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Second round of Citizen Local Fund projects revealed

We can now reveal the community projects who will benefit from our second round of funding through our Citizen Local Fund.

Six projects were successful in landing a share of the £30,000 pot, which adds to the eight projects who were awarded funding last year.

The Citizen Local Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to fund groups, projects, and initiatives to support the wellbeing of people in our communities.

The fund is for projects and initiatives which promote and support wellbeing and our wider work. It is a central pillar of our Citizen to Citizen project, which is part of our strategic objective to improve our support services and tackle homelessness.

We had nearly 30 applications for the second round of funding and with the help of our Customer Assurance Committee we identified the successful bids.

The projects who have been awarded funding of £4,000 – £5,000 each are:

  • KA Kits Academy – a community organisation that provides physical education services and enrichment opportunities to communities within towns and cities across the UK. The funding will be used to provide a new programme of activities in Coventry with a focus on mums and babies and over 60s.
  • Shine A Light – a charity that supports families of children affected by cancer in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. The funding will be used to offer teenage respite and a peer support group for Coventry-based children, young people and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
  • 24th Woodend Scouts – Coventry-based Scout group who will use the funding for their Food Poverty and Community Improvement Project which aims to reduce food poverty and isolation in the local community through the use of green spaces and allotments.
  • Tudor Grange Academy, Kingshurst – Based in Birmingham, the Academy provides an outdoor education and adventure centre with a number of different zones to help with physical and mental wellbeing. The funding will be used to make the centre more accessible and engaging with guided and self guided tours.
  • Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre – One of the largest Rape Crisis Centres in England and Wales which aims to improve the lives of people in Coventry who have been affected by rape and sexual abuse, enabling them to survive and thrive in life. The funding is being used to help the centre create a Survivor Voices Art Exhibition in Coventry which will highlight survivor recovery journeys through the use of art and creativity.
  • Coventry Sports Foundation – The Foundation is a charitable Trust making a difference for individuals, neighbourhoods, and communities throughout Coventry. They offer a diverse range of sports and recreational facilities and have a thriving lifestyle health and fitness programme. The funding will be used to run a Go Communities Programme to provide accessible sports and activities for females and over 50s.

Find out more about our Citizen Local Fund  here.

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