Working in partnership with the Leicestershire & Rutland Community Foundation, the Society’s Community Foundation presents the perfect opportunity to reinvest our profits back into our communities by supporting various charities across Leicestershire and Warwickshire.
Each year the Foundation will choose charities to support based on current social issues. By doing this, we hope to tackle the greatest challenges facing our communities. This year, the charities we have dedicated our help to are focussed around:
- Poverty and disadvantage
- The environment
- Mental and physical health and wellbeing
Learn more below about the six local charities we are supporting this year.
Interested in receiving support?
The window for applying for a grant is currently closed. If you are part of a charity group and are interested in being considered for the Hinckley & Rugby Building Society Community Foundation, please click register now.
Our application window opens each November for the following year. Register your details and we’ll update you when the application window reopens.
Attleborough Community Matters
Attleborough Community Matters is a volunteer-led initiative providing community support to those who live and work within Attleborough Nuneaton.
The small team of volunteers regularly organise activities and events for families, children, and the elderly to help combat isolation, promote mental wellbeing, and bring the community together, including a monthly artisan market to help support local businesses. The group have a proven track record for charitable giving and provide support services to locals such as shopping and gardening assistance.
Broughton Astley Volunteer Group
Broughton Astley Volunteer Group was formed in March 2020 in response to the first national lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, with the aim of supporting residents in the community at a difficult time.
In October 2020 the group became a registered charity and has continued to provide that same support to residents, as well as create social groups to benefit the wellbeing of locals and enhance the community. The group has a database of 200 volunteers to help carry out their work whose projects include conservation, crafting, gardening, litter picking, a foodbank, and a community allotment.
Falcon Support Services
Falcon Support Services have been helping the homeless and those in need find independence in Leicestershire through housing and community support for 20 years.
They do this by:
- Providing supported accommodation to those who are homeless, or at immediate risk of homelessness, enabling them to move from crisis to independence.
- Delivering open access services that support and meet the needs of the local community including Day Centres for the homeless or socially isolated.
- Delivering several health and wellbeing services for those who wish to improve their health, including those living with addictions, poor mental health or involved in sex work.
The Proton Foundation – The Flourish Project
The Proton Foundation, based in Leicester, was founded in 2006 to help many organisations, communities, and people. The Foundation has various umbrella projects including the Flourish Project which exists to help young people to develop healthy self-esteem, mental and emotional well-being.
Statistics show that 1-in-5 children aged 7-16 years old have a probable mental disorder, equating to 6 children in a typical classroom of 30. The team want to help bring a preventative solution by training and resourcing staff from schools and youth organisations to enable them to run the project within their own setting.
The Flourish Project is passionate about seeing young people realise their full potential. Their goal is to equip each young person with tools and techniques, enabling them ‘to be everything they can be’.
The Percival Guildhouse
The Percival Guildhouse is an independent, not for profit, registered charity whose objective is the advancement of adult education (primarily non-vocational), in the Rugby area. More importantly it is a place where people meet to learn new skills, or improve on existing ones, whilst making friends – all in a safe, warm and enjoyable environment.
Founded in 1925, following the donation of the building by the Old Boys of Rugby School, the Guildhouse has maintained its drive to provide affordable, sustainable, and outstanding lifelong learning.
Weddington Community Allotment Association
Weddington Community Allotment Association has been in situ since the early 1940’s. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and people’s heightened awareness of environmental issues, allotment gardening in the area has become increasingly popular, which has led to waiting list for plots. This increased interest and demand in recent years has resulted in wider community links and usage of the site. Examples include:
- Visits from local students with additional needs.
- Development of a community plot by Staff from Oakwood School.
- Young adults with their carers from Take-a-break maintaining their own plot.
- Plot holders donating surplus produce to People’s Pantry in Nuneaton for use in their hot meals, cookery workshops, and honesty shops.
The allotment team aim to make the site more user friendly with the purchase of raised beds and in turn help minimise the waiting list by increasing the number of plots (be they smaller) but more suitable for those less able.
Are you looking for support for your organisation?
We’re committed to supporting and strengthening our community, and we’d love to learn more about how we can help. If you represent a charity or organisation that could benefit from our support, please complete this form.
Please note, we consider applications each November for the following year. We’ll review your request and get in touch with you when our application window has reopened.