The Highlife Centre, together with the CEVOH network and other partners are working to develop a proposal that will benefit a local geographic area in Coventry to identify needs and find ways to overcome those needs including increasing the chances to attract lager organisations and the local authorities to become more actively engaged within that community.
01 July 2015 - 30 June 2018
The project uses the interest in enterprise within the Black, Asian and minority Ethnic (BAME) communities residing in Coventry to engage them into a programme of activities that will improve their employability and provide them skills which will enable them to progress into further training, education, employment or self employment.
The aim of the project is to improve participant's independence, income levels, quality of life and sense of wellbeing.
01 June 2015 - 31 May 2016
Embracing Africa Project that aims to explore and share the rich cultural heritage of different African countries present in Coventry in an exciting exhibition display that tells a story of the way of life of African people.
01 September 2015 - 31 August 2017
Community Engagement Project is commissioned by the Coventry Council to raise awareness of HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis, improve people’s knowledge and reduce the stigma associated with HIV, Hep B, Hep C and Tuberculosis as well as encourage the community to test on a regular basis.
Related topics we discuss include the following:
• General sexual health and other health related issues
• What are the infections and who is at risk
• Symptoms of the infections
• How to reduce the stigma associated with HIV, Hep B, Hep C and TB
• Fact and Myth about HIV, HEP B, Hep C and TB
• Importance of early testing and Where to get tested
01 Apr 2016 - 31 Dec 2017
The Ambition Coventry YEI Project provides an integrated and flexible work experience with personal development embedded mentoring, advice and guidance over a 6 week period to young people aged 18-29 that are NEET (not in education, employment or training) to help with an easy transition into employment or self-employment.
2 January 2016 - 31 December 2018
The provision of intensive start-up support that will help to address the key barriers to black, Asian minority ethnic (BAME) start-ups include shortages of enterprise awareness and skills, social isolation/longstanding economic hardship, and low self-confidence.
Coventry & Warwickshire Business Support Programme
TEMP provides peer, buddy and professional aspirational mentoring specifically designed by and for young people aged 18 to 30 years old, who had completed some form of employment support or training, but had not yet secured employment and was at a risk of becoming disengaged, inactive or NEET’s.
Transition into Employment Mentoring Programme (TEMP)
January 2017 - July 2017
The African and Caribbean Food and Music Festival was inspired by a pioneer project, Embracing Africa, that The Highlife Centre successfully delivered in 2015/16. The event’s aim is to inspire communities, celebrate people and encourage the spirit of togetherness.
Support from Lloyds bank to develop a communication plan and to set up a BME partnership to collaborate to deliver services that benefit the community as well as become a voice of influence within the community.