MORE THAN £115,000 has been awarded to community groups across the West Midlands in the first quarter of 2016 by a regional grant-giving body.
Based in Coventry, the Heart of England Community Foundation manages a range of funds on behalf of companies and trusts across the area.
Money is then awarded to groups and organisations that make a lasting difference to their community.
Between January and March, £115,816 was granted to a range of groups including football clubs in Coventry through to the Leamington & Warwick Sea Cadets.
A Painting for Pleasure project in Warwick also received funds while a project to provide non-contact boxing sessions for children in Solihull also received a grant.
Tina Costello, CEO of the Heart of England Community Foundation, said: “We were delighted to award so many grants to groups across the region.
“Some of them amount to less than £500, however it’s great to see the very lasting and positive difference they make to individual groups.
“It can be something as simple as upgrading a local grassroots football team’s changing rooms through to projects that support people with mental health issues.
“It really is about funding groups and organisations that might not get the funding they need and, with a bit of support, they can make a very positive difference to their local community.
Visit www.heartofenglandcf.co.uk for more information on the Heart of England Community Foundation.