Carriers of Hope is a Coventry based charity that supports some of the most destitute people in our community; refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced people arriving and living in our city.
Carriers of Hope started in May 2009 when it was noticed that there were a number of asylum seekers, refugees or recently arrived Eastern European migrants (primarily Roma people from Romania), living in the Coventry area, who were experiencing extreme poverty and lacking the most basic personal and household facilities.
We started by preparing and handing out carrier bags of ‘useful things’ and also encouraging friends and supporters, mainly from the local churches, to join in and help provide them. These carrier bags gave the name to Carriers of Hope.
We have continued to grow since this, and now run many support groups and activities to help. Our main activity is our Tuesday morning group, Circle of Friends, which is a drop in session where people can come be offered support, refreshments and also have opportunity to collect items of food, clothing and other essential items, donated by the general public. You can read more about Circle of Friends and how you can come visit and see what we do by clicking here.
Our latest financial report can be found here