Project Description

The search is on for the Lower Precinct Charity of the Year, and the power is with people of Coventry.

The winning local charity, will receive help with fundraising, a location to engage with members of the public and form a 12 month partnership of support. Lower Precinct Centre Manager, Nicola Cormell, said she was pleased to give the people of Coventry and visitors of the Centre the opportunity to cast their nomination.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our shoppers to tell us who they think we should be getting behind this year,” said Nicola. “We wanted the people of Coventry to have a voice in helping us to pick our Charity of the Year and they now have three weeks to do just that.”

The first stage of the search is a call out for people to put forward their not-for-profit charities, of whom have a UK Registered Charity Number, are located in the CV postcode area – with activities directly benefiting the people of Coventry. In addition to this, they will need to have staff or volunteers able to attend regular events and to fundraise, plus have existing branding and marketing materials like pop-up banners, information leaflets, branded collection buckets.

Nicola Cormell, Centre Manager at Lower Precinct, said:
“We are really passionate about giving back to the community and our ‘Charity of the Year’ partnership gives us the chance to work side-by-side with a local charity to help raise money for their cause. Our shoppers and retailers are extremely supportive of the Charity partnership and we’ve enjoyed working closely with Coventry Guide Dogs over the past year”. “I’d urge anyone who is close to a charity, that fits the criteria, to take the time to enter them,” she concluded.
Applications for the charity partnership are now open; and the application form is available to download. The deadline is Friday  8th June 2018, following which the nominations received will be shortlisted and will go to a public vote for one week.

Alongside helping with fundraising and helping with a location to engage with members of the public, once chosen, the centre’s Charity of the Year will be joining in with a number of activities set to take place in the centre over the coming months.

“We’ve got plenty of in-centre activity planned for the rest of the year and the winning charity can take part,” added Nicola. “I’m looking forward to seeing people cast their votes over the coming weeks.

Nominations have now closed – stay tuned to our social media channels for your chance to vote for our three shortlisted Charities!