News Jul 2022

CRASH awards £5,000 grant to Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire thanks to the Worshipful Company of Plumbers

CRASH is delighted to announce that it has awarded a £5,000 grant to Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire, made possible by the generosity of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers and its members.

Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire provide accommodation, support and meaningful work opportunities for up to 17 individuals (known as Companions) who have previously experienced homelessness, social isolation, poverty and a lack of opportunities.

The homelessness charity approached CRASH for help to upgrade their existing facilities. CRASH began by undertaking a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) survey which flagged up a number of issues relating to plumbing and drainage. Thanks to CRASH and the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, the £5,000 grant will be used in association with plumbing works on the charity’s Grade II listed main building, The Old Vicarage.

“Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire are very grateful for the most generous grant from the Worshipful Company of Plumbers towards refurbishing a bathroom. We provide accommodation and meaningful employment for our community of 17 companions who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. Our community, the Old Vicarage in Binley, is a grade II listed building situated close to the centre of Coventry and our companions are very appreciative of the improvements we will be able to make with the Worshipful Company of Plumbers support. Work is scheduled for the Autumn.”

Andrew Stockdale

Chair of Trustees at Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire

“The Plumbers Charity, part of The Worshipful Company of Plumbers, strive to change lives for the better in everything we do. We are delighted to be supporting CRASH in the excellent work they are doing in Emmaus Coventry. Our vision is to promote better plumbers, better plumbing, better health and better lives, so working with CRASH is really a ‘meeting of minds’ and we look forward to seeing the grant we have awarded being used to create a safe and supportive home for people who have experienced homelessness, social isolation, poverty and lack of opportunities.”

Steve Hodkinson

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers

“A huge thank you to the Worshipful Company of Plumbers for donating this grant to CRASH for the plumbing works at Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire. This donation has invested in the 17 companions that find themselves there, giving them the chance to rebuild their lives in a welcoming environment.”

Niamh McCann

Projects Manager at CRASH

“Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire are very grateful for the most generous grant from the Worshipful Company of Plumbers towards refurbishing a bathroom. We provide accommodation and meaningful employment for our community of 17 companions who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. Our community, the Old Vicarage in Binley, is a grade II listed building situated close to the centre of Coventry and our companions are very appreciative of the improvements we will be able to make with the Worshipful Company of Plumbers support. Work is scheduled for the Autumn.”

Andrew Stockdale

Chair of Trustees at Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire

“The Plumbers Charity, part of The Worshipful Company of Plumbers, strive to change lives for the better in everything we do. We are delighted to be supporting CRASH in the excellent work they are doing in Emmaus Coventry. Our vision is to promote better plumbers, better plumbing, better health and better lives, so working with CRASH is really a ‘meeting of minds’ and we look forward to seeing the grant we have awarded being used to create a safe and supportive home for people who have experienced homelessness, social isolation, poverty and lack of opportunities.”

Steve Hodkinson

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers

“A huge thank you to the Worshipful Company of Plumbers for donating this grant to CRASH for the plumbing works at Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire. This donation has invested in the 17 companions that find themselves there, giving them the chance to rebuild their lives in a welcoming environment.”

Niamh McCann

Projects Manager at CRASH

Donating grants to CRASH is one way that Worshipful Companies and other grant-giving bodies can support homelessness charities and hospices. CRASH carries out full due diligence on all charities it works with, meaning that projects can have a lasting impact in our society for years to come. CRASH also helps to ensure charities get the most from their grants, by offering the likes of a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) survey.

If you would like to find out more about offering grants to CRASH contact Niamh McCann, CRASH Projects Manager today!

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