VAC Facts

During 2016/17 we supported a variety of local community and voluntary organisations. Take a look below to see who we helped and how.
  • 75 individuals/organisations supported to set up/run community organisations
  • 36 groups were supported with an income of less than £10,000, the income of the majority we helped was below £30,000
  • 28 new groups accessed support from VAC for the first time
  • 38 groups run by or serving BAME communities were supported
  • 16 Social Enterprises were supported to develop their provision
  • 3 of every ten groups supported were based in St Michaels ward with 20% of groups supported based in the City Centre

During the year, 54 Coventry based projects supported by VAC benefitted from Big Lottery funding bringing an investment of £5,987,740 into the city.   

  • We supported 638 people to find voluntary opportunities
  • We advertised 163 volunteering vacancies for voluntary and community organisations
  • Most popular types of roles appeared to be within Administration, Befriending/Mentoring, Support Work, Events Coordinating/Help and Teaching/Education, Environment/Conservation and Mental Health
  • 43% of volunteers registered and registering an interest in roles fall into the unemployed or full time education bracket
  • Nearly a third of volunteers fall within the 18-25 age group
  • Large majority of people registering an interest in volunteering are looking to gain new skills/experience to help in finding paid work or supporting their studies
  • Provision of 14 training courses, VAC offered a range of accredited and sector specific professional development opportunities
  • Our Funding Fair March 2017 enabled 60 organisations to engage with Big Lottery, Heart of England Community Foundation, BBC Children in Need and Coventry 4 Good