Local Coventry project awarded £119,000 from BBC Children in Need

YMCA Coventry & Warwickshire has been awarded funding from BBC Children in Need to support disadvantaged children and young people locally. Today, (Monday 22 June), BBC Children in Need has announced that it has awarded funding totalling £119,731 to YMCA Coventry & Warwickshire, part of YMCA Heart of England.  The funding award – made possible…



We need to talk about… Leadership on Equality & Diversity

We need to talk about… Leadership on Equality & Diversity   The recent outcry over the death of George Floyd caused me to revisit a blog piece that I wrote In January 2018, following the death of my childhood hero, Cyrille Regis. There’s something about it which still feels very relevant to me. I wrote…



Working towards a better tomorrow.

Birmingham and Coventry are diverse communities with a rich fusion of different cultures. At YMCA Heart of England, we are proud to be part of those communities and strive to inspire all young people to discover their full potential, so that they can live life in all its fullness. Racism has no place at our…



We need to talk about… the end of rough sleeping

The current Covid-19 pandemic may have unleashed a wave of horror across the globe, but has also made something remarkable happen: it has prompted the UK government to tackle the crisis of rough sleeping that was engulfing our country.