Two Coventry good causes get £1,000 funding boost from city's Deeley Construction - The Coventry Observer

Two Coventry good causes get £1,000 funding boost from city's Deeley Construction

Coventry Editorial 9th May, 2023   0

TWO ORGANISATIONS in Coventry have been given a funding boost from the city’s Deeley Construction.

Hope Community Project in Lower Stoke and St Laurence’s Church in Foleshill both received £500 each.

With developments ongoing in Stoke and Longford, the £1,000 funding is part of the company’s commitment to supporting the communities where work is being carried out.

Deeley Construction partnered with the Community Resilience Team at Coventry City Council to link the business with two organisations which needed support in those areas.

Hope Community Project offers mental health support alongside a social supermarket, providing food parcels for up to 70 families a week living in Lower Stoke.

Its services have been vital during the cost-of-living crisis and now, more than ever before, local people are seeking support from charities with food supply.

St Laurence’s Church provides a safe haven for women and also offers a foodbank for people living in the area, ensuring people who need help can get it in Foleshill

Deeley Construction’s donation to each organisation will be used to purchase non-donated food items needed for food hubs.

The Deeley Group are currently completing a 78,000sq ft multi-let industrial development near Junction 3 of the M6 motorway and a refurbishment of a school near Stoke Aldermoor.

Eleanor Deeley, Deeley Group’s joint managing director, said: “We are proud to have supported charities across Coventry for more than 85 years.

“Community is a core value of our business and we always seek to support the communities we work in.

“Coventry City Council’s team identified these two causes and we were only too happy to support.

“We hope the donation will make a difference to both organisations and benefit people living in the communities they serve.”

Caroline Taylor, Hope Community Project manager, added: “This funding will help us to purchase fresh food that will really make a difference to the food we provide.

“We cannot thank Deeley enough.”

Coun David Welsh, Coventry City Councii’s cabinet member for housing and communities, said: “The cost-of-Living crisis is forcing more people than ever to seek food support and other help from charities.

“The community always step up to help their neighbours and that’s why there are more community settings offering local food and health support.

“They are often run by volunteers and are always there to help people when the need is greatest. I want to thank Deeley for their generous support.”

Businesses in Coventry wanting to help community schemes can email [email protected] for more on how to go about it.


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