, said: “Jumping Through Hoops was established to help disadvantaged people in Coventry who haven’t had the best start in life.
“It was run on a voluntary basis but came to the point where it need full-time management to maintain the level of support it wanted to offer.
“This is a huge amount of money for us to be entrusted with and we are delighted that the trustees of Jumping Through Hoops recognise our ability to develop grant programmes which will have a real impact on the lives of young people in Coventry.”
Sherod Williams, chair of Jumping Through Hoops, said the Heart of England Community Foundation was the ideal organisation to entrust the funds to.
He added: “I would like to thank all trustees past and present who have given their time and their expertise in reaching this point.
“As a trust board, we came to a unanimous decision that the interests and objectives of our charity would now be best served through the highly-regarded Heart of England Community Foundation.”