Who we are
The Roma Project is based in Coventry and is a community-focused charity aimed at supporting and assisting the Roma population in the city. It provides various services and resources to help Roma individuals and families thrive in their new environment. The project focuses on areas such as education, employment, housing, health, and social inclusion. It aims to promote understanding, acceptance, and collaboration between the Roma community and the wider Coventry community. Throughout its efforts, the Roma Project strives to build a stronger and more inclusive city for all residents.
If you would like to come to see us, we are available by appointment only Monday to Friday from 9.00-17.00 and Saturday from 9.00-13.00 at the Broad Street Meeting Hall. Please ring the project manager to schedule a visit. For more information on our English classes, please ring the project manager at 07306 017999. In case of an emergency, please call 07722555899.
BIG LOTTERY FUNDING SECURED-SEPT 2018
We are thrilled to announce that The Roma Project has successfully secured a generous grant from the prestigious Big Lottery Fund. This grant is a significant milestone for our organization and a testament to the impact and potential of our work within the Roma community.
The Big Lottery Fund, known for its commitment to supporting projects that create positive social change, has recognized the importance of our efforts to empower and uplift the Roma community. With this grant, we will be able to expand our reach, deepen our impact, and bring about lasting improvements in the lives of Roma individuals and families.
This funding represents a tremendous opportunity for us to amplify our initiatives in areas such as education, employment, healthcare, and social inclusion. It will enable us to develop innovative programs and initiatives that cater specifically to the needs and aspirations of the Roma community.
Moreover, this grant reinforces our belief that collaboration is key to achieving meaningful change. We are excited to partner with other organisations, experts, and stakeholders to ensure that our projects are holistic, sustainable, and effective. Together, we can challenge stereotypes, break down barriers, and build bridges of understanding and acceptance.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Big Lottery Fund for their trust and support. This grant will not only help us enhance the quality of life for Roma individuals but will also contribute to building a society that values diversity, promotes inclusion, and champions equal opportunities for all.
Together, we can create a future where every member of the Roma community feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.
Official visit of HE Laura Popescu, the Romanian Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Coventry
Last month we had the great pleasure of welcoming official guests along with members of the community at the Roma Project office.
10-year Anniversary of the Roma Project
On the 2nd of November 2021 we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Roma Project where we had as guests in our office, the Consulate of Romania, the Mayor of Coventry, the CEO of Central England Law Centre and the other members of our team and after having a full day we then have a good lunch with traditional food and everyone spoke with each other.
We met with the Consul General of Romania and Lady Godiva at Coventry Council, where we received a tour of Coventry with all the history. We visited the Council, Cathedral and other important buildings and places that had historic implications for Coventry history.
Then we came back to the office on Broad Street, where we had a short meeting when everyone involved told a short story about The Roma Project and how they got to work with us during the years, including the Consul General of Romania. The Lord Mayor also had a few words to share with us, and then a Romanian traditional lunch was served and we spent time with each other in an incredible homey atmosphere.
IMPACT REPORT- May 2022
The project Steps to Empowerment and Improving Access to Mainstream Services (2018-2021) has been funded by The Big Lottery Fund to enable the Coventry-based charity The Roma Project to support capacity and capability building and sustain processes of social inclusion for the local Roma community. This report describes the results of an evaluation and impact assessment study which collected evidence by means of a community survey, internal documentation and interviews with charity staff and local service providers. The analysis considered how the project’s aims and targeted outputs and outcomes measured up against its achievements, giving careful consideration to the bearing of contextual challenges associated with the effects of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic on the local socio-economic and political environment. On this basis, it offers a detailed assessment of the project’s effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to long-term impacts on the Coventry Roma community, as well as remaining challenges and recommendations.
Visit from Romanian Officials to Coventry, UK (Sept 2019)
The minister of Romanians living abroad along with consulate officials visited Coventry, UK and the Roma Project came to meet local Romanian citizens to discuss more their experience of living abroad. The Roma Project was delighted to facilitate this event and take part in the meeting. Here is a short highlight video of the day. For full version visit the NEWS section of the website.