Coventry Building Society Charitable Foundation has announced that it has made
its first donations to the local community totalling £15,000.
The Foundation, which is a registered charity was established by Coventry Building
Society in November 1998 to provide a focus for its charitable giving.
The aim of the Foundation is to provide financial assistance to charitable
organisations which are based or active within the geographical area covered by Coventry
Building Societys branch network. Priority is given to charities aiming to improve
the quality of life of those who are disadvantaged by handicap, disability or other
factors or where assistance is required to create and support social and community
At the first presentation evening held on Monday 12 April, the Trustees of the
Charitable Foundation presented cheques to twelve charities, each receiving an amount
ranging from £500 to £3.000. Those benefiting were as follows:- Leamington Boys Club,
Coventry Boys Club, Coventry City Farm, Emmaus (Coventry), Midlands Sports Centre, St
Barnabas Family Centre (Coventry), Victim Support (Leamington Spa), Edwards Trust Appeal
(Birmingham), Project Endeavour West Midlands, MacMillan Cancer Relief, Relate (Coventry)
and Scope (Coventry).
Colin Franklin, Trustee of the Charitable Foundation commented:
"We are delighted to be supporting so many worthwhile causes, particularly as the
organisations who have received a donation today are the first to benefit from the
Coventry Building Society Charitable Foundation.
"The Foundation aims to make future donations on a quarterly basis and welcomes
requests from registered charities within the local communities of Coventry Building
Society's areas of operation."