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Influence the future of the voluntary sector in Coventry

Join our AGM at the Coventry Central Hall for a chance to network and influence the Voluntary and Community Sector in Coventry. Read more.

Life changing training course for Coventry residents

A free training programme which gives local people the skills and confidence to get into work or volunteering has seen 65% of participants go on to volunteering or paid employment. Read more.

Live changing training course for Coventry residents

A free training programme which gives local people the skills and confidence to get into work or volunteering has seen 65% of participants go on to volunteering or paid employment. Read more.

How to attract volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds

A diverse workforce or pool of volunteers brings a whole host of benefits to an organisation - from the breadth of life and professional skills that come from such variation of ages, backgrounds and experiences, to new and varied viewpoints which reflect the local community within which an organisation works. Knowing how to attract volunteers from diverse backgrounds and demographics isn't always easy, so here's some ideas which could help: Read more.

Coventry voluntary sector leads the way in tackling health inequalities

The Department of Health & Social Care has recently announced a new Office of Health and Equalities to combat the inequalities in health and wellbeing outcomes for people living in the most deprived areas in England. This new policy focuses on preventing health problems before they develop. Read more.

Coventry VCSE Health Inequalities Network – a Coventry City Council initiative

Coventry City Council are inviting organisations to join the newly established Coventry VCSE Health Inequalities Network. The Network is part of their system-wide Call to Action to tackling health inequalities in the City and has been initiated by the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Marmot Partnership Group. Read more.

Supporting volunteers to feel reassured and engaged post-pandemic

COVID restrictions are easing more and more, with many offices and workplaces opening up again, face to face contact becoming more common and health measures such as the wearing of face masks becoming an optional choice in many venues. Read more.

Funding extended to support isolated people in Coventry

Voluntary Action Coventry has been awarded almost £225K in National Lottery Funding to continue its Chat Central service across the city over the next three years. Read more.

Midlands Thriving Community programme now open to support third sector in Social Prescribing

Thriving Communities is a new national support programme for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups, supporting communities impacted by COVID19 in England, working alongside social prescribing link workers. Read more.

Community Life Survey 2020-21 report published

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published the results of the Community Life Survey 2020-21, a nationally representative annual survey of adults (16+) in England that aims to track the latest trends and developments across areas that are key to encouraging social action and empowering communities. Read more.

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