Residents get Involved in Social Action

Our second UKSPF Community Fair coming up in Canley, 12/03/24

Tuesday 12 March, 11am – 2.30pm – free entry

Voluntary Action Coventry Transforming Volunteering in Coventry

From seed planting and willow weaving to search and rescue, community spirit is high in Canley. A Community Fair, organised by Voluntary Action Coventry, is taking place on Tuesday 12 March, 11am - 2.30pm. Canley Community Centre will see 15 charities come together for a day of social action. The good causes are inviting local residents to find out more about amazing opportunities to get support, have fun or make a difference on their doorstep.

The Community Fair is a chance for the people of Coventry to meet the charities and a enjoy free cream tea as they try out ‘have-a-go’ activities. Organisations from across the city have organised free activities that showcase the work done and services provided by voluntary organisations to inspire people to get involved in their local area.

Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind is running interactive blindfold challenges to give a brief insight into the challenges of living with vision impairment or complete blindness. Warwickshire Search and Rescue will run an incident control unit demo to outline the ways in which they undertake searches for missing, vulnerable people. From willow weaving and seed bomb making, to food and craft, music, storytelling, quizzes and prize draws, there’s a huge range of things to try that offer a taste of what it’s like to use community services or help their cause by volunteering.

Sue Ogle, CEO, Voluntary Action Coventry said:

Our Community Fair at Canley is the second of a series of six events happening across the city this Spring. There are some incredible voluntary roles available that can bring real meaning and purpose to an individual’s life, as well as benefitting your local community. We’re sharing funds across the sector and providing the support to enable Coventry people to reach out and make a difference.

Residents can find out more by looking out for announcements on social media or checking the website

Community Fairs this Spring – Listings:

Tues 12 March, 11am – 2.30pm : Canley Community Centre, Prior Deram Walk, Canley, Coventry, England, CV4 8FT

Tues 16 April, 11am -2.30pm St Philip's Church, 25 Ringwood Highway, Coventry CV2 2GG

Wed 8 May, 12pm – 2.30pm: Jubilee Crescent Community Centre, Jubilee Crescent, Radford, Coventry CV6 3EX

Thurs 23 May, 11am – 2.30pm: WATCH Community Centre, 12 Victoria Street, Hillfields, Coventry, CV1 5LZ

Final fair – details to be released soon

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

Coventry City Council has awarded Voluntary Action Coventry £229k. The funding is from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund which has been allocated to the city through the West Midlands Combined Authority

Find out more here