Helping Hearts Award Scheme

Helping Hearts Awards scheme

In 2000 the Heart of England Co-operative Society launched the Helping Hearts Award scheme helping charities and worthy causes across our trading area.

The Society has pledged at least £50,000 each year and this year the Society celebrates pledging more than £1 million to benefit the local community.

Since the launch of the scheme it has helped hundreds of charities and groups in the regions of Coventry, Warwickshire, south Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Some of the groups we have helped recently…

1st Hartshill Scout Group’s received £500 to help towards repairs to their scout hut. The hut is situated in the grounds of Hartshill High School and has been their base since it was first formed 35 years ago and is home to 60 beavers, cubs and scouts. The Beavers group visited our Co-operative Food, Galley Common, Nuneaton to receive their donation.

Children at a Coventry primary school are learning to play the ukulele

The Society awarded £1,000 towards the purchase of instruments for the SS Peter & Paul Catholic Primary School in Walsgrave Coventry.

Katherine Owen, music teacher, said since the arrival of the instruments the children have been really embraced their lessons, having such good fun and have been really enthusiastic.

Jo Dyke, Community & Membership Adviser of the Heart of England Co-operative Society, said: “We receive applications from some fantastic groups which are going all out to engage with their communities, bringing them closer together and working together for the benefit of everyone around them.”

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for a Helping Hearts Award, application forms are in all our stores or contact Jo Dyke, Community & Membership Adviser, on 024 76 382331 or email jo.dyke@heartofengland-coop.co.uk

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