Winners of Community Cohesion Awards honoured at awards ceremony
Friday 19 October 2012
People, businesses and organisations have been honoured for the role they play in improving community life in Coventry at the city's Community Cohesion Awards.
The awards are run by the Equalities and Community Cohesion Theme Group of the Coventry Partnership, together with Coventry Ethnic Minorities Action Partnership (CEMAP).
This year's awards were launched in April and after months of voting, the winners were announced in a ceremony at St. Mary's Guildhall on Thursday (18 October).
The winners were:
- Public sector: Coventry Ambassadors, by Coventry University, Coventry City Council and Partners
- Voluntary and Community small: The Coventry Language Café
- Voluntary and Community Large: Bridging Cultures Project, by Coventry University Students' Union Volunteering and Employability Department
- Private Sector: The Warwick Arts Centre Design and Paint project
"The Coventry Community Cohesion Awards have recognised the commitment made by many organisations and groups in the city to ensure that Coventry continues to be such a cohesive city.
"The activities that the organisations and groups have been involved in demonstrate how Coventry people are proud of their heritage as a city of peace and reconciliation and how the people of Coventry want to continue to build upon the good community relations that exist in our city."
There was entertainment on the night by local artists, including: children from Freeman Dance; musicians from Coventry Performing Arts Jonathon Pudge and Thomas Ainge; and the Belgrade Theatre Black Youth Theatre.