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COMMUNITY: Apply for a grant from the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund

Local community groups can apply for money from the fund, set up in memory of Jimmy Hill...

22 January 2018

Local community groups and projects can now apply for money from the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund!

The Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund is a fundraising initiative in order to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for those who need it most, in memory of the late Jimmy Hill OBE, who passed away on 19th December 2015.

Jimmy Hill played a huge role during his time with Coventry City, a period which saw him take the positions of Manager, Managing Director and Chairman of the club driving the ‘Sky Blue Revolution’ in the 1960s and 1970s.

Jimmy Hill’s success had a massive impact on the city of Coventry and the Legacy Fund will provide a fitting tribute in his memory, supporting a number of causes that were close to his heart.

After fundraising by Sky Blue fans and the local community, a total of £3000 is available for groups and project to apply for through the Legacy Fund– with a maximum grant of upto £1000 being given to any one group/project. 

This is available to fund any community activity (e.g. Sports, art projects, music, dance, community days).

Along with this money, funds have also been allocated to provide activities for children and adults with disabilities and opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people in Coventry and Warwickshire, as well as a donation being made to the matchday Family Zone.

To download the grant criteria

To download the grant application form

Applications must be received no later than 5pm on 26th January 2018 – to or by post to:

Sky Blues in the Community
Ricoh Arena
Judds Lane

Only applications which adhere to the grant criteria and have completed the application form will be considered.

Applications will then be evaluated by the Jimmy Hill Legacy Fund committee, which consists of: Dave Busst, Mark Hornby, Joe Elliott, Terry Angus, Alan Shaw and Dave Long. 

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