Good Neighbours









The “Good Neighbours” scheme is an initiative developed by local churches (via Hope Coventry and Together for Change) in partnership with Age UK Coventry (AUKC) to improve health and wellbeing amongst older people. Working collaboratively, faith organisations and AUKC seek to engage with isolated and lonely older people by developing existing social networks and using existing community resources to enable residents to help each other.  This could take the form of group activities, 1:1 befriending support, or low level practical assistance. 

The project increases the range of friendship opportunities and activities available for older people within Coventry, as well as significantly increasing reach to isolated and / or lonely older people to help them engage with their communities and maintain their independence.

Please click here to view a video about The Good Neighbours Befriending Project.


Good Neighbours Grant:

The Good Neighbours programme is currently looking for potential groups to fund, so if you run a project, know of any projects or even want to start a new one, then please do not hesitate to contact Jonah Birkett on or go directly to our funding section to find out more using this link.


Good Neighbours Projects funded in the first year:

With the Good Neighbours fund, we have been able to fund:

- Limbrick Wood Baptist Church

- St. Mary's, Walsgrave-on-Sowe

- Mosaic Church

- St. Bartholomew's, Binley

- Good Neighbours Cheylesmore Group

- Queens Road Baptist Church

- Willenhall Choir

- Willenhall Art Group

- St. Mary Magdalen

- St. Andrews

- Christian Life Ministries

- St. Chad's, Wood End

- Jerrys Group, Binley

- Coventry 'D' Group for the hard of hearing


Good Neighbours Projects funded in the second year:

With the Good Neighbours fund, we have been able to fund:

- Christ The King Church - Community Lunch

- Coventry D Group - Hard of Hearing Group

- House of Empowerment - Singing and Lunch

- Limbrick Wood - Well FED

- St. Barts Binley - Outlook Group

- St. James Styvechale - Community Coffee

- St. Mary Magdalen - SMM Elders Lunch Club

- St. Alban's Church/Stoke Heath - Outreach

- West Orchard United Reform - Health & Friendship

- Hearsall Baptist - Lunch Club

- Walsgrave baptist - Computer Beginners