Impact grant first round funded applicants

After thorough assessment of the many applications received for the Reducing the impact of Covid-19 Grant, the following initiatives were awarded grant funding, each one aiming to build community capacity and improve the health and wellbeing of predominantly ethnically diverse communities living in Warwickshire by focusing on one or more of the following:

  • Reducing social isolation 
  • Mental health and wellbeing 
  • Unemployment 
  • Physical health 

Lot 1 - £0 - £2,000

  • Rugby Community Hub CIC - World Kitchen
    • This project aims to deliver cooking sessions for the Ethnically Diverse Communities in Rugby. The aim is to teach English through joint cooking and conversation.
  • Guru Nanak Day Care Centre- Wellbeing and Health Project
    • Targeting the Sikh community in Nuneaton. The project aims to deliver regular walks followed by healthy lunches and social activities in a safe environment.
  • African and Caribbean Community Association – ACCA
    • This project aims to combat loneliness and social isolation among the African and Caribbean elders of South Town in Leamington Spa by offering sessions for people to socialise and join in on various activities. The project raises awareness of health issues by hosting various speakers.

Lot 2 - £2,000 - £10,000

  • Escape Arts - Afghan Refugee Children and Family Creative Engagement Project
    • This project will deliver creative interventions, game playing and sports challenges, overcoming communication barriers, and building language and social skills for Afghan refugees in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
  • Polish Community Stratford upon Avon - Volleyball Team for the Polish Community in Stratford upon Avon 
    • This project will introduce a new skill/sport to people of all ages. Playing volleyball with the community can reduce stress and anxiety levels, improve social isolation and reduce the risk of obesity.
  • Otra Cosa Network - Las Amigas Guardianas “The guardian friends.” 
    • This project will run a range of engagement activities to break down barriers to accessing services, such as health, mental wellbeing, vaccination uptake and employment in the Hispanic community. The activities include information sharing workshops, gardening, cooking, exercise classes and providing a safe space for people in the community to socialise.
  • The Sikh Cultural and Sports Community Centre Health & Wellbeing Project
    • This project will build and deliver various activities including basic IT and communications skills, monthly health and wellbeing seminars, and fitness classes.
  • Rugby West Indian Association Social Club & Community Day Care- Come Chat, Tea and Exercise
    • This project will provide opportunities for elderly in the community to participate in seated exercise followed by tea and a chat one day per week with the aim to reduce social isolation in Rugby.
  • Rugby Sikh Community Association - Rise to the future
    • This project will provide advice, counselling, and assistance to improve physical and mental health through social, cultural and leisure activities.
  • Community Welcome - Community Active
    • This project provides support and sports activities for refugees and asylum seekers specifically in the Rugby area with the aim to improve mental and physical health, and reduce social isolation.
  • Nuneaton Muslim Women’s Group- Bicycle club
    • This is a new initiative for women and children participate in a weekly bicycle club in Nuneaton. The project provides cycling training sessions from complete beginners to advanced level of skill including upskilling volunteers to become Bikeability cycling instructors. The project aims to improve physical health and reduce social isolation in Asian women in particular.

Lot 3 - £10,000 - £25,000

  • Aspire in Arts- Empower YOUth
    • This project will deliver separate girls and boys youth groups including self-defence workshops, day trips and physical activities in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
  • NU:GEN CARE CIC- Carry it Come Again
    • This project is focused on Black African and Black Caribbean communities across Warwickshire by providing culturally specific food and befriending services to address the gap in culturally specific care and reduce social isolation.
  • The Polish Community Centre in Leamington Spa and Rugby
    • This project will deliver a comprehensive and sustainable outreach programme for the Polish community in Leamington Spa and Rugby by opening a library for children, community gardens, and a multi-cultural forum for people to have better access to services.