The House of Empowerment is an African church community in Longford, Coventry. We met their community leader, Kwame, through our free one-to-one surgeries and gave them support and advice. Following this constructive one-to-one, CSC worked with the House of Empowerment to submit a proposal to the National Lottery Community Fund to support their emergency work delivering food and medicines – as well as social connecting support – to their elderly congregation during COVID-19. The funding bid was successful (!) allowing the House of Empowerment to fill a gap in the provision of vital services to its community members, whilst propping up mental wellbeing and social cohesion.