Coventry Improv was brought about with the mission to not only do what we enjoy , which is creating and performing improvised scenes for the community; But importantly we wanted to ensure that we were able to give back to the community as well.
This notion led us to start our group with a connection to the Coventry communities by dedicating our monthly family friendly shows held at Esquires to a Quarterly nominated local charity. 100% of the donations collected from the Esquires shows all goes to the charities and we have a fabulous public announcement during the show to inform the audience when we hand over the collected total. The results have been truly rewarding for us as performers, as well as for the community ethos which we are spreading here in Coventry.
See below to see all of the charities we have raised money for to date. There is a little description of what the charity does as well as the badge indicating how much has been raised for them.
The young people they work with are among the most vulnerable in Coventry. Lack of adult support is common leading to chaotic lifestyles. Serial homelessness is a feature with ‘sofa surfing’ at friends’ houses hiding the true extent of the problem and limiting access to statutory support. For some of our young people Bardsley Youth Project (BYP) are regarded as ‘home’, the only place they feel part of and loved and cared for. Young people ‘opt in’ to use the services and engage as much or as little as they choose. Activities offered are changed regularly following consultation with the young people each term, as are the support services BYP offer.
Change Grow Live are excited to be offered the opportunity to work with children and young people in Coventry around making positive choices. We will be supporting young people who might be experiencing difficulties and/or facing risks around sexual health, substance misuse and difficult relationships with their peers. By intervening early and delivering supportive interventions we intend to help young people identify their strengths and build their resilience in the hope that they realise their full potential.
Broken Souls rescue pets from vets, council pounds and private emergency calls from the general public about non-dangerous pets facing euthanasia simply due to a lack of shelter space.
BSR are a volunteer run community project, who were originally funded by The Princes Trust and run solely on donations from the public, proceeds from training sessions, and adoption fees.
BSR never put an animal to sleep simply because it has not been adopted. Some animals remain with their foster families for months or even years at a time and some become "Life Residents".
PDSA is a charity. We want a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet. Every day, vets in our 48 Pet Hospitals care for sick and injured pets – saving lives, and keeping pets happy and healthy. Treating pets is a huge part of what they do…but their work doesn’t stop there. They are a leading authority on pet health and well-being: from raising awareness of pet obesity to surveying the state of Britain’s pet nation; raising the status of animals to celebrating their contribution to our lives. It as amazing to be able to go out to the Coundon Branch and hand over physical items to the centre. The impact this donation will have is fabulous and they were truly grateful for the work we had done as a community. The remaining money was sent as a cheque to the PDSA general charity.
The Mary Ann Evans Hospice is a local community hospice whose aim is to provide specialised care, support and advice to patients and their families when living with a life limiting illness. They also provide expert secondary Lymphoedema care and treatments. We believe everyone in Nuneaton, Bedworth, Atherstone, Coleshill and the surrounding villages in Northern Warwickshire should be offered the choice of quality end of life care. Their services are delivered free of charge by a team of staff and volunteers who place great emphasis on choice, dignity, respect, compassion and enablement.
Sands is a national charity that supports anyone affected by the death of a baby, works to improve bereavement care and promotes research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives. Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, was founded in 1978 by a small group of bereaved parents who were devastated by the death of their babies, and by the total lack of acknowledgement and understanding of the significance and impact of their loss.
There is normally a foodbank centre open somewhere in the City of Coventry 7 days a week as Coventry Foodbank distributes food through 16 partner churches.Our foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area. We aim to provide our clients with three days worth of emergency food, along with other support beyond food to help them solve their crisis and last year we fed just under 15,800 clients.
CRASAC has been supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Coventry for more than 30 years. We provide a range of services aimed at enabling and empowering individuals to move forward and reclaim power and control in their lives.
Coventry Cyrenians provide a comprehensive range of high quality services to homeless and vulnerably housed people in Coventry and Warwickshire with the objective of improving their quality of life and to empower them to live as independently as possible. The traditional view of homelessness has tended to focus on negative stereotypes. At Coventry Cyrenians we view our role as helping people to rebuild their lives.