Canley Community Centre

17 February 2023

Refreshing Canley Community Centre, a rundown centre in a highly deprived part of Coventry tackling the drug trade and knife crime, was the first of six projects working in partnership with Think Active – working together to help more local people become more active across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.

The project

Over 2 weeks, we painted & decorated the whole centre to increase appeal/use of the centre for external groups to use for physical activity, private and community events.

“As a charitable organisation ourselves, the centre hasn’t been painted in 10 years due to slim resourcing and funds. In order to be able to best serve our community, through our food bank, local youth groups tackling knife crime and soon, local sports activities like yoga, dodgeball and fitness classes, we need to be looking our best to attract more people to use the centre and our services, whilst feeling comfortable to be in a bright, welcoming space, when they’re here. This full redecoration of the centre will do just that.”Anne-Marie Corbett, Centre Manager, Canley Community Centre

See our full Think Active partnership here

The young people: 10 local young volunteers, from Coventry College and Hereward College

The impact:

  • Targeted local impact into an area and community space that need help the most

  • More usage and financial stability through private hire reported through greater interest from groups including a dance school, social gatherings, community groups and increased youth activity

  • Increased engagement from young people, elderly people and people from low socio-economic backgrounds

  • Four partner volunteers involved from the technical team at our Trade Partners, Dulux

Accreditations gained: 7 Entry Level 3 City & Guilds accreditations in Painting & Decorating and Health & Safety

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