Voluntary Action Coventry exists to promote and support social action and community resilience in Coventry, strengthening communities, building capability and improving quality of life for residents in the city.
To tackle inequalities and disadvantage in Coventry and encourage social responsibility by building capacity in communities and individuals.
- To act with honesty and integrity and be trusted by all our stakeholders
- To be professional in all that we do
- To promote diversity and equality of opportunity
- To be welcoming and inclusive
Voluntary Action Coventry is a charity and company limited by guarantee and has been operating in Coventry since 1957.
Our projects around supported volunteering or tackling social isolation support people from all backgrounds and ages including long-term unemployed, people with a history of drug or alcohol misuse, people with mental health issues or physical disabilities, people with learning difficulties, people with English as a second or other language and ex-offenders.
We are an accredited volunteer centre (since 2000), providing advice and support to over 200 volunteer involving organisations as well as supporting hundreds of people into community-based activity and volunteering roles each year.
About the Your Future Your Integration project:
VAC is working in partnership with Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC) and FWT (Foleshill Women’s Training) to deliver a programme of activity that supports refugees to integrate within the community of Coventry.
The project is delivered in two phases. Phase one of the project consists of a Floating Support Worker from CRMC or FWT supporting clients over time to address issues and barriers. Phase two of the project supports people to access opportunities to increase their community participation, such as attending social groups and volunteering.
VAC receives referrals from CRMC or FWT of clients that have been supported and are now seen as ready to start exploring volunteering as a route to increasing their skills and knowledge, gaining experience to use on their CV's as well as building new relationships, social connections and contributing to community based organisations in the City.
To create a short film of up to 20 minutes duration to show how people have been able to develop skills, experience and knowledge through participating in volunteering. The film should be produced so that it can be shown in full or in parts.
The film should be focused on people who are less represented and fall outside mainstream services, such as refugees and asylum seekers as well as people who are isolated, those who have mental health issues or those that require additional support to overcome barriers in society. take steps into volunteering. This will be captured through the narratives of people who have been involved as volunteers and through interviews with relevant staff/agencies as well as on location filming.
To produce a format that is innovative and creative, it will re look at volunteering in new ways for the 21st Century and will have relevance after the end of the Your Future Your Integration project.
Agency/film production company to work independently to execute tasks, undertake interviews and coordinate all actions. Contacts of potential interviewees will be provided by VAC to ensure GDPR compliance.
This film will be used at public events and will also be distributed complete or in parts within social media and other communication for Voluntary Action Coventry.
The final film to be completed by 8th December 2020 if possible or by 18th Dec 2020 at the latest.
A maximum of £4000 is available
If you are interested in undertaking this work, please provide an overview of no more than 4 sides of A4 of how you would meet the brief and timescales and your experience of similar work.
Please also include a timeline, a budget breakdown, and the names of two referees that you have undertaken similar work for.
Please send your submission by 10am 23rd October 2020 to: