EMERGENCY FUND LAUNCHED IN ORDER TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

HoECF

After launching an urgent appeal last week, Heart of England Community Foundation has received almost £80,000 to support local communities across the region during these unprecedented times. The charity opens its Coronavirus Resilience Fund today, which local community groups and projects can apply for, in order to help ease financial concerns during the current pandemic.  The fund, which was announced by Heart of England Community Foundation last week, will be available to constituted groups providing services such as food banks, social eating projects, emergency food parcel deliveries, and those engaging in outreach activities; all vital for various constituencies within the West

THE BUTCHERS SOCIAL TO THE BUTCHERS SHOP: HOW THIS SMALL BUSINESS IS SERVING UP COMMUNITY SUPPORT DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Mike Bullard

The Butchers Social, that once began life in an old butchers’ shop in Harborne, has gone back to basics amidst the coronavirus pandemic in order to preserve the restaurant in Henley-in-Arden. In such an unprecedented time for hospitality businesses, independents across the country are having to adapt in order to survive the change in lifestyle. Mike Bullard, chef-owner of The Butchers Social, has led the way for small businesses in Henley-in-Arden by providing a service to local residents during these uncertain times. The team has created an innovative new menu that offers ready-made, restaurant quality meals for locals to enjoy at home

CHARITY LAUNCHES EMERGENCY FUND TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Heart of England Community Foundation, the region’s leading supporter of community projects and local charities, has launched an urgent appeal in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. Calling for businesses, or individuals, to pledge their support for a Coronavirus Resilience Fund, the money will help those in need during this international crisis. Heart of England Community Foundation has helped over 6,000 projects across the region and awarded over £20 million since being founded 25 years ago. The Foundation, which is based in the heart of Coventry, prides itself on the support it offers to the region and wants to ensure important

HOTEL DU VIN STRATFORD CHECKS IN NEW MANAGER

Natalie Heath

Hotel du Vin Stratford-upon-Avon has appointed all-new manager Natalie Heath ahead of its third year. The new general manager brings over 20 years of hospitality experience, and a full suite of new ideas to the boutique hotel.  The hotel, which took Stratford-upon-Avon by storm in 2018, has had a successful two years since opening in the former registry office building, and with new manager at the helm more successes are yet to come. Newly appointed Natalie will be focussed on driving sales and strategy for the hotel, having studied hotel management and training at The Savoy and built her wealth

HEART OF ENGLAND RESPONDS TO LOCAL NEEDS WITH NEW BIRMINGHAM FUND

Heart of England NNS Fund

The Heart of England Community Foundation has announced its plan to support over 50s in an all-new Edgbaston and Northfield Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS) Fund. The charity’s latest fund has a pot of £400,000, which will provide help to community projects within the local area. Funded by Birmingham City Council, it will support and provide opportunities for older people within the wards of Edgbaston and Northfield. The Foundation will work alongside Age UK Birmingham, Gateway Family Services and Northfield Community Partnerships, as the lead facilitators for the new grants scheme. After extensive research, Birmingham City Council found there was support

ViDERE DIVES INTO 2020 WITH THE UNVEILING OF ITS SECOND LIFE GALLERY

ViDERE aquariums

ViDERE, the Birmingham-based specialist aquarium design and installation company, is set to make a splash at The Senator Group this month with the launch of its second Life Gallery. The one-week exhibition will take a deep-dive into nature aquariums and natural art at the Jewellery Quarter venue from 9 – 14 March.  Linking nature, interiors and wellbeing, the one-week event has been curated to inspire and showcase how aquariums can incorporate nature into your business and homes. Each piece is entirely unique and brings together aspects of architecture, horticulture and interior design all in the form of an aquarium.  ViDERE will also be hosting a

HOLLYWOOD ARTIST TO RELEASE NEW BODY OF WORKS EXCLUSIVELY FOR CASTLE FINE ART

Castle Fine Art - Domingo Zapata

Exhibiting for the first time with Castle Fine Art, internationally renowned neo-expressionist artist, Domingo Zapata, will be releasing a series of unique pieces across the UK from next week.  The collection of both unique and limited edition prints, titled La Gioconda, will be showcased at Castle Fine Art’s 40 galleries across the UK from Friday 21st February. A re-envisioning of the original masterwork, La Gioconda is based on the Mona Lisa and re-thinks the iconic artwork by showing what would happen if it were exposed to street art, graffiti, and different mediums. Each colour filled portrait provides a different image of what Mona Lisa could have been