Chat Central for Youth - CC4Y


Voluntary Action Coventry has been making people a little stronger since 1957, supporting hundreds of people into community roles each year. We are a nice bunch and have an open-door policy. Give us a try.

The world has changed so much, some for better and some for worse. The recent YouGov survey found that 31 per cent of 18-24 year olds said they felt lonely often or all of the time and this was undertaken before the pandemic! Loneliness is harmful to our health. 

The CC4Y Project will engage young people from all areas of Coventry, whether new to the city, a student from overseas, a refugee, migrant or an established resident. Building people up with the confidence to form new social connections and beating loneliness through technology, brain food, friends and creativity.

What to expect:

  1. A one-to-one chat outdoors or on Zoom! with the project Engagement Officer.
  2. We will find out your interest in activities and will try to offer you support tailored to your specific needs and where you want to be.
  3. We will sometimes bring participants together in pairs or small groups.
  4. Activities will take place during Evenings and Weekends.
  5. There will be tutorials, Zoom! Cook and eat Friday Night Fake Aways, polls, online games, geocaching, walks, online gigs and prizes for involvement.

Chat Central for Youth Engagement Officer Nicky Smith will tell you more about the project here on this YouTube clip.


Wednesday Workout, keep moving @ 7pm
Joe Wicks and a stretch with Nicks (Nicky!)
Thursdays Summer evenings park picnic meet up and games @ 5-6.30pm. We will have a light workout and chats and nice food. Join us for a fun afternoon. (This event is for 16-25 year olds). Unless it’s lashing down with rain, we do try and get out – bring your raincoat and umbrella!  We can only have six  people meeting in small groups outside at a time so please do make sure that you let us know by Monday of that week if you are coming so that we can plan accordingly. ​For ages 16-25
Friday night Fake Away, Cook and eat @ 6pm
Comfort food and comfort chats
Watch our Microwave Mug Cake tutorial here!
Participants take responsibility for themselves during the activities. VAC is not responsible for any injuries caused while taking part.
If no participants attend the activity then the zoom call will close 15 minutes after start time.

Please check our social media pages for the latest information on our sessions - when they are running and what we are doing! 



CC4Y funders: The National Lottery Covid-19 Response Fund, Eveson Charitable Trust, Sheldon Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Baron Davenports Charity